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McCarthy's Wildlife Sanctuary

#1 of 96 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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Animal Lovers

Love it!!! Really cool place. Was literally a couple feet away from tigers. So beautiful. Well... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Hilliard, Ohio
via mobile
Great Experience!!!!

Very Good time visiting the sanctuary. Our tour guide Kara was outstanding , you can tell she... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
james h
via mobile
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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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12943 61st St N, West Palm Beach, FL 33412-2017
+1 561-790-2116
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Love it!!! Really cool place. Was literally a couple feet away from tigers. So beautiful. Well taking care of. I read one review that said the cages were too small. Crazy!! In the processes of making the small ones bigger and I guess they missed...More

Thank michellemybell76
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very Good time visiting the sanctuary. Our tour guide Kara was outstanding , you can tell she really cares about the animals :)

Thank james h
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

With our teenage grandchildren we enjoyed the educational Factor and the beautiful animals and plants that seem very well kept

Thank Kimandphilh
Reviewed 6 days ago

My sister, brother-in-law and I made our first visit to McCarthy's. Kara, our guide, was amazing. It was obvious she loves all the animals and we learned a lot from her. The sanctuary is very clean including the animals' cages. The interaction between Kara and...More

Thank destoutreporting
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I were looking for something to do to kill time until our flight later that evening and I randomly came across this. SO glad I did because we had the time of our lives. We are from Texas so we do not...More

Thank darreinelizabeth
Reviewed 1 week ago

They have a beautiful and information indoor wildlife exhibit in the education center. My entire family was captivated by the wealth of information and education and interactive displays.

Thank PeterMasi661
Reviewed 1 week ago

The have a staff of Vets who help rehabilitate injured wildlife. Many great local specials are on display in very nice habitats. Live presentations of the 'stars' in nice small viewing areas. Donations are accepted - you will feel very good about it!!!!

Thank Searover
Reviewed 1 week ago

Preserved nature and environment made this place exceptional. The beach is great and the museum is outstanding

Thank Ismail S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a whim my sons and I decided to take a day trip to the east coast of Florida. We found the Sanctuary on Trip Advisor. The animals are so well taken care of. The place was spotless. Our tour guide, a young man, did...More

Thank jrummans1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a wonderful place to visit. The animals they have either cannot be released to the wild or are being rehabilitated and soon-to-be released back to the wild. The staff is very knowledgeable and friendly. The beautiful tree cover keeps it in the shade...More

Thank bytheway1
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Daniel P
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.
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
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!