Most People Don’t Know This South Carolina Zoo And Adventure Park Even Exists

Most people who visit Charleston don’t realize there is a zoo in the city. It’s located at Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site, a 664-acre site along the marsh and the Ashley River that is home not only to a natural habitat zoo, but also miles of trails, historic exhibits, ongoing archaeological digs, and more.

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The Animal Forest at Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site is accessible year-round (except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day). The hours are 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. daily. Admission includes access to Charles Town Landing as well as the Animal Forest. Current admission fees are: $10/adult; $6.50/seniors with SC address; $6/youth age 6-15; free for children 5 and younger. Learn more on the official website of South Carolina State Parks.

Address: It’s located at 1500 Old Towne Road, Charleston, SC, 29407