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Cape Fear Serpentarium

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20 Orange Street, Wilmington, NC 28401-4419
+1 910-762-1669
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Really Neat

Surprising number of the snakes, lizards and turtles were active an would come to you. The big... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
South Floorida
Turtles, crocs, and snakes galore!

A great visit if you love snakes and reptiles. They boast having over 80 species of reptiles. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Richlands, North Carolina
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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 deadliest reptiles from around the world, all viewed in beautifully designed show exhibits that mimic their natural habitats. ...an indoor reptile park with some so rare they are not exhibited anywhere else! Live Feeding Shows. Open year round. Summer/Winter hours and days vary - please call for more info. Discounted admission for age 55+, veteran's, educators and military dependent's and for groups of 15 or more. FREE - Active Military with ID. FREE - children 4 years old and younger.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“venomous snakes” (25 reviews)
“snapping turtle” (16 reviews)
“king cobra” (10 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
20 Orange Street, Wilmington, NC 28401-4419
+1 910-762-1669

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Surprising number of the snakes, lizards and turtles were active an would come to you. The big lizard near the beginning of the exhibits must have thought we where there to feed him. The animals were in clean exhibits, appeared to be very healthy, and...More

Thank Breter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great visit if you love snakes and reptiles. They boast having over 80 species of reptiles. The staff are extremely friendly. Tickets are reasonably priced at $9, discounts for retired military, elderly, and teachers. Free for active duty and those under 4. Each time...More

Thank savogan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am one of the few people who actually enjoys snakes and learning as much as possible about them. We went over the weekend and spent 2 hours inside. All of the animals are well taken care of, very clean exhibits, and clean facility. We...More

Thank Mikayla13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was at least the second time my husband and I had visited the Wilmington Serpentarium and our first time since the passing of the owner. Our prior visit(s) had always left me awed by the collection but slightly puzzled by what seemed to be...More

Thank Johanna419
Reviewed 3 November 2017

Called on to visit today - well worth it. Informative, friendly staff. Displays were well presented and the animals looked healthy. Accompanying signs were informative although terror inducing and slightly political at points. I'm hoping they have good strong glass....

1  Thank gnb1973
Reviewed 16 October 2017

I sent my teenagers here, they loved it. I went along the river walk and had great shopping. I did insist we not take any eggs home as we live in a condo. Not sure if they were serious?

Thank MS649673
Reviewed 21 September 2017

I had been putting off taking my grandchild for years, because of my own feelings about reptilian critters. But, when I finally needed a new place to take her and a friend I bravely took them. They had a blast. Even I enjoyed the unique...More

Thank emgrammy
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

We had a good time visiting the Serpentarium, but it could definitely use some updating. The carpet is super old and taped up all over the place. There's a weird smell. The habitats all seem too small. But honestly, it was very interesting to see...More

Thank Jes H
Reviewed 31 August 2017

This place was so much cooler than I had expected. I was expecting more of an amateur type of set up with a personal collection of snakes but no! This place is literally set up like an aquarium! It is very beautiful and the snakes...More

3  Thank JoAnna M
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Was raining on riverwalk and spent time here. Kids enjoyed the snake / reptile exhibits. Lots of information and variety. At $9 a piece, I think we got our money's worth.

Thank Kristine B
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Shareeta M
22 November 2017|
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Response from ImJosephAndrew |
Mismo! And yes he is a very good standup comedian. When I drive to Florida next I’ll be attempting a stop here at the Serpentarium.
16 November 2017|
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Response from Barbara C |
As of August the Serpentarium was still open and accepting guests. There was a price adjustment that certainly was an improvement. Since the owner (deceased) and his wife(in jail) are no longer involved in the running of... More