Zoos & Wildlife

Waccatee Zoo

Myrtle Beach, SC

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Address: 8500 Enterprise Rd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29588, USA Number: 843-650-8500 Website Contact How do we get there?

What is there to do?

Known as "the best kept secret in Myrtle Beach", Waccatee Zoo is a beautiful family zoo located within 500 acres of private, and carefully preserved, wooded land.  

This special and unique place is the perfect family day out for animal lovers, with over 100 species of animals waiting for you as you make your way along winding trails, and beneath shady trees.

With a strong emphasis on exotic animals, kids can meet animals from ALL over the world - from the weird to the wonderful. Waccatee Zoo also feature domestic animals, so it really is a great learning experience.

The layout also means you can be closer to the animals than you ever imagined! It's a zoo with a difference, ensuring a more personal experience.

Trees, grass and natural settings make the animals feel more at home. You can also visit the natural nesting site pond, where the egrets go to mate and lay their eggs. 

All of the animals are treated like family, so why don't you join them! 

It's a great learning experience for kids, where they can come face to face with some amazing creatures such as lions, chimps, zebra and buffalo!

The zoo began over 20 years ago as a private collection, and has grown into the hundreds of acres that you see around you today. 

A roaring family day out with a difference, with the beautiful, unusual wildlife becoming part of your family!



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How much does it cost?






$5 (1-12 years)


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11 months


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Any top tips?


If you want to see the egrets laying their eggs and nesting, this happens February to mid-August

I'm Hungry!


They have a fun snack shop where you can fill those tummies!

Healthy Eating It's a good idea to take some healthy snacks with you to keep the kids energy going throughout the day!

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They LOVE having groups! Why not give them a call and check out the special rates they offer for 15 people or more. Make sure you book at least one week in advance.

Need a little extra help?


There aren't any paved areas so just call to check about the accessibility

Click here for lots more great things to do near you in South Carolina

When can we go?

10am - 5pm 7 days a week

Open 365 days a year, weather permitting

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