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Cape Fear Serpentarium

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Address: 20 Orange Street, Wilmington, NC 28401-4419
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My kind of exhibits. Awesome and educational. Husband had to drag me out.

First let me say, I've been meaning to go there for years but it's obviously not many peoples "cup of tea" so I had to wait for the right chance to drag my husband there. What a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Elsie S

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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First let me say, I've been meaning to go there for years but it's obviously not many peoples "cup of tea" so I had to wait for the right chance to drag my husband there. What a great afternoon, middle of the week visit. No screaming little kids tapping the glass or clueless parents making stupid comments instead of reading... More 

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Thank Elsie S
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a hiddin gem!!!! not only do they let you see the snakes being fed, but they do it 4 feet in front of you, they actually handle the snakes outside of the cages, feed them and thats not all. I got to see crocadiles, monitors and the snapping crocadile turtle all be fed right in front of... More 

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Thank Sue W
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64 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I can't wait to go back. This is one of the best things to do in wilmington. There are tons of crazy and exotic reptiles. I absolutely love this place. Go!!

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Thank Carolina_marm
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is awesome!! It was interesting to see all the snakes, lizards, crocodiles, and birds. The feeding time was really cool too! Something you don't get to experience at other places. Great experience!

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Thank Anna M
North Carolina
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29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a very nice facility with healthy, well-cared for animals. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves as we both love reptiles, especially snakes. They have quite a few rarely-seen snakes here that we were quite impressed with. The only draw-back (not even the serpentarium's fault) is the parking. There is no on-site parking, so we had to circle around entirely 2... More 

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Thank Johanna C
Wilmington, North Carolina
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was absolutely floored when I saw the giant snakes. They were so big, I can't even describe, you just need to see for yourself. Bonus if you make there during feeding time, what a trip!

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Thank xlr8tin
Paramus, New Jersey
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I hate snakes!! Kids love them so I took one for the team and brought them. They loved it! They were amazed by all the variety of snakes that they have seen in books but not in person. I thought the man behind the counter was very nice and I did find it very educational with all the descriptions.

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Thank ldotti
Stanley, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed April 19, 2017

The informational plaques tell interesting scientific facts about the reptiles and sometimes tell interesing stories about the proprietor's adventures collecting the specimens. The environments are very well done. The carpeting and general environment is a bit shabby for which I have to deduct a half star. Bonus point for having a snake available for kids to handle. Staff very friendly.

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Thank P6462HGpeter
Wilmington, North Carolina
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7 reviews
Reviewed April 16, 2017

I do not like snakes but this is a wonderful adventure. I can't believe that I left the serpentarium saying that some of the snakes were beautiful. Viewing very well laid out. Still don't want to run into these critters outside, just be sure they stay where they are.

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Thank dfillups
Tuckerton, New Jersey
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26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed April 16, 2017 via mobile

We visited on a Saturday in the late afternoon, right around feeding time. Well worth the $8 and change admission. Don't forget to bring cash--they don't accept cards. They fed 3 snakes, the croc, the alligator snapping turtle, and the Gila monster! A little "raw" if you have young children (they fed the reticulated python an ENORMOUS white bunny the... More 

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