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McCarthy's Wildlife Sanctuary

#1 of 93 things to do in West Palm Beach Features Animals
12943 61st St N, West Palm Beach, FL 33412-2017
+1 561-790-2116
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Wildlife up close and personal

I have visited McCarthy wildlife sanctuary twice, ( two sets of grandchildren) Both times were... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
West Palm Beach, Florida
childs birthday party destination

Kara our guide did an excellent job. Full of great facts and very informative. You could tell she... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Miami, Florida
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RESERVATIONS REQUIRED! : Eight lush acres of endangered wildlife surrounded by a botanical garden situated in the palmetto and pine forest of West Palm Beach! Over 200 animals from White Tigers to African Lions, Black Leopards, Ligers, Lynx and Amur Leopards seen from just four feet away you can't get any closer than this by law! Hands on experiences with parrots, kinkajous, alligators, snakes, and well who knows what else. You will have to come by and experience it for your self! We are a 501 (c) 3 non-profit wildlife rescue facility that take in injured native wildlife, orphaned babies, and unwanted exotic pets! Your experience here goes hand in hand with helping us with the tremendous expense in this cause.Price is $35.00 Dollars for adults and $25.00 Dollars for children.
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12943 61st St N, West Palm Beach, FL 33412-2017
+1 561-790-2116
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I have visited McCarthy wildlife sanctuary twice, ( two sets of grandchildren) Both times were extremely informative and the. Children loved it there. They learned about the animals and were even able to hold a few. The staff was very well informed . It is...More

Thank ladyjhf
Reviewed 6 days ago

Kara our guide did an excellent job. Full of great facts and very informative. You could tell she loved the animals.

Thank Celebratingelegance
Reviewed 6 days ago

The smaller groups really make for a great intimate experience! Seeing the animals up close was so unique in this area! Staff was wonderful and answered any questions and were very friendly!

Thank Alyssa P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The McCarthy Wildlife Sanctuary is an incredible place to spend time up close with some of the most beautiful animals on earth. Our tour guide Kara was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the residents -- including background information about how they came to be there....More

Thank Conniejill1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great way to support a wildlife sanctuary. Cara, our guide, was awesome. You could tell she genuinely loved her job. When we first arrived a woman was dropping off a baby bird for a rehab/release.

1  Thank friedaproctor
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took my family today and LOVED IT!! Both of my kids are on the Spectrum and they both were so comfortable there. My daughter who is not very social, was up in front of the group at every stop and even answered questions that were...More

Thank John David G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our guide, Kara, was amazing. She knew all of the stories of how the animals came to be at the sanctuary. She spoke and interacted lovingly with all the animals. She was very knowledgeable about the animal personality types and answered all questions extensively. Great...More

Thank JoAnne P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited on Thursday our guide was Kara. What an amazing place. I have visited many zoos and drive through parks however never felt this close before. Kara was an excellent guide who answered my grand- daughters multiple questions throughout the tour. I have never...More

Thank Sharon D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I will be going back very soon to bring my niece! I loved everything about this place and Kara was great! Very knowledgeable and made the tour so much fun!

Thank gabii111
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of different animals to see, mostly different kinds of big cats. Kara was an awesome tour guide and was extremely knowledgeable. You could tell she was well bonded with the animals and that they are very loved. She even explained away some concerns that...More

Thank Kelsey B
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Daniel P
What time do they close
1 April 2017|
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Response from Donna Z | Reviewed this property |
They are not open to the public. It is by appointment only for the tours which are from 11am-1pm and last about 2 hours.
Do you have to be a certain age to go? I have grandchildren that are nearly 5 years old.
26 March 2017|
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Response from Maureen C | Reviewed this property |
They children need to be 5 yrs. old. When you call for your reservation they will remind you of that. There is a lot of information given about each animal, which means you are standing in one place listening. You are not... More
Ruth M
There are 5 of us 1 adult 3 teenagers and 1 senior , what is the cost to tour mc Carthys wildlife sanctuary
7 February 2017|
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Response from Donna Z | Reviewed this property |
Seniors and Children 5-15 are $25 Adults are $35 and worth every penny!