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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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2nd visit

Kids love it I love the beautiful parrots in lobby. The kids and hubby love the snakes,gators and lizards! It's a great day trip for the family:)

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Randi M
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Boynton Beach, Florida
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9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Walked in just for kicks. Stayed an hour. Amazing selection of snakes. I hate snakes, but found the exhibit facinating. It was better than snake exhibits at the zoo.

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NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I know a lot of people see the cost and are turned off by it, but this attraction is worth it. To see so many reptiles from across the globe right here in Wilmington was so cool. You MUST go when it is a feeding time to make it worth your time and money though. It was crazy to watch... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent the morning on the USS North Carolina and the afternoon at Cape Fear Serpentarium. The adults weren't expecting much but knew the kids would enjoy it. There was so much to see and learn-even for the grown ups. Great collection of snakes. Well worth the visit.

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Fairmont, West Virginia
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited here in July 2016. I am not a snake lover however I found it very interesting to see the different rare deadly snakes that you don't normally see at a zoo. Its doesn't take long to tour the facility- two levels. It is a little pricey in my opinion- 36 dollars for four of us (one of which... More 

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Thank steelmoney58
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The collection of reptiles is impressive. Some of the enclosures are very small for the size of the creatures. Beware that the museum does have political propaganda and conspiracy theories on the walls. The museum does not take credit or debit, so bring cash. A note on the website would be nice to inform people ahead of time about the... More 

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Thank ScottR5525
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Kids love it I love the beautiful parrots in lobby. The kids and hubby love the snakes,gators and lizards! It's a great day trip for the family:)

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Thank Randi M
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We popped in to this place and hit it lucky. They were just about to feed the animals!. Looks small when you walk in but opens rite up as you walk through. Some amazing animals and the guide/feeder was really good. Interesting yet funny so kept me and kids listening. Price wise maybe a little expensive but we all enjoyed... More 

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Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We've been several times and our grandson's still enjoy going. We took them when they were toddlers and they still get just as excited to see how many skull and cross bones each snake has. They go from 1-5 with 5 being the most deadly. I felt a little bored because the exhibits hadn't changed in all the year's we've... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

While you may not like snakes, this place is very, very interesting. Lots to see......the kids just loved it! Takes about an hour to see everything.

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Thank Mayh791
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great place to take children to go see many kinds of snakes and other reptiles in a safe environment. I would never have imagined that they had so many of the most poisonous snakes in the world under one roof. They also had Gila monsters, the largest alligator snapping turtle in captivity, iguanas and Nile crocodiles. You... More 

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