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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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GREAT PLACE TO LEARN ABOUT REPTILES AND VENOM EXTRACTION

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Port Orange, Florida
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Port Orange, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

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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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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Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The Reptile Discovery Center is really an awesome place. The variety of reptiles is impressive, and having the chance to see a venom-extraction so close is very neat. Additionally, the nature trail is quite interesting and really enhances the overall experience. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. For those who love reptiles, or anyone really, this place is absolutely... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

The opportunity to witness the venom extraction process was worth the price of admission. The opportunity to interact with a few non venomous snakes was also appreciated. The staff were very friendly, knowledgable and made our experience worth the trip.

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Eustis, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

This is a very memorable and interesting attraction. It's also very educational for both kids and adults. The facility is small and unremarkable but the reptiles scattered around on the short hiking trail outside and the snake demonstration inside is really worth a trip. As you gather in the small atrium you sit in folding bridge chairs and the docents... More 

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DeLand, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Enjoyed seeing close up a wide variety of snakes and other kindred creatures. Watching venemous snakes being 'milked' was most fascinating. The accompanying monologue makes a visit even more interesting. An awesome educational experience.

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Address: 2710 Big John Drive, DeLand, FL
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  DeLand

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