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Address: 6170 Grand Avenue, Gurnee, IL
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Neat place for the kids

We took the tour. They had some really neat animals to see. The tour guides were super nice and very knowledgeable. We will probably do it again. My kids are 5 and 8 and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2014
mybabyboys222
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Serpent Safari is no longer at thstb address. I always enjoyed going there and seeing the different species of reptiles that the had.they even had a white python that was at least 4 feet long that people could actually pet to show that they weren't slimy. And a turtle that was used to people also that liked being touched. They... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We took the tour. They had some really neat animals to see. The tour guides were super nice and very knowledgeable. We will probably do it again. My kids are 5 and 8 and really enjoyed it. We even bought a hermit crab when we finished the tour.

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

We stopped in one day while we were shopping at the mall and there was no one else in the place except for us and the 2 young girls who worked there. We paid for a tour so we could see the animals in the back. The tour guide was one of the young girls and you could tell she... More 

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Elgin, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

this place is an awesome safari of reptiles and a store. it is right across from six flags and rain forest cafe. it is at gurnee mills mall.

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Streamwood, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

We went there because I had a groupon while on a long weekend at KeyLime Cove. This place was amazing. I felt kind of bad for these HUGE reptiles in those little cages but they explained that those types of creatures spend the majority of their time coiled up and hiding anywya, it's their nature. Definitely recommend this place. The... More 

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North Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

We have been here several times, and my kids love returning every time. It's local and convenient, if you live near Gurnee Mills Mall.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

If you get a chance, plan on going here. Located in Gurnee Mills mall, the tour is very educational as well as fun. My children had a blast.

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Winthrop Harbor, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

I took my kids there to see the giant snake. It was indeed giant. They have interesting stuff and cool things that the kids seem to love

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Mundelein, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

I love animals so naturally I always check out S.S. when I'm at Gurnee Mills. Unfortunately I don't think they take very good care of the animals for sale or for show. On more than one occasion I have seen dead scorpions or lizards just laying in their cages. The animals in back don't seem well cared for either. Their... More 

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

Once you step into the back area where they animals are housed, it's very surprising how big it is and how many cool animals they have. The guide takes you on a very cool and educational safari. My 9 year old loves it and is completely fascinated by all the amazing creatures. The habitats are well kept. One of our... More 

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