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Salato Wildlife Education Center

1 Sportsman's Lane, Frankfort, KY 40601
502-564-7863
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Ranked #1 of 19 attractions in Frankfort
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Harrisburg, PA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Called the 'Game Farm' by local residents, the Salato Wildlife Center offers a great look at several native animals of Kentucky in the natural habitats. You can see buffalo, elk, deer, turkey, eagles, bears, bobcats, fish, and many more. They often have animals out that you can see and touch, such as snakes, owls, turtles, and other reptiles. Many of... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

This is definitely the best thing Frankfort has to offer. There's tons of animals to look at, and it's always clean and beautiful. This is great for the whole family, and even if you're looking for a great place to hike or fish-- I'd recommend this place!

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Frankfort, Kentucky
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17 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Great spot to see native plants, and animals in Kentucky. Deer, turkeys, owls, eagles, elk, fish, wildcat, snapping turtles, snakes, bees, bears, quail, and more. Nice walking trails, picnic area, and great spot for fishing and feeding the geese. Very educational and a great value since kids are fee and adults are only a few dollars.

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Kentucky
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39 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Great way to fill an afternoon. There are walking trails, good fishing spots, lots of picnic tables with charcoal grills. The animal exhibits were interesting for a small fee. Children love to feed the ducks that are walking around in the open.

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67 reviews 67 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Oh my! If you have young kids this is an awesome educational trip for adults and kids. On the weekends there is always something special going on. You can introduce youngsters to fishing, take nature walks, learn all about the animals on premise and just enjoy the scenery. This is a jewel in the capital city.

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Frankfort KY
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6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

For a campus of a state agency (Fish and Wildlife), this and The Game Farm are a true multi use facility. From the native animal exhibits to the fishing ponds to the walking trails, an amazing place to get some exercise or learn more about the native animals of the Commonwealth.

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