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Cape Fear Serpentarium

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Address: 20 Orange Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone Number: +1 910-762-1669
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An off-beat, interesting way to spend a couple hours

Cool snakes, easy to see, learned more about lots of snakes than I thought I ever would! It was a little stuffy, could use better ventilation, but we (4 of us) all enjoyed it.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Annie O
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Califon, New Jersey

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 4 days ago NEW 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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This serpentarium is set up like a circus freak show. 20-foot pythons and 5-foot monitor lizards have the absolute minimum amount of space. A 25-pound snapping turtle is hovering in a 5-foot by 2.5-foot fish tank without even a rock to perch on. How does this equate to educating people about animals if they only see them in inhumane environments?... More 

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Califon, New Jersey
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cool snakes, easy to see, learned more about lots of snakes than I thought I ever would! It was a little stuffy, could use better ventilation, but we (4 of us) all enjoyed it.

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Thank Annie O
New York
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a very interesting experience. Kids and adults will enjoy seeing the variety of reptiles up close.

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Thank jahnaynay
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place was amazing!!! Every saturday @ 3pm they feed the reptiles RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU!! And not only that, the guy feeding them knows his stuff and all about the animals and is telling you all about them while he is feeding them.

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Thank Chris E
Lantana, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

I love reptiles and would love to see these. The entrance price is way to steep to take my family (wife, 2 daughters, 3 grandchildren).

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Thank PaulOxente
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Went on a rainy day and was lots of fun. Good central location being Down Town. They have two floors worth of snakes. Some were pretty active moving around their aquariums. If you go, grab a visitors magazine before because inside is a coupon to pet a snake for free! They also have alligators, turtles and some birds.

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Thank James K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I come here every time i am in the area. I love reptiles and enjoying seeing everything. They have alligators, turtles, snakes and a few other reptiles.

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Hudson
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I have been to the Serpentarium many times in the past. Now it is my husband and boys who go. It is on their too do list. Must admit is a remarkable experience with the rarest of rare and some of the most venomous snakes in the world. There are also remarkable parrots and a few alligators. Totally safe, nothing... More 

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