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Salato Wildlife Education Center

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Address: 1 Sportsmans Ln, Frankfort, KY 40601-3951
Phone Number: 502-564-7863
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Family Outing

We took our granddaughters for the tour. They loved it! We took many pictures and made great family memories. LaVerna and Robert Turner

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Robert T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took our granddaughters for the tour. They loved it! We took many pictures and made great family memories. LaVerna and Robert Turner

Thank Robert T
Paducah, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

We've been there a couple times, little kids really love it. Plan to spend 1/2 a day. Anyone who appreciates wildlife and outdoors will enjoy the Salato Center.

Thank ldbrown3138
Williamstown, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

The staff was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. The displays were clean and the animals appeared well taken care of. We had a blast! A fun day with a value that could not be beaten. Wear sneakers so you can take the non paved trails along with the paved ones. Pack a lunch to enjoy by the lake.

Thank mrsstar1982
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

Really amazing. Great for small children. Like a small very well maintained zoo. Perfect size for my 18 month old. Can't wait to go back and try out the trails.

1 Thank Sarah Ellen A
Campbellsville, Kentucky, United States
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53 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I were deciding on a day out. Salato had been recommended a few years ago but we had never made it. A flip of the coin would decide between there and the zoo. It must have been an enchanted coin because it began a magical day at Salato. They are open basically business hours for hairdressers; closed... More 

1 Thank davidesales
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

We were really pleased with our visit. The children and adults loved the animals and exhibits. Several exhibits indoor and outside. Plenty of benches to rest while everyone is looking at the animals. One of the most fascinating exhibits was the bees. It was AWESOME!! Lots of snakes, fish, wild turkeys,deer ,elk even bob whites!!! A really nice family outing.

Thank Pamela S
Frankfort, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Enjoy very much the ponds with the ducks and geese. It's a nice walking area. Very nice zoo like area, lot's of info about all the exhibits. We took our neice and nephew With their little girl, they really liked it.😊

Thank sharon g
Tullahoma, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Took our six year old granddaughter to the center and she loved it. Lots to do and to see. The admission rates are reasonable and there are family memberships if you live in the area.

Thank tenntraveller70
Lexington, Kentucky
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

This place may be relatively small but it is chop full of creative exhibits and great animal viewing that the kids will surely love. Always a treat to visit and see how the area's size has been taken advantage of.

Thank Micah L
Frankfort, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

The Salato Center is an innovative repository for native Kentucky birds and animals. There is a wonderful exhibit which allows one to see native fish through a glass window. There is a pretty lake near the back of the park as well as two fishing lakes at the front. A herd of deer are interesting to watch. This is a... More 

Thank Patty P

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