This 15-acre wildlife park - one of the largest reptile refuges in the world and a family-friendly North Myrtle Beach attraction - serves as a showcase as well as a sanctuary for rare and exotic animals. When certain species are displaced from their previous owners and have nowhere else to go, Alligator Adventure serves as somewhat of a foster home, although these adoptees may not be the snuggling sort.
Lunch time at Alligator Adventure — Photo courtesy of Alligator Adventure
A recent police investigation in Wisconsin led to the discovery of 10 animals that were being kept in an unlicensed location. The owner was forced to remove the animals from the property. Five rare snakes from Central America, two American alligators, one crocodile, an alligator snapping turtle and a Gila monster were transported to Alligator Adventure, where they are currently recouping from the ordeal.
All 10 animals will eventually be on display and introduced to permanent exhibits.
Alligator Adventure is best known as a popular attraction in the Barefoot Landing entertainment, shopping and dining district. However, the wildlife park also serves as a rehab facility for the appropriate species. Despite the somewhat limiting name, Alligator Adventure has more than just gators. Snakes, turtles and lizards are also on display, as well as some tigers, exotic birds, primates and more. And that list continues to grow.