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Cape Fear Serpentarium - CLOSED

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Kids loved this place

I’m not a snake lover, but the boys loved it. Tons of reptiles to see and really big ones... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2018
Charlotte, North Carolina
Great place.

Great place, it will be missed. The beat facility of it's type in the US. We would drive a few... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2018
Maurice C
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The most exotic reptile facility in the country. Live exhibits of the world's rarest and deadliest reptiles all under one roof. Giant constrictors, venomous snakes, crocodiles, lizards, dragons and more... See the world's most exotic, rare and...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
20 Orange St, Wilmington, NC 28401-4419
+1 910-762-1669
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Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

So, right when you walk in there are four parrots and an array of anti government propoganda on the walls. At three pm on Saturday and Sunday you can warch rhe animals being fed. Dead mice for the snakes. And dead rabbits for the anaconda...More

77  Thank Marie C
Reviewed 17 July 2018

I’m not a snake lover, but the boys loved it. Tons of reptiles to see and really big ones 😬😮. Fun place to go and priced just right. We enjoyed it

8  Thank ADSCLT
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

Great place, it will be missed. The beat facility of it's type in the US. We would drive a few hours out-of-the-way to visit and have seafood at a little pub nearby.

5  Thank Maurice C
Reviewed 6 July 2018

One of the main reasons we drove to Wilmington from our beach lodging on oak Island was to see the Serpentarium. Googlemaps got us to the venue - but no, it was not there. Two resident ladies reported that the owner had had a death...More

45  Thank TravelRose2014
Reviewed 18 June 2018

I hate snakes, but this place fascinates me. I love to learn about all the different types of snakes and I scare myself when I look at the fang level - they use a fang rating system to describe how poisonous the snakes are. There...More

7  Thank Fran S
Reviewed 29 April 2018

Had a great time there, was sorry to hear of it's recent issues and very recent closure. The selection and knowledge and care or the animals seemed highly impressive. The feeding time was always a delight to watch. Will be missed.

13  Thank RuckinBrit .
Reviewed 4 April 2018

It's been awhile since we visited-but with that said we absolutely loved visiting here. It was a raining day so the beach was not an option for a family of five. There was a busload of kiddos visiting that day from a summer program-completely unsupervised...More

23  Thank Cody R
Reviewed 6 March 2018

It's really a very small place but it's so magical. My son, husband, and I loved every minute of it. I have some of the most amazing pictures from this place. The snakes are obviously handled a lot because they are very inquisitive and don't...More

36  Thank harveyj22
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

My wife and I have been here many times, and we always bring the kids. Love this place but sad to hear that due to management and property issues they may have to close their doors. I certainly hope that never happens. Love this place...More

5  Thank Brian C
Reviewed 19 January 2018

We found this place while walking around downtown. The price was okay, 16.00 for two of us, with a military discount. I hadn't seen so many snakes in one place before. We arrived around the time for live feedings were getting ready to start. I...More

13  Thank LadyAnn_12
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