South Carolina

Exploring Nature

Featured Animals/Aquariums/Zoos/Wildlife

Hollywild Animal Park

Campers may encounter goats and sheep, tigers, bears, llamas, peacocks, buffalo, baboons, cougars, African Lions, and others. They can also meet the "animal movie stars" that call the park home. 2325 Hampton Rd., Wellford, SC 29385. Spartanburg County. Tel: 864-472-2038. Cost: Fee.... More Info

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Ripley's Aquarium

1110 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577. 843-916-0888. Explore an 85,000 sq. ft. interactive aquarium with a hands-on stingray exhibit, underwater tanks with aquatic mammals from the Amazon and coral reefs. Fee.

Savannah National Wildlife Refuge

694 Beech Hill Ln., Hardeeville, SC 29927. 843-784-2468. This refuge encompasses marshes, creeks, and former rice plantations. Visitors have opportunities to see various reptiles and migratory waterfowl throughout the year. An 11-minute film and interactive exhibit hall explore the history and features of the refuge. Free.

Waccatee Zoological Farm

8500 Enterprise Rd., Myrtle Beach, SC 29588. 843-650-8500. Groups can walk through the wooded nature paths and see herds of buffalo and zebra roaming the grassland, and look up close at leopards, lions, cougars, tigers, and peacocks. The menagerie features unusual wildlife such as peacocks. Fee.

Zoo at Brookgreen Gardens

1931 Brookgreen Dr., Murrells Inlet, SC 29576. 843-235-6045. This zoo is home to alligators, bald eagles, river otters, and more. In the Plantation Exhibit, groups can learn about historical animal breeds. Educational activities include scavenger hunts, learning about habitats, as well as art and history programs. Fee.