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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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Educational and fun

Great place to learn about the flora and fauna of Ky. Entertaining and educational for the whole family. Animals are displayed in a natural habitat. There are even displays of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 24, 2015
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Frankfort, Kentucky
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Frankfort, Kentucky
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

Great place to learn about the flora and fauna of Ky. Entertaining and educational for the whole family. Animals are displayed in a natural habitat. There are even displays of the native fish species. The center indoors has lots of hands on experiences for youngsters.

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Thank Fran S
Frankfort, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Fun to walk around and see the animals. Great for an outdoor spring day to get out and stretch your legs with friends. Can also watch around and/or fish at one of the 2 ponds.

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Thank jtingle2
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

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

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Frankfort, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

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.

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Thank Tlwd1980
Baoding, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

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.

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Thank Avamarie1180
Frankfort, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

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.

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Thank Tom L
Sparta, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
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 

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Plymouth, Michigan
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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 

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Thank setter3
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

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.

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Thank Su Re S
Winchester, Kentucky
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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

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