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Cape Fear Serpentarium

20 Orange Street, Wilmington, NC 28401-4419
+1 910-762-1669
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My kind of exhibits. Awesome and educational. Husband had to drag me out.

First let me say, I've been meaning to go there for years but it's obviously not many peoples "cup... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Elsie S
The most amazing animal feeding ever!!!!!!

This place is a hiddin gem!!!! not only do they let you see the snakes being fed, but they do it 4... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sue W
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20 Orange Street, Wilmington, NC 28401-4419
+1 910-762-1669

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First let me say, I've been meaning to go there for years but it's obviously not many peoples "cup of tea" so I had to wait for the right chance to drag my husband there. What a great afternoon, middle of the week visit. No...More

Thank Elsie S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a hiddin gem!!!! not only do they let you see the snakes being fed, but they do it 4 feet in front of you, they actually handle the snakes outside of the cages, feed them and thats not all. I got to...More

Thank Sue W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I can't wait to go back. This is one of the best things to do in wilmington. There are tons of crazy and exotic reptiles. I absolutely love this place. Go!!

Thank Carolina_marm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is awesome!! It was interesting to see all the snakes, lizards, crocodiles, and birds. The feeding time was really cool too! Something you don't get to experience at other places. Great experience!

Thank Anna M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a very nice facility with healthy, well-cared for animals. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves as we both love reptiles, especially snakes. They have quite a few rarely-seen snakes here that we were quite impressed with. The only draw-back (not even the serpentarium's fault) is...More

Thank Johanna C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was absolutely floored when I saw the giant snakes. They were so big, I can't even describe, you just need to see for yourself. Bonus if you make there during feeding time, what a trip!

Thank xlr8tin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I hate snakes!! Kids love them so I took one for the team and brought them. They loved it! They were amazed by all the variety of snakes that they have seen in books but not in person. I thought the man behind the counter...More

Thank ldotti
Reviewed 20 April 2017

The informational plaques tell interesting scientific facts about the reptiles and sometimes tell interesing stories about the proprietor's adventures collecting the specimens. The environments are very well done. The carpeting and general environment is a bit shabby for which I have to deduct a half...More

Thank P6462HGpeter
Reviewed 17 April 2017

I do not like snakes but this is a wonderful adventure. I can't believe that I left the serpentarium saying that some of the snakes were beautiful. Viewing very well laid out. Still don't want to run into these critters outside, just be sure they...More

Thank dfillups
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We visited on a Saturday in the late afternoon, right around feeding time. Well worth the $8 and change admission. Don't forget to bring cash--they don't accept cards. They fed 3 snakes, the croc, the alligator snapping turtle, and the Gila monster! A little "raw"...More

Thank Stephanie T
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Msbrittany L
What time is feeding time?
23 October 2015|
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Response from Jolieinside | Reviewed this property |
Weekends at 3!
Are dogs allowed?
10 February 2015|
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Response from Robert A | Reviewed this property |
There was a dog there during our visit and it did not appear to be a service animal.