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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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Baby's First Visit

Known to many locals as the "Game Farm", I grew up adoring this Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife run facility and grounds. The Salato center itself is very interesting... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
Katelynn D
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Evansville
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Evansville
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Known to many locals as the "Game Farm", I grew up adoring this Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife run facility and grounds. The Salato center itself is very interesting, and houses several small species indoors, large species outdoors, and a plethora of information about Kentucky's natural habitats and wildlife. The grounds are beautiful, and there are always geese and... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Excellent place to visit for kids and adults. Staff there is very helpful and you can spend as little or as much time as you want. Some walking is required, but it isn't difficult. Before noon is best time to go in the summer.

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Dayton, Ohio
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38 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

The grounds are well kept with a variety of wildlife. The displays inside are extensive which would invite loads of questions from the little ones. The map provided is easy to follow and there are lots of laces to seat and enjoy your surroundings. There are several mounted animals to enjoy ion entering the facility. The buffalo are interesting, there... More 

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Wilmore, Kentucky
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

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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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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160 reviews 160 reviews
48 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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