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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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If you like reptiles, check it out!

Emphasis on "serpent" in the word "serpentarium". Most of the collection consists of snakes, mainly venomous ones. As a zoology major, I enjoyed this attractions almost as much... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Mike C

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Thank David G
Wilmington, North Carolina
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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

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Thank frankcastle616
Baltimore, Maryland
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38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Thank andybond13
Pinehurst, North Carolina
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Happened to stumble upon. Enjoyed every second. Amazing selection of snakes. Few crocodiles. Patriots. Lizards. Much larger than we had initially thought. Defiantly worth going.

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Thank beccabailes
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Emphasis on "serpent" in the word "serpentarium". Most of the collection consists of snakes, mainly venomous ones. As a zoology major, I enjoyed this attractions almost as much as I enjoyed the nearby aquarium. My only complaints are some of the exhibits seemed a little to small for the snakes and many different types of species share the same exhibit... More 

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1 Thank Mike C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a definite must-see for anyone visiting Wilmington. Try to come around 3 on weekends, they do feedings of some of the animals. This weekend's feeding featured several snakes, a crocodile, an alligator snapping turtle, and huge monitor lizards. The feedings come with short presentations that are informational, but even more entertaining. The speaker was very good. Now this... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a tour of Wilmington and passed by this place, from that moment on the kids wouldn't stop talking about it, we had to go seek it out. It was a bit pricey but worth it for the experience my kids had. The oldest (14yr) was totally into all the snakes the 5 yr old well not so much... More 

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Thank Lorena C
Newport News, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At first I was a little disappointed at the appearance upon entering. It looks like a second class museum, but was really impressed once I left the lobby area. The snakes appear to be well taken care of with plenty of room to move about, but not enough for them to totally hide from viewing. Each snake had a skull... More 

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Thank Thomas C
Buffalo, New York
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

No map hand out when paying or entering.price for kinds under 5 way to much. Staff not to friendly. Signs not clear on way to go and exhibits or how to exit. Best part was outdoor playground and dinosaur exhibit along with fossil finding

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been intrigued by the idea of this place for a while and decided to finally try it this weekend. It was pretty interesting with lots of cool facts about the snakes and a bunch of interesting snakes and reptiles to see. We got through it in probably less than an hour and hung around an extra 30 minutes just... More 

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