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Reptile Discovery Center

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Address: 2710 Big John Drive, DeLand, FL
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Description: Large collection of venomous snakes and live venom extraction program...
Large collection of venomous snakes and live venom extraction program twice daily. Nature trail, picnic facilities. Open Thurs-Sunday.
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For years we've talked of visiting the center and never made time. After today's visit, we've scolded ourselves for waiting so long! Out of the many things we did this summer... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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Orlando, Florida
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Orlando, Florida
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48 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

For years we've talked of visiting the center and never made time. After today's visit, we've scolded ourselves for waiting so long! Out of the many things we did this summer, this is tops on the list and it's practically in our backyard. Not only does the center have a fantastic collection of reptiles of many kinds, but the venom... More 

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DeLand, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Love this place. So educational and neat. A lot of reptiles and Carl and Mara are so knowledgeable! !

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DeLand, Florida, United States
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17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Even if you don't like snakes this is a wonderful experience! You get the opportunity to hold or pet snakes which just might change your mind about snakes. Go when you can see them milk the snakes. I went there for a Leadership Retreat and everyone really enjoyed it!

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DeLand, Florida
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Cannot say enough good about this place! Carl and the entire crew are amazing! We've had Bday parties here, field trips and just because trips and it never disappoints!

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Port Orange, Florida
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32 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

This is a great place for anyone to learn about reptiles and venom extraction - Carl and his staff are the best and very knowledgeable about what they love doing - be sure to stop by and enjoy a great experience!!

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Boone, NC
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This was a great experience for our grandchildren--and for us! I personally have no interest in reptiles but this was so interesting and educational. Very well done.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This is our second visit and it was just awesome! What they are doing at this facility is very impressive and I'm sure there are lots of grateful people who have been helped by the hard work that takes place here. Everybody loved holding the friendly, non-venomous snakes that the staff brought out. I highly recommend checking the hours of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This is a must see whether you like snakes or not. It will take up about an hour of your time but very educational and the venom extraction is nerve wracking excitement. The staff is very friendly.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We visited with our three children 11 and under on a day they were doing a venom extraction. Before the extraction, two handlers come out and allow you to touch and even hold some of the gentler snakes. The extraction itself takes about half an hour and is interesting to watch. Had we come on an ordinary day, though, the... More 

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DeLand, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I brought my daughter to one of their small events. The staff was very friendly and patient with other children that had fears of the creatures. This is a small place and nothing fancy, but for children (and adults) that loves snakes and other reptiles this place is wonderful. Everything is done on a small scale so there is lots... More 

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