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McCarthy's Wildlife Sanctuary

#1 of 91 things to do in West Palm Beach Features Animals
12943 61st St N, West Palm Beach, FL 33412-2017
+1 561-790-2116
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Wildlife sanctuary near West Palm Beach

Originally set up as rehab for animals who were then returned to the wild. Now houses an amazing... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Tulsa, Oklahoma
via mobile
Excellent Adventure!!

We were looking for something unique to do over Memorial Day weekend and we found it! McCarthy's... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jennifer C
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12943 61st St N, West Palm Beach, FL 33412-2017
+1 561-790-2116
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Originally set up as rehab for animals who were then returned to the wild. Now houses an amazing variety of animals, including exotic birds, big cats (my first Bengal tiger), excellent snake exhibit (I have a picture with a Boa on my shoulders.) and more....More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were looking for something unique to do over Memorial Day weekend and we found it! McCarthy's Wildlife Sanctuary had a wide variety of animals, some (tortoises, snake, and tarantula) you could actually touch. The big cats were active and awe inspiring!!!! Totally recommend this...More

Thank Jennifer C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

They are providing a valuable service by housing animals that could never make it in the wild. We enjoyed the tour. Our guide Brie was very comitted and gave a great tour.

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1  Thank Steven M
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is my second visit, and enjoyed both visits. Manny did a great job introducing the animals and sharing how they came to be there. I was happy to hear they have a future and are well cared for - especially the leopards!

1  Thank Athena578
Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited the sanctuary today and had an absolutely fantastic time! Our tour guide was Brie, she was so knowledgeable and clearly loves animals. She made our tour one to remember. The animals all looked so well cared for, and Brie answered all questions with...More

1  Thank visitor156
Reviewed 6 days ago

We recently visited the McCarthy Wildlife Sanctuary and were amazed at what a clean facility it was. The animals all look extremely healthy and very happy. We did not see the usual pacing exhibited by caged animals. These cats, and other residents clearly have a...More

1  Thank K1863OJjoec
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was looking for some interactive, fun things to do while spending a week-long vacation in south Florida, to get up from laying around at the pool/beach. We did the Lion Country Safari last year, which was really awesome (like a drive-through zoo), and figured we'd...More

1  Thank David G
Reviewed 1 week ago

By far the best wildlife encounter we've have had. Kids definitely enjoyed it. The reptiles were amazing. And of course the cats and other creatures. Loved it all. Wish Mark would have been able to join us, but that's okay Brie did an excellent job...More

1  Thank Kelly J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved this so much! Kara was great! Thank you! You get very close to the animals and even get to hold a few, great experience.

1  Thank laci h
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are avid zoo goers with season passes to both Palm Beach Zoo and Lion Country Safari. Neither of those places are as great as McCarthy's. For the cost, the tour was phenomenal. We were able to hold a tortoise, an alligator, a kinkajou, a...More

1  Thank Keri D
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Daniel P
What time do they close
2 April 2017|
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Response from Donna Z | Reviewed this property |
They are not open to the public. It is by appointment only for the tours which are from 11am-1pm and last about 2 hours.
Do you have to be a certain age to go? I have grandchildren that are nearly 5 years old.
27 March 2017|
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Response from Maureen C | Reviewed this property |
They children need to be 5 yrs. old. When you call for your reservation they will remind you of that. There is a lot of information given about each animal, which means you are standing in one place listening. You are not... More
Ruth M
There are 5 of us 1 adult 3 teenagers and 1 senior , what is the cost to tour mc Carthys wildlife sanctuary
7 February 2017|
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Response from Donna Z | Reviewed this property |
Seniors and Children 5-15 are $25 Adults are $35 and worth every penny!