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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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This is a great place to take kids! Or have a date! It's not very expensive. And you can spend the whole day there. They have so much wildlife here and the staff is really nice.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to take kids! Or have a date! It's not very expensive. And you can spend the whole day there. They have so much wildlife here and the staff is really nice.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Fairly cheap admission fee, and a nice walk through the park. Fewer animals on display than the zoo, but a good visit nonetheless. It was a good stop to make on the way back to Louisville from Frankfort.

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Covington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We were pleasantly surprised at the beauty and layout of the preserve; the outdoor setting were lifelike and made for the animals. The trail through the area had plenty of signs and a number of local animals. The inside area was just as nice - it was certainly worth the $4 entry. Two thumbs up!

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Frankfort, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

very educational the animals are interesting to watch. The grounds are kept very neat and beautiful flowers everywhere. The bear is my grandsons favorite. You can take a picnic and have a good time. Very peaceful and fun.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

If you’re looking for something fun to do on a lazy day (or any day), definitely check out Salato. The grounds are nice and kept well. There are trails to hike & pond fishing. A wildlife center with lots of things to look at and learn about with a few activities as well. I really enjoyed the animal exhibits and... More 

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Lancaster, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Pleasant and educational park that provides a leisurely walk through well designed viewing areas for exploring the natural wildlife of Kentucky. Reasonably priced, gracious staff, and well maintained. A great activity for kids and adults of all ages who enjoy experiencing nature and wildlife.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

My family loves visiting the Salato Wildlife Center aka the game farm. Very friendly staff/volunteers. My kids love seeing the animals but I think their favorite is the geese by the pond. You can picnic and fish there also. We visit often.

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Versailles, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

the range of animals on display is vast. But the weather was hot in the afternoon so they were not as active

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Evansville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

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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