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“This is the vatican for snake lovers!”

Kentucky Reptile Zoo
Ranked #3 of 10 things to do in Slade
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: There are few reptile collections that can compare to the diversity of animals on display at the Kentucky Reptile Zoo. Animals on exhibit range from an 18 foot reticulated python, our largest resident, to many types of venomous snakes such as cobras, mambas, cottonmouth, copperheads, taipans and rattlesnakes, to an American Alligator. One of the favorite areas for kids is our Turtle Tracks Area, where both tortoises and aquatic turtles can be seen. Live reptile shows at 1, 3 and 5pm.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Louisville, Kentucky
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131 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“This is the vatican for snake lovers!”
Reviewed June 22, 2008

We stopped in to the Kentucky Reptile Zoo last summer and it far exceeded our expectations. There is an extensive collection of exotic and native reptiles. The highlight of the visit was to see owner Jim Harrison working with and "milking " the venom from cobras. If you enjoy reptiles I know of no other place you can get up close to the anials and talk with one of the most knowledgable reptile experts around. Here is the crazy part, it only cost $6.00 for adults!!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed June 21, 2008

They had one of each snake on display. The rooms were small and cramped. Staff answered questions when asked, but they didn't say anything otherwise. Not very friendly. Did not have a live reptile show as advertised on their website. They do have a good selection of snakes. No bathrooms, have to use rest area next door.

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