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Salato Wildlife Education Center

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My husband is a forever fan of Kentucky Afield. He saw an episode featuring Salato Wildlife... read more

Reviewed March 26, 2018
Frankfort, Indiana
Education at its finest

Great place to visit with a group of kids. They can see why wildlife in Kentucky is all about. If... read more

Reviewed March 24, 2018
Frankfort, Kentucky
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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.....

Thank JhibbnJuno
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
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.

Thank Dennis H
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

Thank bobwillcutt
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

Thank oboi
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
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.

Reviewed August 21, 2017

Thanks to my sister, local to the area, we visited this hidden gem! Educational at a reasonable price to view and learn about local animals in their native habitat! Interesting the supporters for the habitats; Buffalo Trace supporting the buffalo exhibit :) They made it...More

Thank Martina P
Reviewed August 21, 2017

We reserved one of the shelters for a family reunion here. I was pleased that they actually had flushing toilets instead of the hole-in-the-ground or port a pots like some parks. The grounds were beautiful and well maintained. We welcomed the air conditioned nature center...More

Thank Lori S
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$4 So sorry took so long. Have not been on TripAdvisor fir months