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The Grand Strand has several zoos and animal exhibits that are perfect for the whole family, but there are two that stand out as Myrtle Beach time tested favorites. The Waccatee Zoological Farm and Alligator Adventure are both located within a short drive to all seven of our Myrtle Beach resorts. Visiting both of these zoos is affordable, just log onto the zoo’s website of your choice and find great specials and discounts.

Waccatee Zoological Farm is located in Myrtle Beach. The zoo is aptly named because of its location at the meeting point of the Intercoastal Waterway, Socastee Creek and the Waccamaw River. The Waccatee Zoological Farm is home to more than 1,000 egrets, and over 100 species of animals. This private zoo sits on more than 500 acres of preserved nature. All animals enjoy living as nature intended in this wooded property. The zoo offers guests wagon rentals, food for guests to feed animals, souvenir shop, vending machines, snack bar, picnic areas and restrooms. Come visit Wacatee Zoological Farm today to observe beautiful animals in their natural habitat. Learn more about Wacatee zoo by visiting!

If you're already at Barefoot Landing for shopping, food or entertainment, take time to visit Alligator Adventure. Alligator Adventure puts guests face to face with over 800 alligators including albino alligators, snakes, tortoises, tropical birds, lemurs and even bats. The staff members at Alligator Adventure are experts on reptiles so you’re sure to leave with a new understanding of these dangerous and mysterious critters. Alligator Adventure also offers live shows including alligator live feedings, alligator handling and snake handling. Admission into Alligator Adventure is $17.99 for adults, $15.99 for seniors, $11.99 for children ages 4-12 and free for children 3 and under. If you can't get enough of the Alligator Adventure fun, you can return for a 2nd day for free. This offer applies to tickets purchased at Alligator Adventure only. Visit to view current discounts and specials.