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Cape Fear Serpentarium

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Address: 20 Orange Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone Number: (910) 762-1669
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My son had to see the snakes

This was our second visit to the Serpentarium. This place is actually interesting and educational. It was cool to see and read about snakes from all over the world. The kids... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
barneyfie
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Evansville, Indiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

I would give it a 5 star on the variety of snakes but less on everything else. Be prepared to pay cash as they don't accept credit cards. I gave the volunteer at the desk a coupon for petting a live snake but he told me to keep it until the end. We never saw anything else about petting the... More 

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SA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Awesome family fun at a great price!!! Its a small place but packed with reptiles. The employees are very knowledgable and gave information on the animals as they fed them. The place is extremely clean. They take cash only so make sure to bring it. If the kids get hungry there are plenty of restaurants to eat at near by.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Great place to see some pretty cool things if you're not squeemish. Snakes, turtles, alligators, birds.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

This was our second visit to the Serpentarium. This place is actually interesting and educational. It was cool to see and read about snakes from all over the world. The kids liked it but were a little scared by seeing the skulls on each cage which tells how venomous each snake is. Great place to visit if you like different... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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81 reviews 81 reviews
17 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

On a whim, we decided to check this place out! I saw an ad in a free local vacation/attraction guide. Snakes are quite mysterious and this was a chance to see some of the largest and most deadliest snakes from around the world...behind glass. It was good that many of the snakes were active as we observed them. We were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This is an interesting place - sort of gloomy inside but the kids actually enjoyed seeing all the different animals close up and on the day we were there it wasn't crowded. Also not very expensive.

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Belfast, Maine
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

We visited here with family, and were immediately inconvenienced by not being able to pay with cards. Cash only. Then I noticed that one wall was, from top to bottom, covered with information about how the government is trying to poison us with the little trails you see behind airplanes when they're flying. Or something like that. It was pretty... More 

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Oakland Park, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Second time visitor with my teenage son. Very clean and educational. Parking is available close by @ $1/hour

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Portland, Maine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

A group of 6 adults and 4 children discovered a brochure for the Serpentarium when we were on vacation and decided to visit. We were strangely fascinated by the thought of all these amazing snakes housed in one location. There was a fascinating number of snakes and reptiles from all over the world. We loved how they were ranked with... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This allows the public to see various reptiles close up, but not too close, that most people would not have this type of opportunity. A short description helps people to recognize poisonous from non poisonous and the proper name.

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