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Cape Fear Serpentarium

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Address: 20 Orange St, Wilmington, NC 28401-4419
Phone Number: (910) 762-1669
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Reptile paradise

This is sort of an odd attraction to find near the Wilmington waterfront, but I'm glad we went. Inside the relatively small building was as good a collection of venomous and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Cape Fear Serpentarium is a must see for anyone visiting Downtown Wilmington. There is a vast array of venomous and non venomous snakes, crocs, turtles, & macaws. The overall feel of this place is just amazing. Highly recommend to any and all.

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Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So...I am afraid of snakes.....BUT, this place is really cool. The owner is really interesting and informative. There is a huge collection of all kinds of snakes, several types of crocodiles, and lizards. There are also some macaws and parrots in the front. We had a great time!

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Thank AnitaLCPA
Kingsport, Tennessee
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29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Plenty of snakes and lizards from around the world. Parrots in the front? The place needs some updates- looks worn. Something to do downtown, but a little to expensive ($9) for what they offer.

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Thank Tracy S
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30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is sort of an odd attraction to find near the Wilmington waterfront, but I'm glad we went. Inside the relatively small building was as good a collection of venomous and non-venomous snakes as we've seen anywhere, as well as a few gators (or were they crocs?), turtles and macaws. Not sure why, but the snakes were especially lively when... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son begged me to take him to the serpentarium which is located in the downtown area and right beside the Museum of the Bizarre. (Yep, that's right!). Upon entering the lobby, we purchased our tickets next to a cage with a bird that was shrieking. There were some parrots to the left by the bathrooms and another bird. The... More 

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Lexington, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of variety of snakes that you don't see in zoos or aquariums. Highly recommend to visit during a visit in Wilmington. If you come on Saturday and Sunday around 3:00 you will see an incredible experience of the feeding for snakes and crocodiles. You will see the snakes really get active when they know it's feeding time.

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Thank xlrstone
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is pretty neat, with a few caveats. When you walk in, there are large birds in the first room. They are beautiful and attractive. The older man running the front desk was crusty and gruff, and seemed to hate having to talk to people. This place is CASH ONLY, but they don't have a sign outside to tell... More 

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1 Thank JD P
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7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Awesome place to see a variety of venomous and non-venomous reptiles. You even get to see a live crocodile feeding, as well as various live feedings of venomous and non-venomous snakes. I highly recommend this place as something you can do on a Saturday, especially if you are interested in reptiles and amphibians like I am. They even have two... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Most Snakes I have ever seen any where and their Friday and Saturday snake feeding is amazing !!!!!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you've read the reviews below, you'll see that several people observed conspiracy theory propaganda in the lobby. Our friends group went with the sole purpose being to see this stuff. It's a full wall (probably 8'x20') poster detailing how the government is poisoning us and changing the weather with chemtrails and how the military-industrial complex is out to kill... More 

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