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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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It's a great place to spend a few minutes, probably less than an hour unless you take the time to read all of the facts on the cages.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

It's a great place to spend a few minutes, probably less than an hour unless you take the time to read all of the facts on the cages.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW via mobile

Were from Wilmington, so we take all our family and friends to places we like. Cape Fear Serpentarium is a favorite must hit. The only thing separating you from deadly snakes and reptiles is the special viewing glass. Not only can you view these beautiful snakes and reptiles up close. You can call ahead to find out feeding times &... More 

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I was there at the feeding show on 6/13. No crocodile got out of the cage as this person claims, it only poked its head out as it always does at these shows, waiting for a chicken to be put in its mouth, which it promptly consumed, and went back into the water. The audience was well advised to keep... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Most thrilling show I’ve seen yet at the Serpentarium this past Saturday June 6. A huge crocodile snatched a raw chicken from midair through the feeding door and the crowd panicked, selfishly running over each other to get away. Proves that frightened people can be more dangerous than wild animals. I stood there calmly and watched the whole thing. Not... More 

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Jonesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I really did not want to visit the Serpentarium, but my 30 year old daughter did so I went along. It was an experience! The feeding of the snakes was an added bonus we didn't expect to experience but it was the highlight of our visit here. When the guy fed the python it took our breath's away at the... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Horrible experience today 6/13/15. The attendant opened the door on a crocodile enclosure and the crocodile got out. Our 18 mo old grandson was trampled from the people running away from the croc. Another lady was knocked down and knees all banged up. The attendant's excuse was that the door to the enclosure broke when he opened it. I am... More 

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Apex, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

This was our second visit to the Cape Fear Serpentarium with the first being back in 2006. Just as with our previous visit, we found the Serpentarium to be very captivating and interesting. The majority of the exhibits in the two-story live-museum are of snakes, most of which were venomous. Each exhibit put you up close to the serpent while... More 

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Angier, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

I have "kind of" liked snakes for awhile. But after visiting this place, I'm fascinated by them even more. I'll admit, the older I get, the more it bothers me to see large, wild animals stuck in small enclosures. That being said, these animals seemed to be as well taken care of as possible. They appeared to be healthy and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I had high hopes going into this trip in Summer - however, I was greeted with fear mongering tactics and anti-government propaganda. The exhibits have the potential to be highly educational, but instead focus on how likely a snake is to kill a human. I felt as though I was walking into an episode of "Fatal Attractions" on Discovery Channel.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

alot better than i thought it would be. Great value for whats in the building. Snakes seem to be well taken care of and there's many types to look at along with alligators and some birds

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Address: 20 Orange Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone Number: (910) 762-1669
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington

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