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McCarthy's Wildlife Sanctuary

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12943 61st St N, West Palm Beach, FL 33412-2017
+1 561-790-2116
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Love this place so much!

This is our second trip there and we love it. Kara was amazing and it’s so wonderful to see the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sarah B
Wheaton, Illinois
via mobile
McCarthy's wildlife sanctuary is great!

Very informative tour with an excellent tour guide. Ashley was knowledgeable about the animals and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Norman S
via mobile
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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 yesterday via mobile

This is our second trip there and we love it. Kara was amazing and it’s so wonderful to see the love between staff and animals. The place is great and the tour is good for all ages. It’s fun and informative. We will be back...More

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very informative tour with an excellent tour guide. Ashley was knowledgeable about the animals and their background.We all really enjoyed this unique opportunity to learn about exotics; we even got to hold them!

Thank Norman S
Reviewed 2 days ago

Our first visit to McCarthy's Wildlife Sanctuary was so interesting. Our guide, Manny, was very informative, and you can feel his passion for the work he does with the animals. The animals respond and interact with him which gave us such an insight into the...More

Thank Laura L
Reviewed 2 days ago

No fee ( donations only) and many interesting animals. The kiddos have a great time viewing all the animals and it is a very pleasant way to spend the morning or afternoon with younger children.The shows and tours are excellent.

Thank donnabG3496GM
Reviewed 2 days ago

Had a very nice experience with my 2 year old. We wee able to feed animals and the place is very nice and interesting.

Thank tyzon12
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our visit to Mccarthy's santuary was informational and fun! Our tour was led by a fantastic guide whonus also a caretaker of the beautiful animals. Seeing their bond gives you a glimpse into the world of these exotic creatures. I highly recommend visiting and meeting...More

Thank Nanette D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My wife and I visit many sanctuaries and this has to be one of the best kept, well maintained and friendliest staffed sanctuary we have ever been too. Kara was our tour guide and she was absolutely wonderful, very informed about all the animals and...More

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 4 days ago

This wildlife sanctuary has a wonderful tour and very dedicated tour guides that are also the animals' caretakers. It was very clean, and the animals are very well cared for. We were very glad that we decided to go to this sanctuary.

Thank Annette G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Amazing experience! And for a good cause too! It was wonderful seeing our guide interact with the cats. Educational and fun :)

Thank cindy c
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I️ decided to take my father and sister to McCarthy’s Wildlife Sanctuary because I️ was looking for something different. I️ am so glad we went! What a wonderful program! Our tour guide, Tori, was fantastic. She was informative and up beat. You could see how...More

Thank Karen C
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Karen B
20 October 2017|
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Response from Aiko O | Reviewed this property |
That depends. Lots of the rain we have in South FL are scattered showers that comes and goes. You may get less than an inch of rain that day, and then the weather clears up. If you don't mind getting wet and bringing an... More
Daniel P
1 April 2017|
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Response from johneV1368CG | Reviewed this property |
Tours are by appointment only. Available Tue-Sat. Tours at 10AM, 11AM and 12 PM.
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