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Cape Fear Serpentarium

20 Orange Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 762-1669
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Ranked #16 of 40 Attractions in Wilmington
Type: Other
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Zurich, Switzerland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Nice collection of reptiles from all over the world. Nice terrariums. Ensure you go during the feeding (sat and sun afternoon) since the visit includes an amazing show, worth it whatever it takes...

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lewis center,oh
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I loved all the neat reptiles here. It is not very big and is a really quick walk through but it is really neat.

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East Coast
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Expensive for the small amount of exhibits. Cash only without a debit machine and no warning when I called to confirm the admission fee and hours before I left the house. I had to walk to the closest debit machine (recc'd by the museum staff), which was in an e-cig storefront, which I REFUSED to support by using their ATM.... More

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Hastings, PA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

So the cash only policy is really annoying- who only takes cash?!?! I had to go to an ATM and come back to take my three girls through the serpentarium. My oldest LOVES snakes, so this place was a dream come true for her. She didn't mind the dust or the random cleaning supplies lying about (that didn't appear to... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Just took my family over here today (Sept. 11) while on vacation. When we arrived in there was an employee car parked outside with stickers claiming that the September 11 attacks were an inside job. It did end there. In the lobby was a wall dedicated to Wars Profit Congress and about how the government is poisoning us through the... More

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Our grandchildren have loved the Serpentarium since they were 2 and 5! A truly unique experience. Very well-run, both educational and interesting to all ages.

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Delaware, Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My daughter is an armature herper so this part of the trip was really for her. The building is small but we spent two hours looking at and learning about all the snakes. It wasn't over crowded and the price was reasonable. The only staff was a volunteer who was a bit cranky when we arrived. It's cash only so... More

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Middleport, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This place is packed full of the nastiest snakes in the world. There is stuff in here you won't see at any zoo. It's a cheap, self guided tour that will take about an hour. My kids were mesmerized. The snakes were active and moving, especially the cobras. There is an info card with each display that tells alot about... More

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