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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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Interesting, Outdated

We had a good time visiting the Serpentarium, but it could definitely use some updating. The carpet... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jes H
via mobile
A MUST-See for Snake Lovers!

This place was so much cooler than I had expected. I was expecting more of an amateur type of set... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
JoAnna M
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Pinehurst, 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.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Hours Today: 11:00 - 17:00
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 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 2 weeks ago

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

1  Thank JoAnna M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

Thank MittenGrrl
Reviewed 10 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

5  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

1  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.

Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

My wife found this place and suggested we visit it on our weekend trip to Wilmington because she knows I like snakes. It sounded kinda hokey but I said OK and was pleasantly surprised. The founder of the place is now deceased as of May...More

2  Thank Blowtoad
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

A very well done exhibition of snakes, lizards and crocs. Worthwhile for young children who are fascinated by the creatures.

2  Thank Ted B
Reviewed 19 July 2017

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
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gladystbaslo
10 September 2017|
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Response from Barbara C |
I just called and they are closed for water restoration and will reopen on September 20. Must have had some damage recently. So they are still in business.
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gladystbaslo
10 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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