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Cape Fear Serpentarium

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20 Orange St, Wilmington, NC 28401-4419
+1 910-762-1669
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Snakes! Snakes! Snakes!

We found this place while walking around downtown. The price was okay, 16.00 for two of us, with a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Charlotte, North Carolina
Great place -- a must see in Wilmington NC -- I hope they are able to stay open...

The largest specimens -- in absolutely spotless and gorgeous habitats, also the most active and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Beverly Hills, California
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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 St, Wilmington, NC 28401-4419
20 Orange St, Wilmington, NC 28401-4419
+1 910-762-1669

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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank LadyAnn_12
Reviewed 2 days ago

The largest specimens -- in absolutely spotless and gorgeous habitats, also the most active and robust reptiles I have seen in a zoo-type environment --very active, something to do with the "snake whisperer" -the new director/owner, who is so obviously talented with these scary snakes...More

Thank 90210WorldTraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After watching “Stand ups” on Netflix, we couldn’t wait to check this place out. Upon arrival, we found out the wife shot the owner. They have taken down all of his propaganda. The snakes were the liveliest I have ever seen snakes. They seemed well...More

14  Thank Jennifer Z
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love the CF Serpentarium! I like to go on Saturday afternoon when they do the feeding show! Crocodiles, mambas, bushmasters, cobras and any other venomous snake you can think of are all here!!

Thank Edie O
Reviewed 8 December 2017

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

2  Thank Breter
Reviewed 26 November 2017 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

1  Thank savogan
Reviewed 26 November 2017

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

2  Thank Mikayla13
Reviewed 23 November 2017

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

1  Thank Johanna419
Reviewed 2 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?

1  Thank MS649673
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10 January 2018|
Response from Deena B | Property representative |
We are so glad you did... We also saw Nate Bargatze's standup and had a laugh. Thank you for your visit and we hope to see you again! And thank you for the great review! CFS Staff
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15 December 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.