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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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Did nothing to reduce my fear of snakes!!

Called on to visit today - well worth it. Informative, friendly staff. Displays were well presented... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
gnb1973
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Torquay, United Kingdom
Must like snakes

I sent my teenagers here, they loved it. I went along the river walk and had great shopping. I... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
MS649673
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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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. The largest and most rare venomous snake collection in the country...an indoor reptile park with live exhibits of the world's rarest and deadliest snakes, crocodiles, dragons, lizards and more... Well over 100 different species - some so rare they are not Open year round Wed-Sun. Live Feeding Shows Saturday/ Sunday at 3pm. Summer hours/days vary - please call for more info. $9 general admission. $8 admission for seniors, veterans, educators and military family. $7 per for groups of 15 or more. FREE - Active Military with ID. FREE - children 4 years old and younger. 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... LIVE FEEDING SHOWS every Saturday and Sunday at 3pm.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“venomous snakes” (25 reviews)
“snapping turtle” (16 reviews)
“king cobra” (10 reviews)
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Hours Today: Closed
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
20 Orange Street, Wilmington, NC 28401-4419
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+1 910-762-1669

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 17 August 2017

This is a fun place for adults & children especially. Not for the sqemish though if watching the feedings.

Thank MittenGrrl
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Don't support this place. The living space for the animals is too small. Went with my 9 year old son and we left feeling like we wanted take the animals with us.More

8  Thank Vanessa J
Management response:Responded 10 August 2017

Cape Fear Serpentarium has 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. The largest and most rare venomous snake collection in the country...an indoor reptile park with live exhibits...More

Reviewed 5 August 2017

I was not looking forward to this place. My 8 year old grand daughter loves snakes. I broke down and took her. We spent about an hour and a half. She read everything and smiled the whole time. It is not huge and it is...More

Thank Sandra J
Reviewed 1 August 2017

WARNING: THEY DO NOT TAKE CREDIT CARDS. If you want to visit, bring cash. Just happened to get in right before feeding time, which was a fascinating experience, both to watch and to hear the handler provide information about the various specimens. The wide array...More

3  Thank Kane M
Management response:Responded 10 August 2017

Cape Fear Serpentarium is now set up to accept every credit/debit card offered in the US. Thank you so much for your visit and appreciate your support.

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gladystbaslo
9 September 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
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gladystbaslo
9 September 2017|
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Response from dino2mom | Reviewed this property |
We found this place very interesting.....not a bad place. It was clean and organized and we would go again.
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