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Salato Wildlife Education Center

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Address: 1 Sportsman's Lane, Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone Number: 502-564-7863
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Tue - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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A Kentucky Gem

A fun place to take young children to tour around inside and outside. More than we could explore in two hours and we look forward to coming back.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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Wilmore, Kentucky
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Wilmore, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

A fun place to take young children to tour around inside and outside. More than we could explore in two hours and we look forward to coming back.

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Frankfort, Kentucky
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I really love Salato Wildlife Education Center! The Visitors' Center is open in the Spring, Summer and Fall but the hiking trails are open year round. There are also two large ponds for fisherpeople. I like the trails - there are no bad ones - just depends on how much time you want to spend. None are too strenuous but... More 

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Frankfort, Kentucky
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Part wildlife experience, part nature hike, part museum, part educational experience, and all fun. It's a great place to learn about and experience Kentucky wildlife, animal and plant.

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Bergen, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

After we had some trouble finding where in the park this place was located, this place was well above our expectations and we spent much more time than we had anticipated there. The outside areas are really well kept, the animals have large spaces and there even are trails on the outside if that's your thing. The exhibits inside were... More 

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Frankfort, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My friend and I had planned slightly to take this trail. We took water which was a good idea. The animal area was closed on Sunday. We were disappointed. We took the long path but there are shorter cutoff trails. Trail was a little tricky , it had tree roots and curves that made it necessary to keep your eyes... More 

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Frankfort, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

My wife and I took our granddaughter to the center one Saturday for a visit. It was my first visit to the Center, even though I have lived near the Center for 60 plus years. I enjoyed the Center greatly, but the real thrill I had was the joy my granddaughter had it seeing some things for the first time... More 

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Harrisburg, PA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Salato has become a favorite excursion when we visit Kentucky. Our grandson who lives in Louisville, loves to visit the center's reptile room (his favorite is the alligator turtle) and to walk the well-ordered macadam paths outside to see native wildlife.The paved walkways are easy to follow and easy to walk - probably good for those who use wheelchairs.too. There's... More 

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Frankfort, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I have lived in Frankfort for about 10 years now and I have NEVER been to Salato. It dawned on me to bring my mom because she loves animals and so do I. The education center was pretty awesome, plus the guy at the front desk was super helpful-and not to bad on the eyes either... I wanted to see... More 

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Frankfort, Kentucky
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The Salato Wildlife Education Center is a place everyone should visit whether they live in Kentucky or just visiting. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. There are numerous events happening there throughout the year. You can get on their mailing list (or email) so you can stay up-to-date. There are live animals native to Kentucky in natural displays. They have... More 

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Frankfort, Kentucky
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Many "hands on" activities for the kids. Wildlife galore and friendly, helpful staff. Spend an hour or the whole day. Go out of your way, if you must. Don't leave the area until you pay this place a visit.

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