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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
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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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Small, but an incredibly diverse collection

We loved every minute we spent here. I'm an ophidiophile, so the reptile zoo was right up my alley. We were there for a couple of hours and could have stayed even longer. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
Mamma B
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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Somerset, Kentucky
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7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

The Kentucky Reptile Zoo is on the smaller side, but they have a diverse and interesting collection of reptiles. The tour guide we had was friendly and knowledgeable. I learned a lot during my tour and overall had a great time. I also got to see the live venom extraction which was neat. Along with the place and tour guide... More 

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2 Thank Raeann C
Saline, Michigan
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

For a small area, this place is loaded with reptiles of many kinds. The tour guide was excellent and had many interesting facts and stories about the animals there. Lots of them are rescues. I thoroughly enjoyed my tour and would recommend it as a stop on your list. You can tell that the people there take pride in their... More 

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1 Thank Carol A
Knoxville, Tennessee
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We loved every minute we spent here. I'm an ophidiophile, so the reptile zoo was right up my alley. We were there for a couple of hours and could have stayed even longer. The facilities are dated and not super-fancy, and it's clear the place is run on a shoestring budget, but the animals are well cared for, the staff... More 

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1 Thank Mamma B
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20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

This is pretty good place to stop on the way to Natural bridge. The entrance is just as you pull into the rest area. The pricing may be a little on the high side it's still not bad, you have to take into consideration what it cost to properly care for the exhibits. Plus they also take exhibits on the... More 

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2 Thank Aaron P
Campton, Kentucky
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

A great place to visit and a very great leaning experience largest collection of venomous snakes in the world worth a visit.

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2 Thank wolflady2010
Georgetown, Kentucky
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I was surprised to find this reptile center tucked behind the rest stop on the way to Natural Bridge. My husband found it on the internet. Our seven year old grandson has recently become a big fan of snakes and dinosaurs, like many boys his age. He was in seventh heaven since his now favorite snake - the king cobra... More 

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3 Thank TSF1030
Maysville, Kentucky
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55 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Driving up to this building I was surprised at how small it was for the number of snakes that were supposed to be held inside it. Walking through the small trailer type building I was blown away by the differing species of snakes inside. I am a bit scared of snakes but felt comfortably uncomfortable while I looked at the... More 

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4 Thank Elizabeth H
Evansville, IN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

Sad to say I've never written a review of KRZ. I have been there and many other reptile zoos and serpentariums accross the country (many have closed), and I have to say that they are truly a class act. I'm amused that anyone would complain about the prices of admission or the gift shop, when they are necessary to keep... More 

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4 Thank rpm911
Lexington, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

This place was surely not what we thought it would be. We took our two boys age 5 and 7 since they are really into reptiles right now. The "tour guide" (ill use that word very loosely) was NOT kid friendly by any means. He kept telling my children to calm down and don't ever get ahead of him, numerous... More 

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Travehop, Manager at Kentucky Reptile Zoo, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I have addressed the issue with a guide having contact with your child; I certainly agree that this is not appropriate. However, we do currently have construction ongoing on the property and we have instructed our guides to keep the groups together for safety reasons. I am sorry you did not feel comfortable asking for... More 

East Grand Rapids, MI
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57 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 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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