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Address: 20 Orange Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone Number: (910) 762-1669
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Many Exotic Snakes

Extremely small but a surprisingly high number of exotic species of snakes. I have a background in reptiles and there were species I have never seen.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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Lynchburg, Virginia, United States
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Went with my wife, who is deathly afraid of snakes, but she really enjoyed it too. I had heard about it and wanted to go. Had hoped to catch a feeding time, but they're only on the weekends. The place is small, dark, however, it has a great display of the most venomous and largest snakes in the world and... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The Serpentarium is a unique attraction. It was recommended by a local couple, and there were folks of all ages. It is quite possibly the best display of living creatures; venomous snakes, along with deadly man eating crocodiles! Facts are displayed for each showcase: how deadly each venomous snake is, natural habitat location, breeding habits as well as food preferences.... More 

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Lynchburg, Virginia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Extremely small but a surprisingly high number of exotic species of snakes. I have a background in reptiles and there were species I have never seen.

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11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We enjoyed our visit to the serpetarium. Many species of snakes with a few other reptiles. Interesting to visit with the kids. Only drawback is the volunteers/employees were not friendly AT ALL.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Lots of propaganda in the lobby ranging from state government to a wall of pseudo science. Cash only which is beyond annoying, who carries cash anymore? The exhibits weren't bad and kids has a good time but all the crap in the lobby gets in the way

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I went here thinking it there wouldn't be much to it. I was very surprised. There are so many unusual snakes and more here! It is very clean and we spent a several hours oohing and awwing. Definitely a great place to visit! Don't leave this off your trip downtown!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This place is great! Most displays of reptiles are something coiled up in the back of a cage that you can't recognize. Not here at the Cape Fear Serpentarium. The reptiles are in your face! I never thought I would be standing two feet away from a six foot alligator with its mouth open. Lots of different snakes from all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Excellent collection of snakes. We had a great time. Very clean and nice people. We didn't realize it was 2 stories! Made it even more worth our money! Definitely will go back again!

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Leland, North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I brought my sister and her kids down to the Serpentarium. They have a nice lobby and good interactive, educational feeding "shows." We enjoyed the exhibits and the staff was friendly and enjoyed giving info on the animals there. Would certainly go back.

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I'm completely baffled by the reviews that say it's "small" and "overpriced". IT'S 9 DOLLARS FOR AN ADULT?! I've spent more money on coffee JUST THIS MORNING! And if it takes you 5 minutes to get through it, then maybe you should slow down and actually LOOK at the animals and READ about them. It's not a race??? We casually... More 

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