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Cape Fear Serpentarium

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Address: 20 Orange Street, Wilmington, NC 28401-4419
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+1 910-762-1669

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We took two of our grandsons and they enjoyed it as much as we did. If we lived closer, I'd recommend this place for a birthday party. Wish we could have been there for feeding... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Maryann L
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Raleigh, United States

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Raleigh, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took two of our grandsons and they enjoyed it as much as we did. If we lived closer, I'd recommend this place for a birthday party. Wish we could have been there for feeding, but we were told it's only once each week. Obviously it would be best to call ahead if that's important. The snakes, alligators, lizards and... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The kids were so excited about hitting the museum from the moment they saw the signage. We walked in the door and were greeted by the two large macaws/parrots (not sure which) and a very rude guy at the front desk. He was extremely condescending when we asked questions about the birds/museum and was just an overall jerk. Glad they... More 

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Conway, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My 8 year old was dying to go here. I'm a Good Mom, cuz it was scary! But very fun! Lots of snakes, big to small. Alligators, crocs, big lizards, turtles, parrots and a tarantula. Everything fascinating and terrifying. We got there for feeding time. So scary but you have to watch. Beautiful colors. A great place to support. Temp... More 

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Thank mmcerreta
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21 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First thing is cash only. This is a great place to check out snakes up close. If you come during feeding time they actually set up barriers and let the snakes strikeout of the cages at the rats. So you get to see them at work really closely.

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Thank Gerald B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took a day trip to and decided to stop in. Such a great place to see different types of snakes. Only spent an hour there which was more than enough time. On thing is pay parking just about everywhere.

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Los Banos
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to serpentariums all over he world,,,, Dean Ripas place is certainly world class!!!!! Featuring the finest exhibits of bush masters that staggers the imagination!!! Top Drawer and my compliments to Dean)))))

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Thank Michael G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Huge diorama exhibits show off the planet's most impressive venomous and colorful reptiles to their best. If you like herps the way I do, Cape Fear Serpentarium is a must-see, especially en route to Florida from the northeastern U.S. down I-95 And unlike the comments implied by Rebecca L (who presumably is visually impaired) the displays are HUGE! I've never... More 

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Thank Bill L
Ocala, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I have been in the reptile business for over 60 years. We have known some of the greatest herpetologist in the world. Visited many serpentariums but none do not even come close to the Cape Fear Serpentarium. This serpentarium is the cleanest the most educational second to none. Even if you do not like snakes you still... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

We missed visiting this location for many years, and upon our first visit we were immediately impressed with the variety of reptiles and the awesome exhibit of each of the species. We were also present during the feeding of several of the snakes and I would dare say the handlers were some of the bravest individuals i have ever witnessed,... More 

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Junction City, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

My granddaughter loved it. We were able to be there at feeding time. Never been to a place with such deadly snakes. Even in zoos they don't usually carry such dangerous animals.

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