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Cape Fear Serpentarium

20 Orange Street, Wilmington, NC 28401-4419
+1 910-762-1669
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I had to come here to check this was real after seeing it on Netflix. Just reading the reviews has... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Brian N
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Amazing collection of deadly snakes

My mom took my kids there and she remarked how the place housed so many of the worlds most deadly... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Geoff Z
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20 Orange Street, Wilmington, NC 28401-4419
+1 910-762-1669

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I had to come here to check this was real after seeing it on Netflix. Just reading the reviews has provided me more entertainment than the joke itself 😂😂😂. The crocodile got out of the cage 🙈

74  Thank Brian N
Reviewed 4 days ago

My mom took my kids there and she remarked how the place housed so many of the worlds most deadly snakes! To me that is not my cup of tea, but my mom and my kids loved it! The only down side was the smell...More

1  Thank Geoff Z
Reviewed 1 week ago

Never in my life have witnessed so many snakes - from the most dangerous (at 5 skulls=death) to 1 skull snakes - giant snapping turtle, crocs - Well worth the money and time My 6 year old had a great experiece

2  Thank Scott B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ok the only reason I went here is because my buddy wanted to go. There are all kinds of snakes with a description and how poisonous they are. There are also turtles, crocodiles, etc.. They all seemed very healthy and we'll taken care of. The...More

2  Thank Williamhorn20
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an interesting place to see all kinds of snakes and alligators.There are two floors but no elevator. It is well run and even if you don't like snakes it was educational. Its in an old building near the boardwalk and other places to...More

Thank Diane L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting attraction....lots of snakes of every kind. They also have a few other reptiles as well. If at all possible try to be there for the snake feeding...it was very well worth seeing.

2  Thank dino2mom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I do not like snakes at all but they were all presented well, looked healthy, no smell, and they were rated on their poisonous level if they bite!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have visited the Serpentarium two times now. Really enjoyed it. Went in August of 2016 and again around Christmas of the same year. People have mentioned the smell....it was quite strong in the summer, but almost no smell in December. Many people have mentioned...More

5  Thank Barbara C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The serpenatarium has always been my favorite place to visit in town. My daughter's five now, but you can see how much she has loved it since she was an adorable baby. The surprise from watching the new Netflix comedic feature combined with the recent...More

16  Thank Mrs_Richards0n
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They need to make Nate Bartgazte a partner. Was watching his stand up and my goodness was it funny. We go every year to Wilmington, I know what I'm doing this time... check out Nates stand up on Netflix as well.. this guy should do...More

175  Thank Tami H
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20 July 2017|
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Response from Williamhorn20 | Reviewed this property |
It was open the week of July 4 th! I think other people are keeping it opened!
14 July 2017|
Response from Stephanie T | Reviewed this property |
It's real and it's awesome. Unfortunately, the owner was murdered (allegedly) by his wife, so I don't know how it's going to be so awesome without his personality.
Terri M
11 July 2017|
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Response from Eden L |
From a perusal of the comments people seemed to be concerned about: 1. The cage sizes vs the size of the snakes/reptiles/etc on display - almost everyone has said the cages are almost inhumanely small 2. The refusal to take... More