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Salato Wildlife Education Center

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1 Sportsmans Ln, Frankfort, KY 40601-3951
+1 502-564-7863
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Educational and Fun!

Salato is a very educational, fun thing for any one to go to. It is very quite and enclosed. Is... read more

Reviewed April 5, 2018
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Great place to visit for kids of all ages!

Been living in Kentucky for seven years now and finally made our first trip here. It is a great... read more

Reviewed April 5, 2018
William O
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Magnolia, Kentucky
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“live animals” (6 reviews)
“fishing pond” (4 reviews)
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1 Sportsmans Ln, Frankfort, KY 40601-3951
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+1 502-564-7863
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"live animals"
in 6 reviews
"fishing pond"
in 4 reviews
"walking trails"
in 7 reviews
"indoor and outdoor exhibits"
in 3 reviews
"bison"
in 8 reviews
"local animals"
in 2 reviews
"great place for children"
in 2 reviews
"love animals"
in 2 reviews
"children and adults"
in 3 reviews
"whole family"
in 6 reviews
"picnic area"
in 3 reviews
"walk around"
in 4 reviews
"any age"
in 2 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 4 reviews
"turkey"
in 4 reviews
"self guided tour"
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"couple of hours"
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Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

Salato is a very educational, fun thing for any one to go to. It is very quite and enclosed. Is very safe for young exploring children. Seeing wild animals so close is amazing. When I went last I got to see the buffalo being fed...More

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Reviewed April 5, 2018

Been living in Kentucky for seven years now and finally made our first trip here. It is a great place for kids of all ages. They have some awesome displays of Kentucky wildlife (black bear, bobcats, deer, elk, bison...just to name a few). Make sure...More

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Reviewed March 26, 2018

My husband is a forever fan of Kentucky Afield. He saw an episode featuring Salato Wildlife Education Center and decided we should take one of our grandson's there during Spring Break. This must be how it felt to be Elvis. We had the place almost...More

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Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

Great place to visit with a group of kids. They can see why wildlife in Kentucky is all about. If you’re in town stop here, very interesting and you can stay 15 minutes or 2-3 hours.....

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Reviewed February 18, 2018

Salato offers a self guided tour of live animals and exhibits. It is surrounded by lakes and hiking trails as well with picnic areas to enjoy the day. There is also fishing.

Thank James G
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Reviewed October 25, 2017

Went through Frankfort to visit the New Capitol Building and found this attraction also. The indoor and outdoor exhibits as well as the animals in their natural habitat are very nicely represented. This is great for kids as well as adults.

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Reviewed October 18, 2017

First you drive past pleasant lakes and forests and then enter the center with stuffed Kentucky birds flying overhead and many realistic displays. The walking trails and overviews of wildlife is like being there in nature. The fences are protective but not noticeable and the...More

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Reviewed October 16, 2017 via mobile

I was in town with my husband and needed to kill some time while he was at work so I called up a long lost friend of over 20yrs and she met me. I had looked up things to do and upon asking my friend...More

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Reviewed September 18, 2017 via mobile

My son asked today to go to Salato. There are indoor/outdoor animals. The indoor tend to be aquatic/stuffed. Occasionally, staff brings out an animal for interaction. Outdoor animals are accessible via a wide, paved walkway. There are additional trails & a fishing pond on site.

Thank Stephannie S
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Reviewed September 6, 2017

Nice place to view bison, deer, fawn, bear, bobcats, bald eagle and elk. You can spend a good afternoon viewing the open cages. There is a lake for fishing. A good place for family picnics and an education center on nature.

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