Alligator Adventure - “Reptile Capital of the World”
Barefoot Landing offers lots of great shops, restaurants and music venues, but what it has most of are alligators, and lots of them. Alligator Adventure is home to hundreds of alligators, crocodiles and other rare reptiles that guests can get closer to than they ever could or would want to in the wild.
Billing itself as the “Reptile Capital of the World,” Alligator Adventure delivers with various unusual species, including the rare Albino alligator and aggressive saltwater crocs. Watch regular feedings and shows, including an appearance by a 20-foot monster croc named Utan. There’s also a reptile display featuring sea turtles and snakes, including boas, pythons, rattlers and cobras.
Alligator Adventure is also home to other animals, including birds, big cats and lower primates, such as sloths and lemurs. Their aviary exhibit is comprised of flamingos, eagles, hawks, owls and other birds of prey. The feline section is home to the likes of African Servals, Bobcats and Lynx. Kangaroos, Warthogs, Otters, and Squirrel Monkeys are also among the many residents at this wildlife refuge.
Alligator Adventure is located at on Highway 17 South in North Myrtle Beach next door to the House of Blues adjacent to Barefoot Landing. Tickets range from $14.99 for kids to $19.99 for adults, and the cost of admission includes a second day for free if it is within one week of the initial visit. The park is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
You never know what you might experience on your next visit to Alligator Adventure, as they switch out their seasonal exhibits often enough to keep you coming back for more adventure!