South Carolina is home to one of the oldest species of animals, the alligator. Alligator Adventure in Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach; it not only houses alligators but other interesting species of wildlife. Alligators are the predominant species there making it known as the “Reptile Capital of the World”. Other denizens of this wild life preserve are river otters, tropical birds, beavers, big cats, tigers, lemurs and more.
The alligators in residence range in age and size from infants (eight inches long) to fifteen feet adults weighing in between 500 and 1,000 pounds. There are ten other animal exhibits besides the alligators. One contains Utan, the King Croc; he is the largest crocodile in the United States. The “Serpentarium” contains some of the world’s largest and deadliest snakes. This exhibit contains the green anaconda that reaches over thirty-seven feet and the largest, most intelligent snake the King Cobra. The famed Galapagos and Aldabra tortoises can be found living with rare and unusual frogs, lizards and turtles in the turtle yard. According to Alligator Adventure otters have two speeds, wide awake and fast asleep; take some time to visit these playful creatures. Beavers, lemurs and large cats all have habitats in Alligator Adventure.
Alligator adventure is open year round and offers two special demonstrations during the year. During the warm months you can enjoy live feedings and lectures about alligators. When the weather cools down and the alligators become sluggish they do not eat however there are demonstrations on how to handle these pre-historic beasts. There is so much to see and do while walking from exhibit to exhibit that it takes at least two days to see and do it all. Alligator Adventure offers a second day of admission free as long as you return to visit within seven days of your initial visit. You will definitely want to add a day at Alligator Adventure to your itinerary for your Myrtle Beach vacation.
Web Site: http://www.alligatoradventure.com/
Address: Hwy 17 at Barefoot Landing
City: North Myrtle Beach