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Reptile Discovery Center

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Address: 2710 Big John Dr, DeLand, FL 32724-4000
Phone Number: 3867409143
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Large collection of venomous snakes and live venom extraction program twice...

Large collection of venomous snakes and live venom extraction program twice daily. Nature trail, picnic facilities. Open Thurs-Sunday.

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Seeing the venom extraction was incredible. Impressed we saw so many snakes during it. Also got to hold a few. Know that they are closed till October 20 (check website) as of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Seeing the venom extraction was incredible. Impressed we saw so many snakes during it. Also got to hold a few. Know that they are closed till October 20 (check website) as of August 20 (tommorrow). Always good idea to call to check as longer drive from Orlando area but worth it.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

If you are a snake lover you really should make it a point to visit this place. It is filled with some beautiful reptiles. DO NOT MISS THE SNAKE MILKING! Worth every penny we spent!

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Thank mommysue1
DeLand, Florida
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Very clean, interesting, informative, and well run reptile center. Highly recommend this place for anyone in the Deland area. Only complaint is that I wish it were larger. Great place for all ages!

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Thank Captain2h
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

The kids get to touch the snakes and hold them. My kids went there on a field trip while I was at a conference. They really enjoyed it. The chaperones also enjoyed it, they said.

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Thank DiazR02
West Virginia
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

Really cool reptile and venom extraction center. First visit and we will be back next year. Our 13 year old loved it! Reptiles on exhibit and twice daily venom extraction shows.

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Thank Rhoadeoii211
Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

This place is like finding the diamond. Unbelievable show of "The live venom extraction program". They bring all kind off poisonous snakes from all over the world and extract a venom in front of your eyes. We visited many animal places but we've never seen anything like this before. A cobra dance ... WOW . It was incredible!!! Advice to... More 

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North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

We had SUCH a good time here. It's a little off the beaten track but well worth the drive. There were lots of snakes here that you rarely get to see in zoos, and they were all healthy and well looked after. The venom extraction show was dramatic and fun, with lots of pauses for the crowd to take photos.... More 

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Thank Johanna M
DeLand, Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

This is a place we always put on our "tour" of DeLand for our visitors.....yes there are snakes, but what you really need to understand is that Carl demonstrates how he handles snakes behind a thick wall of glass and he demonstrates how he "milks" the venom and explains all the uses for it--not the LEAST important is the fact... More 

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Thank Cara E
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

Awesome show to watch the extracting/milking of very dangerous snakes; great displays; interesting & educational. Well maintained. Been several times and still love it.

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

The Reptile Discovery Center is perched on a county road in the middle of nowhere. The sign is unassuming and there is virtually no advertising. I came to see one of the venom extraction shows and it did not disappoint. The show was packed because of a local field trip group, but was incredibly fun and original. The show starts... More 

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