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Cape Fear Serpentarium

Address: 20 Orange Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone Number: (910) 762-1669
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Ranked #14 of 33 Attractions in Wilmington
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81 reviews 81 reviews
22 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Excellent exhibits, very clean - can easily take excellent pictures. Fun for all ages. Kids really enjoyed. Be sure to take cash for your entry fee - cards are not accepted at this time. If you don't mind walking - park at the parking garage - otherwise watch your time so you don't get a parking ticket at the metered... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I took my 4 and 8 year old grandchildren here last week. The museum is nicely planned and all of the exhibits give both children and adults lots to see. Would never have guessed we would have so thoroughly enjoyed this. Where else can you safely see a rattlesnake shake it's rattle or be so close to a 25 foot... More 

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New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We went on 12-31-14 and as soon as we walked in we were greeted by a grumpy volunteer at the desk. After we purchased our tickets we proceeded into the museum. It is very dark inside which is understandable. Most of the living spaces for these creatures are far to small for their size. It was just sad! The living... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Where else can you go and see all these amazing snakes and presented in such a lovely way? My children loved it and I could hardly tear them away, with result that we got a parking ticket! Criticism: Downtown Wilmington is not tourist friendly. The parking meters only last two hours, so there is not enough time to see everything... More 

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

In my opinion this is the best and most unique of the many attractions in Wilmington, NC. I drove all the way from Richmond, Virginia to see it, after reading about it in the Richmond Times. I have seen no better reptile exhibit anywhere, and that includes our National Zoo in Washington. The Cape Fear Serpentarium had them beat in... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Have a large collection of dangerous reptiles. Very good place to take kids or family members looking to be the next Steve Irwin. The crocodiles were very cool to see. Would have been nice to visit while they were feeding the animals. Only annoying part is they do not take credit cards, so I had to run out and run... More 

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Shirakawa-mura Ono-gun, Gifu, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

You'd be hard pressed to find a more elaborate collection of rare and exotic herpetological fauna under one roof. The exhibits were all well maintained and properly suited to each of the animals needs. All the animal are properly housed in such away that promotes absolute safety for the museum guests. The glass is also maintained daily so that people's... More 

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

They have an extensive collection of all the land dwelling super poisenoous fiends with scales. I remember I still found it fun at age 16, so it's good for a broad age range.

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Leland, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We went on a Saturday for feeding time. Wow!! My grandson loved it! I would recommend you go at least once just to learn about the different snakes, that's interesting even though I find them to be creepy!!! Worth the trip.

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Pasadena, Maryland
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71 reviews 71 reviews
30 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

My son's love this place! We've been to a hundred times. All the worst snakes in the world housed in one spot. They milk them there for anti-venom sales.

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