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McCarthy's Wildlife Sanctuary

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12943 61st St N, West Palm Beach, FL 33412-2017
+1 561-790-2116
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Wonderful Wildlife Experience

McCarthy's Wildlife Sanctuary was incredible. What a wonderful tour by Kara - so informative... read more

Reviewed today
runphoto
Best wildlife experience ever

I have been to some of the best zoos in the world, they do not compare to the personal experience... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Bob B
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RESERVATIONS REQUIRED! : Eight lush acres of endangered wildlife surrounded by a botanical garden situated in the palmetto and pine forest of West Palm Beach! Over 200 animals from White Tigers to African Lions, Black Leopards, Ligers, Lynx and Amur Leopards seen from just four feet away you can't get any closer than this by law! Hands on experiences with parrots, kinkajous, alligators, snakes, and well who knows what else. You will have to come by and experience it for your self! We are a 501 (c) 3 non-profit wildlife rescue facility that take in injured native wildlife, orphaned babies, and unwanted exotic pets! Your experience here goes hand in hand with helping us with the tremendous expense in this cause.Price is $35.00 Dollars for adults and $25.00 Dollars for children.
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“our tour guide” (423 reviews)
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12943 61st St N, West Palm Beach, FL 33412-2017
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+1 561-790-2116
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Reviewed today

McCarthy's Wildlife Sanctuary was incredible. What a wonderful tour by Kara - so informative and I loved the way she interacted with the animals!!!! As an animal lover, I always struggle with going to traditional zoos and seeing the animals in captivity. At McCarthy, it...More

Thank runphoto
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I have been to some of the best zoos in the world, they do not compare to the personal experience you have with the residents at this animal sanctuary. Our guide, Kara, was spectacular. Highly recommend for anyone who loves wildlife.

Thank Bob B
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

As a animal lover and passionate about good deeds, heard about this place and decided to see as the husband went on a trip. No reservation, but Kara, a very awesome guide took me in on the tour. Different then be in a Zoo, smaller,...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great tour by Kara! The tour was informative and many times "hands on." Much more close up than any zoo.

Thank robin2015
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Reviewed 4 days ago

If you like big cats this is the place. I have been to several of these sanctuary/rescue facilities and this one is tops! Our guide Kara was EXCELLENT! The detail she provided surrounding how the cats came to this facility was great. These animals are...More

Thank David Jude G
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

McCarthy's Wildlife Sanctuary is wonderful, clean and extremely well-kept for the well-being of both the animals and the visitors. You can see the wildlife up-close. Sam, our tour guide, gave us a wealth of information in a fun way. We have the impression that all...More

Thank Walt P
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Since moving to Florida six years ago I have visited McCarthy's Wildlife Sanctuary over a dozen times. And I will continue to return. I was, and still am, in awe of the beautiful "residents" of McCarthy's - the exotic birds, reptiles, and the glorious big...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is no words for how amazing this experience was. My friend and I decided to go and were completely taken away with our experience. The staff is impeccable, the animals are beautiful, and seeing how well they take care of them is so heart...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This sanctuary and it's animals all seemed well cared for. Tour guide, Jess was friendly and knowledgeable. My grandson enjoyed holding and touching some of the animals. Great getting a closeup view of these beautiful creatures. Our group was only about 8 people.

Thank mommahamburger
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ashley was delightful. Everyone who worked there was so kind and knowledgeable. The animals are so close to the tours made up of 20 people. Maintained beautifully. Animals were so cool. Highly highly recommend for all ages.

Thank Lucia M
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Debbie F
15 April 2018|
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Response from David N | Reviewed this property |
I believe a wheelchair would be fine, the pace is pretty relaxed, terrain is pretty flat and I know people would help as needed!
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patti87477
8 April 2018|
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Response from Mitch M | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember if there is a discount, but we really enjoyed our visit.
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riggssherry
7 April 2018|
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Response from Gerald G | Reviewed this property |
Do not remember cost but important you call ahead for reservation they have limited space
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