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Cape Fear Serpentarium

Address: 20 Orange Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone Number: (910) 762-1669
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Ranked #15 of 32 Attractions in Wilmington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

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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4 helpful votes 4 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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
24 helpful votes 24 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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Southport, North Carolina
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4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

An interesting place to see in downtown Wilmington. Very dark and a bit smelly. They do not take credit cards, so be prepared to pay for your admission in cash. Building is two stories, but small. Expect to be out in less than an hour. Large, exotic snakes, alligators and other reptiles take up residence here in glass enclosed cases.... More 

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4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

If you like snakes, this is the place. Get up close and really see what there like. These are the snakes that you fear. from all parts of the world.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Snakes, snakes, and more snakes. If you don't like snakes, this is probably not the place for you. If you do like snakes or even if you're just fascinated by them, it's a great place to go to see a huge selection of very deadly reptiles. Going from memory, they have fer-de-lance (south america's deadliest), cobras, rattlers, and other poisonous... More 

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