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Waccatee Zoo

#50 of 119 things to do in Myrtle Beach Features Animals
8500 Enterprise Rd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29588-6626
+1 843-650-8500
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Sad and depressing

This zoo was not good! The animals seemed so sad, there was debris in all of the enclosures, the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Matthew M
Blacksburg, Virginia
via mobile
Charming private Zoo

Coming from a city with an established zoo, I was not sure as to what to expect. We bought a bag... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kathleen L
Chicago, Illinois
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible20%
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8500 Enterprise Rd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29588-6626
+1 843-650-8500
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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 staff wasn't even that friendly...More

Thank Matthew M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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 not allowed at regular...More

Thank Kathleen L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved visiting this zoo. I enjoyed feeding the animals. I do think they need to do some updating. some of the boards on the bridges you walk across seemed to be getting rotten.

3  Thank jonessunshine2002
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Animals are in cramped spaces, appear to be underfed and lacking water. You can watch as large predators pace back and forth in a cage that you would not consider leaving your dog in. All the animals should be taken from this zoo and the...More

4  Thank Ittybumpkin
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is more or less a farm that was turned into moderate to sub-par pens for animals. It's not particularly modern, and doesn't seem to meet the same standards as a typical zoo for its enclosures. I can't say that the animals looked particularly mistreated...More

1  Thank Michael H
Reviewed 8 June 2017

We have visited this zoo several times and we never tire of it. So pleasant, animals are out and about and friendly. Alot of the zoo is shaded which is nice when its super hot in the summer. The price is super cheap especially compared...More

Thank Shuttledancedj
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Animals shouldn't be kept in those conditions, terrible to see Lions and Tigers pacing back and forth, miserable, terrible kept place, no one who actually likes animals should support this place

4  Thank mokfmb
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

My kids and I love this place. I got scared as I was going out door into zoo part cause to my left was a snake cage. I don't like snakes. But we had a great trip and enjoyed all the animals! Well worth the...More

Thank Chrissy M
Reviewed 25 May 2017

This zoo should be closed down. Animals is small cages, pacing back and forth. Conditions were deplorable.

6  Thank Kathy M
Reviewed 23 May 2017

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

1  Thank Gracie H
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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
Dana M
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.
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