best time ever!
Returning back from our honeymoon we stopped here. My husband was walking along and saying "Hello Mister Lion". The lions were being fed and Mr. Lion must have thought he was going after his meat/bone. He rammed the chainlink and I think my husband aged 20 years!! LOL This is a delightful zoo. We try to stop every now and then when we go down to Myrtle Beach. I enjoy coming here and always remember my first time! LOL
Great place to bring the family for free fun
This place is an interactive conservation with tiger cubs, chimpanzees and orangutans. It's free and you can see the wildlife exhibit and they also have a living tiger museum. Though it's free, for a small fee you can have your picture taken holding one of the tiger cubs or monkeys. There is also a tour you can take but we didn't do the tour where they have apes, gray wolves, falcons and such. Next trip down I want to do the tour, don't know the cost but if it's like the free exhibition it would be worth paying to go see.
Not just plants to see
Originally I thought we were going to a "garden" you know the type with plants? Well, this is the home to the only American zoo and aquarium association's accedited zoo on the coast in the Carolinas (not only SC, but includes NC too). I am waiting to go back this fall (about Sep08) to visit it again when the tourist go home because it was so crowded when we went last summer.
The Horry County Historical Society is headquartered on Main Street in downtown Conway. Conway was an early river town for shipping, and has deep historical roots. Come see our protected Live Oak trees and see how many people it would take to link hands and encircle them.
A real Gem
Waccatee Zoo is a little secret for residents of the Grand Strand. You would not expect to find a zoo here with such an offering. It is a great half-day adventure for families. Bring lunch and listen to the peacocks.