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

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Beautiful and interesting

Wonderful indoor and outdoor exhibits. Interesting to learn about native kentucky wildlife. Recommended for people who enjoy the natural world.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful indoor and outdoor exhibits. Interesting to learn about native kentucky wildlife. Recommended for people who enjoy the natural world.

Thank Swordsupgang
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family meets here about once a year to have a cookout/picnic. They have grills on site and its fun to see the geese or fish or just play some frisbee. We always enjoy our time here even if we don't actually visit the animal sanctuary.

Thank Tlwd1980
Baoding, China
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It you want to see the wild life of Kentucky you must visit the Wildlife center and museum at the Salato Center. I have been going there since I was a child and it was called the Fishing and Game farm, It is a great place for the whole family.

Thank Avamarie1180
Frankfort, Kentucky
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50 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been coming here for years, from when our daughter was very young. Used to be known as "The Game Farm", and most locals still refer to it that way. See many native Kentucky animals.

Thank Tom L
Sparta, Kentucky
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40 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This educational center is a wonderful, restful stop if you're in the area. There are plenty of native animals on display, including a bobcat, bear, elk and fish of all kinds. There is a small pen where the naturalists will bring out animals for a closer look and provide some education about them. There are also some hiking trails if... More 

Thank captkirk155
Plymouth, Michigan
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259 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

If there's an attraction with wild animals I'm all for it. This was nicely done. Inside there are dioramas and many taxidermed (is that a word?) birds and animals. There are large windows in which to view the birds at the feeders. There are also some reptiles and snakes. Outside there are nice winding paths where injured/orphaned animals and birds... More 

Thank setter3
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

This was a break stop from driving on a long trip. Very cool place. It has some great educational material and they have huge live bullfrog, neat fish and a really nice wildlife viewing area.

Thank Su Re S
Winchester, Kentucky
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Awesome place!!!! We loved visiting. It was even better than going to the zoos that we have been to. Its a nice mix of indoor activities and outdoor activities, and you can't beat the price. 4.00 for adults, 2.00 for kids and under 5 free

Thank traveling2sandandsun
Owensboro, Kentucky
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Nice self guided tour and picnic areas made this an excellent casual site. I went alone but a very family friendly location.

Thank James W
Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

They currently have a wild-kitten that goes on display in a play area most days from 2-3pm. She is so cute. The area is well designed, nice overlooks and animals are close and appear to be well cared for...... The employees are super friendly too and take joy in talking about the animals. Highly recommend a visit.

Thank Carolyn W

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