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Hollywild Animal Park Wellford

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Hollywild Animal Park
2325 Hampton Road
Wellford
SC
29385
Tel: 864-472-2038

Where are we going today?

It's amazing when you see pictures of these exotic animals in the wild...and then get face to face with them in person! Hollywild Animal Park is a GRRRREAT place for kids to experience some of the worlds most weird, wonderful and exotic animals that we have in this world. In fact, there are over 500 in the park that they can visit!

Most of these animals roam freely inside amazing large natural enclosures, or man-made islands instead.

There are a number of experiences that you can take part in, that will give you and INCREDIBLE animal experience! The Outback Safari is a favorite, where the knowledgable guides from Hollywild Animal Park will drive you through over 70 amazing acres which are filled with free-roaming animals.

It will be just like you are in Africa! The safety of the car is a great place to try and spot all of the animals that hide within the park, especially the super cute babies in the woods! If you're REALLY lucky, some of the animals might eat right out of your hand! Experience emus, donkeys, zebras, bison, sika...and even one's you might not have heard of like Fallow and Watusi! (See parents, it's a great learning experience for the family too! Tick that box!)

You might even catch a glimpse of the beautiful White Rhino.

In addition to the safari experience, there are also petting and feeding opportunities for those little animal lovers who want to get even closer to those cute creatures! Hollywild Animal Park has full sensory encounters which give kids a unique experience. Most of the domestic animals such as sheep, camels and goats are bottle raised, so they just love being around people! Great fun for those smaller ones in the family (who might be on the bottle themselves!)

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$12
  • Children$8 (Ages 2 - 14)
  • Free Under: 24 months
LAST UPDATED 2015

When can we go?

Seasonal: 9am/10am opening, close between 1pm and 5pm

March (Sneak Preview) then April to Sept/Oct

Teachers corner

They LOVE having students visit! It's a unique classroom experience, so get in touch with them to see how they can help!.

I'm Hungry!

There are picnic areas that allow you to bring your own tasty lunch and enjoy it with the animals!.

Healthy Eating!

Make sure you load up with plenty of bottled water to stay hydrated!.

Any Top Tips?

There are several locations that you can pick up animal feed. Make sure you grab a bunch! .

Doing our bit

They LOVE the animals, and have made sure all of the enclosures are for the benefit of giving them a healthy and stress free life. .

Need a little extra help?

They do have handicapped discounts, but if you want to know accessibility just give them a call .

Can I get one of those?

Can you have a BIRTHDAY party at the park? Yes you can! Give them a call to celebrate your special day with them!.

More information

Before you go, check the times as they are seasonal. In Sept/Oct they are only open weekends, as in March. .

What people are saying?

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    Perhaps the most depressing zoo I've ever been too. Not enough space for the animals.

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    We visited Hollywild this past Saturday night for their drive-through nighttime lights display and to say I was horrified doesn't begin to cover it!! That we sat on a mile two lane stretch for over an hour just to get in was the least of my concerns in the end, though I will say that they are completely incapable of handling the crowds. The lights are pathetically hung, but again, not the biggest problem here. It's the complete disregard for the animals that should have this place shut down! Being in the music industry, I know when music is...Read More

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    deffently not your typical zoo. I fun place to vist if you don't mind a chain link fence between you and a lion :-P

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    My kids loved it!! Everyone was really nice and it was well worth the trip. The lights was sooo pretty!!

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    All in all the kids will probably love it, and the admission is reasonable.

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by Ashley Kohrs

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We visited Hollywild this past Saturday night for their drive-through nighttime lights display and to say I was horrified doesn't begin to cover it!! That we sat on a mile two lane stretch for over an hour just to get in was the least of my concerns in the end, though I will say that they are completely incapable of handling the crowds. The lights are pathetically hung, but again, not the biggest problem here. It's the complete disregard for the animals that should have this place shut down! Being in the music industry, I know when music is too loud and the tacky music blaring from the speakers was ridiculous! The cars wind around at a snail's pace (over 4 hours for the whole thing!) and no pit stops. Arriving at the "deer forest" is when things went from boring and monotonous to absolute horror! There's no organization, direction, or regulations when driving into this enclosed area, and the amount of cars is completely unlimited. Hundreds of animals run loose with no protection from the vehicles, including deer who look terrified! Some huddle near the fence, clearing wishing to escape. Teenagers with flashlights wander around stirring them up, scaring them, to entertain the tourists. Again, cars have no lanes, nothing to tell them where to drive, so it's just a free-for-all in there, and I witnessed some that would get frustrated with the person in front of them, gun there engines, and race around them, and with loose animals everywhere, it's a miracle if one is not mowed down! Zebras, bulls, deer, and horses are fed overpriced snacks - some are people junk food! - sold at the entrance, and kids have no restrictions when feeding them. I watched some just throw food at the animals where it would bounce off of them more like it was meant to startle them, not feed them. I was stuck in there for a long time, trying to carefully make my way to the exit, absolutely mortified and livid on several levels. After doing some research, this place has received countless animal cruelty violations for over two decades! How is this place still in business??? Do not patronize this place! It needs to be put down!!!

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