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Waccatee Zoo

#46 of 118 things to do in Myrtle Beach Features Animals
8500 Enterprise Rd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29588-6626
+1 843-650-8500
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BUFFALO, PEACOCKS, and TREE ROOTS, Oh My!!!

Being almost a next door neighbor of the Waccatee Zoo and having 10 grandchildren, we have gone... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Gracie H
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Waccatee Zoo

I enjoyed visiting the zoo and seeing all of the animals. The only negative thing is that the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jill B
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Chapel Hill
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good23%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible20%
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“small zoo” (17 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
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8500 Enterprise Rd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29588-6626
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+1 843-650-8500
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Being almost a next door neighbor of the Waccatee Zoo and having 10 grandchildren, we have gone several times over the past decade and although it's a nice place to visit, not much has changed over the years. The walking paths are HORRIBLE (please, watch...More

Thank Gracie H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed visiting the zoo and seeing all of the animals. The only negative thing is that the terrain within the walking area is very rough with roots, rocks, sticks; etc. I was afraid that I was going to trip.

Thank Jill B
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family enjoyed the Waccatee Zoo. Be sure to buy the pet food if you have kids. Make sure to wear bug spray! Make sure to read the signs....they are there for a reason, lol. I read the signs about the cats possibly spraying and...More

Thank 294ashleyb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I were leaving Myrtle Beach (4 day vacation from Virginia). Weather improved and we decided to visit zoo (had visited several times in 1990's/00's with young children). Zoo is FANTASTIC and a unique experience....up real close and personal with the animals (all...More

Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This little zoo is so unique, and it was very hard to rate. I could give it a 5 on the one hand, and a 1 on the other. It has so much charm, and the staff seemed to love the zoo. The trail walk...More

Thank Rennyla
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family really enjoyed visiting this zoo. After reading reviews we went with an open mind and not expecting a 5 star zoo. Yes some of the fencing & cages should be replaced and the cats should definitely have a larger space. I don't know...More

Thank Amanda S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can interact with the animals by feeding them. There are a few you cannot feed but it is a great experience for the family. We try to visit every time we come to the Myrtle Beach area.

Thank mclay6222
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Please don't give this attraction a dime. The animals should be rescued and given to zoos that will feed them and house them appropriately. Most animals look undernourished and most are in a chain link fence. The donkey completely scared my 6 and 7-year-old because...More

2  Thank mbcampers
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Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

I visited the zoo with my grandchildren ages 15, 11 and 8. The children enjoyed the morning but we were all very concerned about the cramped cages of the bears, wild cats and monkeys and the dilapidated state of a lot of the cages. Are...More

6  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 12 April 2017

I loved the wildlife area. Being there for the egret's nesting season was a real highlight. The family enjoyed feeding the animals, but food was pricy. We were very troubled by some of the extremely cramped habitats, way too small for lions and horribly cramped...More

4  Thank Grandmama57
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brittanyschanck
we are planning a trip in March and I was curious if you are open and how much it will cost? I have a family of five.
19 January 2017|
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Response from Birdie L | Reviewed this property |
I have a family of 5 and it cost us about $40 for admission last summer. Waccatee Zoo is open 7 days a week from 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. (Weather permitting) Currently the admission rates are: AGES 13 AND OLDER: $12.00... More
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Dana M
Are the paths wheelchair accessible?
11 June 2015|
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Response from dzconaway | Reviewed this property |
No. No. And NO. Tons of roots. My boys tripped and fell repeatedly and our stroller had trouble.
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rjernigan7
Are you allowed to carry snacks on the farm? How should one dress? Do you have bathrooms on site? Gift stores?
12 May 2015|
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Response from Jessica P | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I believe you can bring food in. They have a covered picnic pavilion with tables toward the back. They also have a snack bar on site near the gift shop. The gift shop is small. They have bathrooms but we did not use... More
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