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Salato Wildlife Education Center

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Educational and fun

Great place to learn about the flora and fauna of Ky. Entertaining and educational for the whole... read more

Reviewed December 24, 2015
Fran S
Frankfort, Kentucky
Beautiful and interesting

Wonderful indoor and outdoor exhibits. Interesting to learn about native kentucky wildlife... read more

Reviewed November 11, 2015
Barb D
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All reviews game farm live animals fishing pond indoor and outdoor exhibits walking trails local animals bison great place for children children and adults whole family walk around any age great place to visit self guided tour couple of hours all ages deer
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Reviewed March 31, 2016

Lots of live animals and good information. Exhibits were well done. Nice out door area to walk around and see more animals.

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Indianafamily0f5
Reviewed December 24, 2015

Great place to learn about the flora and fauna of Ky. Entertaining and educational for the whole family. Animals are displayed in a natural habitat. There are even displays of the native fish species. The center indoors has lots of hands on experiences for youngsters.

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank Fran S
Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Fun to walk around and see the animals. Great for an outdoor spring day to get out and stretch your legs with friends. Can also watch around and/or fish at one of the 2 ponds.

Date of experience: December 2015
1  Thank jtingle2
Reviewed November 11, 2015

Wonderful indoor and outdoor exhibits. Interesting to learn about native kentucky wildlife. Recommended for people who enjoy the natural world.

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Barb D
Reviewed November 4, 2015

My family meets here about once a year to have a cookout/picnic. They have grills on site and its fun to see the geese or fish or just play some frisbee. We always enjoy our time here even if we don't actually visit the animal...More

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank Tlwd1980
Reviewed November 3, 2015

It you want to see the wild life of Kentucky you must visit the Wildlife center and museum at the Salato Center. I have been going there since I was a child and it was called the Fishing and Game farm, It is a great...More

Date of experience: December 2014
1  Thank Avamarie1180
Reviewed October 24, 2015

Have been coming here for years, from when our daughter was very young. Used to be known as "The Game Farm", and most locals still refer to it that way. See many native Kentucky animals.

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank Tom L
Reviewed October 14, 2015

This educational center is a wonderful, restful stop if you're in the area. There are plenty of native animals on display, including a bobcat, bear, elk and fish of all kinds. There is a small pen where the naturalists will bring out animals for a...More

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank captkirk155
Reviewed October 3, 2015

If there's an attraction with wild animals I'm all for it. This was nicely done. Inside there are dioramas and many taxidermed (is that a word?) birds and animals. There are large windows in which to view the birds at the feeders. There are also...More

Date of experience: October 2015
2  Thank setter3
Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

This was a break stop from driving on a long trip. Very cool place. It has some great educational material and they have huge live bullfrog, neat fish and a really nice wildlife viewing area.

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank Su Re S
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$4 So sorry took so long. Have not been on TripAdvisor fir months