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McCarthy's Wildlife Sanctuary

#1 of 94 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 need to visit...

Sam (Sam-I-Am) our tour guide was wonderful. Her enthusiasm for being a keeper at this wonderful... read more

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A must if you are close. What am amazing place. Care for wonderful animals. You get so close to the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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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 yesterday

Sam (Sam-I-Am) our tour guide was wonderful. Her enthusiasm for being a keeper at this wonderful sanctuary shows immediately and her enthusiasm for her job made our visit very special. Hats off to a great place and hats off to Sam!

Thank BugsyLuckyFranky
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A must if you are close. What am amazing place. Care for wonderful animals. You get so close to the animals. Wonderful staff.

Thank Scott B
Reviewed 4 days ago

Manny, our tour guide was entertaining and informative. But, most of all, you could tell that he loved his job and the birds and animals in his care. The place is immaculate. The birds and animals are treated so good that it's hard to explain....More

Thank rhathb
Reviewed 4 days ago

Tour guide was great. Fun interactive tour around the property. Tour lasted about 2 hours. The animals were well taken care of and you could tell the staff was really concerned about their health. I would recommend this to other families or couples looking for...More

Thank jkastroll
Reviewed 4 days ago

My fam and I signed up for the noon tour with Tori (a new tour guide) for her very first tour as a McCarthy employee. She was very friendly, personable, and knowledgeable. I truly enjoyed being up close and personal with the animals. The cats...More

Thank Chy R
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was the best "zoo" in Florida. There were a lot of big cats. Nice property and the staff really care about the animals. Manny was a great tour guide and really interacted with the animals.

Thank ptac2cats
Reviewed 1 week ago

McCarthy's Sanctuary is in the far north west corner of West Palm Beach. It started as a sanctuary/rehab place for animals and has significantly grown. The walking tour takes about 90 minutes unless you stay in the reptile house (you can "wear" a live 10...More

Thank Gary S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ask me a question about any of the animals I will know it, thanks to the help of my SPECTACULAR tour guide! Who let us hold and feed the adorable animals. If you are looking for a fun out side activity I would TOTALLY recommend...More

Thank Kelly L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Meet every animal during your guided tour. You even get to hold a few of them. A great chance to see some amazing animals up close and to help support them at the same time.

Thank Danisproudmom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything was so neat and clean. The animals looked happy and healthy.......we got up close and personal with them unlike a zoo! The tour guide was full of interesting information. We really enjoyed the whole experience! Ledra & Larry

Thank Ledra S
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Daniel P
1 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.
26 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!