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The National Reptile Zoo, Gowran

4.4
#5 of 7 in Parks in County Kilkenny
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The National Reptile Zoo is located in Gowran. Use our Gowran vacation builder to visit The National Reptile Zoo on your trip to Gowran, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • I attended as I care for a teen with autism who loves reptiles. The lady working was very accommodating and very passionate that children with special needs should have a great time in the centre. The...  more »
  • i thought it was great the staff were all so friendly i did my work experience with them and they were so welcoming i learnt so much about all of the animals i loved every moment  more »
  • found it eventually, very pleasant staff, plenty of parking. Good amount to see. Live meet and see the animals was excellent. Staff know their stuff.  more »
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  • Bit on the small side but still worth a visit. Kids enjoyed it and that's all that matters. Crocs are seriously impressive and nice to get to see one. Not sure if you can see them fully formed like that anywhere else.
  • Lovely little reptile zoo! Animals are well taken cared of. Staff is very nice and full of information if you have any questions. Walk in petting areas. And a small handling shows.
  • Great to see how well the animals are cared for and the educational values but way too small for alot of the creatures inside
  • Zoo Keeper made it.. Very informative and engaging with the boys who loved being able to pet some of the reptiles.
  • One of the best places to visit in the country! So many amazing reptiles and insects, beautiful layout and very informative! Make sure you catch a few of the demonstrations, the staff is very knowledgeable and approachable, and I was able to hold a tarantula and a scorpion, amazing experience! Can not recommend this place highly enough and can't wait to come back again soon!

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