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Address: 200 L & E Railroad, Slade, KY 40376-9701
Phone Number: +1 606-663-9160
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Description: There are few reptile collections that can compare to the diversity of...
There are few reptile collections that can compare to the diversity of animals on display at the Kentucky Reptile Zoo. Animals on exhibit range from an 18 foot reticulated python, our largest resident, to many types of venomous snakes such as cobras, mambas, cottonmouth, copperheads, taipans and rattlesnakes, to an American Alligator. One of the favorite areas for kids is our Turtle Tracks Area, where both tortoises and aquatic turtles can be seen. Live reptile shows at 1, 3 and 5pm.
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Fantastic visit!

Anyone with at least a passing interest in reptiles would enjoy KRZ- they have a massive collection of reptiles on display from all over the world, and are an active venom... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2014
JCarter1982
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Coatesville, Pennsylvania
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East Grand Rapids, MI
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57 reviews 57 reviews
16 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I wouldn't call this a zoo. Let's start there. Were it not for the recent flood I would rate this 1-star, but knowing they were in cleanup mode, I'm willing to overlook the mess. I'm still shocked to see all the 5-star ratings on here. The "gift shop" was nearly empty, the snakes were there, they had a few interesting... More 

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Coatesville, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Anyone with at least a passing interest in reptiles would enjoy KRZ- they have a massive collection of reptiles on display from all over the world, and are an active venom collection site for medical research with demonstrations almost every day. The keepers are highly knowledgeable and experienced, and happy to answer any questions.

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Red House, West Virginia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
28 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

A last minute addition to our trip on the way home from Lexington. The kids loved it!! Tour guides are so knowledgeable on all snakes and other animals there. They made the tour interesting. Not everyday do you see a snake get milked! Reasonably priced gift shop too!! Must do if you are in the area.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This is completely unmatched by anything else in the Eastern Kentucky area. With well over 100 snakes and reptiles, I was shocked to see how much of a variety they showcased. Not only was this a looking zoo, but a working business to sell venoms to make antiserums! The Kentucky Reptile Zoo gets its fifth star rating because of the... More 

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Dalat, Vietnam
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

They have tons of awesome reptiles. I have to admit that I’m not a big fan of snakes, but Christian, the owner, is so friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. She makes the trip a very good learning experience for me. Come to their shows: 1PM/3PM/5PM!

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Mount Sterling, Kentucky
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

There is live snakes, and tons of them. You can walk through and see all types, which is fun for the kids, creepy for the adults..

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Pukalani, Hawaii, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

I entered with the first tour group on a Saturday morning. The intern walked us to 3 small buildings and said "these are the tropicals"," these are the North Americans" and" these are the giants". That was about the extent of the tour, no explanations and there were no descriptions of the species on the enclosures other than the name... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

I Have 4 Little Girls & They Love Going Here. They Think We Have To Go Every Year! They Really Enjoy Watching The Snakes Get The Venom Milked Out Of Them! This Year They Even Got To Hold A Baby Alligator!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013 via mobile

I visited KRZ today with my parents and my 11 year old son. We all had a wonderful time! The tour started at the gift shop with a very friendly and enthusiastic greeting. Next we were guided through the exhibits with very knowledgeable and friendly workers. These girls were great! They took their time and answered any questions from our... More 

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Oak Hill, Ohio
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

My family and I visited the Kentucky Reptile Zoo on 8/8/13 It was a great experience! There was an excellent selection of venomous snakes. We saw snakes here that you can't see in regular zoos. Everyone was very nice and very knowledgeable about all of the animals and exhibits. We especially enjoyed watching Jim Harrison milk the rattlesnakes and copperheads.... More 

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