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Bee City

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Address: 1066 Holly Ridge Lane Cottageville, S.C, Cottageville, SC
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+1 843-835-5912
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Fri - Sat 09:00 - 18:00

An insect town dubbed "The Sweetest Little Town in the World" is...

An insect town dubbed "The Sweetest Little Town in the World" is where bees live and work in a dollhouse city of tiny, painted wooden buildings.

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Great place for kids; Better place for adults

We went to get local honey, because you know it's good for allergies. Took the kids to do the petting zoo. Oh my gosh! What an amazing thing they have there!

Reviewed 9 March 2017
Robert C
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Goose Creek, South Carolina
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

Bee city is rather a unique place which is close to Givhans State Park and the middle of no where outside of Summerville. The exotic animals taken in there and the mosquito spraying has really turned it more into a large petting zoo and educational center instead of a Bee City these days, but kids love petting and feeding the... More 

Thank Happyeats123
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3 reviews
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We went to get local honey, because you know it's good for allergies. Took the kids to do the petting zoo. Oh my gosh! What an amazing thing they have there!

Thank Robert C
Columbia, South Carolina
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73 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

I was recently in the area sighting seeing and visiting Givhans Ferry State Park when I passed the sign for Bee City. After my visit to the State Park, I decided to stop and check-out Bee City. My thoughts as I was driving down the dirt road was that I would learn about Bees and the process of getting the... More 

Thank AMiller121
1 review
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This is an interactive "zoo" due to the many animals eating treats and food sold in the store for guestd to to feed them. Its in an isolated area north of Charleston. Various types of monkeys, also rabbits, turtles, ostriches, and many more animals. The kids enjoy it. I noticed one of the monkeys repeatedly getting its paw pinched in... More 

Thank Theresa B
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

My husband happened by the Bee City signs this week on way to work and goggled it to find it was a petting zoo. Our 8 year old is an animal fanatic. She had so much fun touching and feeding the animals. $7 pp entrance and $5 for food was absolute bargain.

2 Thank freedomspradley
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 January 2017

It's great family entertainment. My grandchildren love it and ask to go back. There is no other place like it that I know of within the coastal area. When I took my Savannah grand daughter, she loved all the animals but especially the monkeys. She had a ball feeding them and asked if we could go back. Can't find a... More 

1 Thank Glenda B
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33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

My mother and I brought my 3, 7, and 8 yr old children here. It was decently priced for what they had. My kids had a great time petting and seeing all the animals. I would think that a teenager or young adult would be a little bored. We were there for about 4 hours just taking our time and... More 

1 Thank robinjordan
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104 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed the animals. From monkeys to lamas and even a bird enclosure to let the kids get a feel of the birds on them. Enjoyed the reptile house. Two hour of fun, and even a walking path to various animal enclosures. Well worth the small fee to get in.

1 Thank Chris K
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29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016

In the past few years, we have made approximately five trips to Bee City with various grandchildren, a neighbor child, and our great-nephew, as well as adults. Although I agree that they could make it more spacious with the land they have, I also understand the economics of running a family business. Recent years have seen a great new aviary... More 

1 Thank Linnie30
south carolina
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

This place is fantastic! I would definitely go there again. Went with the grandchildren and we had a blast. You can feed the animals. The birds will fly right into your hand, or on your head! Watch out for the feisty llama's, they spit! We had a lot of laughs and great interaction with so many different animals. The area... More 

3 Thank mspsycho80

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