Waccatee Zoo, Myrtle Beach

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#6 of 6 in Zoos & Aquariums in South Carolina
One of Myrtle Beach's secret gems, Waccatee Zoo shelters over 100 species of animals. Established in 1988 to house a private animal collection of a local family, this zoo now includes a 20 hectare (50 acre) viewing area offering visitors a chance to observe both exotic and domestic species including zebras, tigers, lions, leopards, horses, goats, ducks, and peacocks. The natural habitats spread over this wooded property also serve as a breeding ground for many species of migratory birds, which you can see in the tree canopies as you traverse the trails connecting the various exhibits. The zoo's snack bar offers only basic food, so be prepeared with additional fare if you plan to picnic here. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Myrtle Beach holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Waccatee Zoo and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • August 10, 2017
    I just want to know how this "zoo" can remain open! Shame on Horry County for not doing something about the conditions there!  more »
  • July 10, 2017
    This zoo was not good! The animals seemed so sad, there was debris in all of the enclosures, the lions you couldn't even see! :( the are placed out oddly and there is no real order to the zoo. The sta...  more »
  • June 30, 2017
    Coming from a city with an established zoo, I was not sure as to what to expect. We bought a bag of food that could be fed to the more domesticated farm animals which was a real treat because it is no...  more »

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