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Salato Wildlife Education Center

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1 Sportsmans Ln, Frankfort, KY 40601-3951
+1 502-564-7863
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Nice break from the zoo

My son asked today to go to Salato. There are indoor/outdoor animals. The indoor tend to be... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Stephannie S
via mobile
Great Place for walk and seeing natural wildlife

Nice place to view bison, deer, fawn, bear, bobcats, bald eagle and elk. You can spend a good... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Avon, Indiana
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1 Sportsmans Ln, Frankfort, KY 40601-3951
+1 502-564-7863
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My son asked today to go to Salato. There are indoor/outdoor animals. The indoor tend to be aquatic/stuffed. Occasionally, staff brings out an animal for interaction. Outdoor animals are accessible via a wide, paved walkway. There are additional trails & a fishing pond on site.

Thank Stephannie S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place to view bison, deer, fawn, bear, bobcats, bald eagle and elk. You can spend a good afternoon viewing the open cages. There is a lake for fishing. A good place for family picnics and an education center on nature.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thanks to my sister, local to the area, we visited this hidden gem! Educational at a reasonable price to view and learn about local animals in their native habitat! Interesting the supporters for the habitats; Buffalo Trace supporting the buffalo exhibit :) They made it...More

Thank Martina P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We reserved one of the shelters for a family reunion here. I was pleased that they actually had flushing toilets instead of the hole-in-the-ground or port a pots like some parks. The grounds were beautiful and well maintained. We welcomed the air conditioned nature center...More

Thank Lori S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Family of four (2 & 4 yr old). Nice displays that the kids enjoyed inside and nice paved path outside. Spent 2 hrs and 4 yr old wanted to stay longer. We bought the family year pass before we left ($35, but they counted the...More

Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Spent a few relaxing and enjoyable hours just walking some of the nature paths as well as checking out the animals and exhibits. Recommend to everyone of any age.

Thank Barry G
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Salato Wildlife Education Center and Reserve is a great place for children and adults alike. They take great care of their animals from the bobcats to the buffalo. There is information about each insect, reptile and animal. It is funded mostly by donations so please...More

Thank SusieMac1995
Reviewed 24 May 2017

This is place is no zoo but still neat to see what all the Fish & Wildlife Resources has to manage and oversees. You get a good sampling of some of the states animals and their Habitat. Kentucky animals, living stream, Prairie and grasslands, etc....More

Thank Phillip T
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Great place to take kids during the summer! Have a picnic, fish, hike and tour the Salato Wildlife Education Center! Wonderful inside and outside exhibits of Kentucky's Wildlife and the great outdoors!

Thank BrendaFishWildlife
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

We stopped by recently while passing through. Our family enjoyed the indoor exhibits. The favorites were the aquariums, seeing the snakes and watching the working bee hive. We also enjoyed watching the birds, squirrels and chipmunks. However, just as we were about to head out...More

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$4 So sorry took so long. Have not been on TripAdvisor fir months