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“Go here! Especially if you have kids!”

Reptile Discovery Center
Ranked #5 of 78 things to do in DeLand
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Large collection of venomous snakes and live venom extraction program twice daily. Nature trail, picnic facilities. Open Thurs-Sunday.
Florida
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53 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Go here! Especially if you have kids!”
Reviewed January 29, 2012

Super cool attraction. Outside trail is cool, as is the indoor exhibits. But the star of this place is the snake milking exhibit. Easily worth the price of admission. You will squirm!

Visited July 2011
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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great Venom Extraction Program and Fabulous Staff"”
Reviewed January 22, 2012

We went on a Sunday with two 10 year old boys. The exhibits where excellent and the venom extraction demonstration was fabulous. the boys held snakes and an alligator then saw over a dozen snakes handled and venom-extraction. The staff where so gracious and clearly love their profession. The boys loved it!!

Visited January 2012
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Matthews, North Carolina
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85 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Educational, Fascinating, and Fun”
Reviewed January 2, 2012

At the discovery center you see many species of reptiles - at the indoor exhibit and the walking trail with several enclosures. The owners clearly love their reptiles and educating the public. The venom extraction was certainly the highlight, we saw (cottonmouth, diamond back, copperhead, cobras) and heard about the venom uses (medicinal and research). The other highlight was petting the alligator (mouth taped) and several snakes (non-venomous). Even if you don't think you like reptiles this was a very worthwhile visit to learn more and see these creatures up close (while staying safe).

Visited December 2011
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DeLand, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“We had a wonderful time my 9 year old son and his friend still are asking to return!”
Reviewed December 16, 2011

The owner met with the visitors personally and let us hold a few of the snakes!! It was a truly enjoyable experience for all of us!

Visited December 2011
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Texas
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89 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Amazing”
Reviewed July 7, 2011

This place may be small but worth the visit. Very educational!!!! The snakes are beautiful. Make sure you go during the venom extraction time. That is certainly something you don't want to miss.

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