Clyde Peeling's Reptiland, Allenwood

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Clyde Peeling's Reptiland is an AZA accredited zoo specializing in reptiles and amphibians from around the world! Explore the realm of mambas, cobras, vipers, pythons, and other rare and beautiful snakes. Experience giant alligators, gentle tortoises, curious lizards, and colorful frogs. See the world's largest lizard-- the komodo dragon--in a state-of-the-art habitat.

Stunning naturalistic habitats, fun interactive exhibits, live shows, and hands-on animal encounters make Reptiland an educational adventure for the whole family!

Reptiland is a year-round destination with modern indoor exhibits. During warmer months, tortoises, iguanas, and Komodo dragons venture into outdoor habitats while seasonal exhibits featuring butterflies and animatronic dinosaurs bring visitors back year after year.

Amazing animals, personal attention, and friendly experts--an intimate wildlife connection!

The average Reptiland visit requires about 2 hours, but there is no limit to the length of a visit. The exhibits are self-guided, and it’s generally best to arrive just before to a show.
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  • We took our grand kids (ages 6 and 9) to Clyde Peeling's Reptiland. They both enjoyed the visit. The dinosaurs were a hit for the 6 year old. The reptile exhibits kept their interest also. They enjoye...  more »
  • Between the animals and the animatronic Dinosaurs, kids will love this! If you are going with children, go to as many of the talks as you can. I enjoyed the gator talk. My father and I took over an ho...  more »
  • This is a great place for kids but it's also fun for adults. There are a wide variety of reptiles and daily shows that involve interacting with the animals. I learn something new every time I visit. C...  more »
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  • It's a great local treasure to have an educational and fun activity for the kids. I grew up near the National Zoo in Washington, DC and it would not at all be fair to compare this to their reptile house. When taken in the context of a small town reptile zoo it's very well done. All staff I have ever interacted with are very knowledgeable. They are great at interacting with kids both in their shows and when on the floor near the animals. We enjoy going back enough to buy annual memberships.
  • This is a great place. Educational and fun with informed and friendly staff. However, I have two complaints. First, I'd love to see a larger picnic area. When there are several schools all trying to enjoy the day for their field trips, things get really crowded, really fast. That being said, my next issue is that of restrooms. They only have one actual bathroom. The rest are port-a-johns and then there are only 2 portable sinks for handwashing after use.
  • Staff was friendly and helpful. The animals looked happy and healthy. Plenty of different and interesting specimens and exhibits. Really enjoyed getting to see some of the most beautiful reptiles they had. My favorite was the King Cobra.
  • Of all the zoos in PA, Reptiland might be our favourite. We arrived on a very cold March Sunday morning. There weren't a ton of people there, as they didn't begin to really arrive until lunch. Despite that, staff still did their educational shows for our family and even enjoyed being able to speak one-on-one with us. Everyone of the staff today was friendly and informative. From the way they spoke, handled the animals, and the cleanliness and appearance of the place, it seems obvious that Clyde Peeling's is well-run and that they care very much for the animals. Sure, it is not the biggest place in the world, and it was made a little smaller by the fact that we were there in the winter months. Clyde Peeling's is a specialty place. Its a special place too, and I would love to come back in the summer months. Some of the reptiles at Reptiland have an incredibly small native habitat and there were species of snakes I'd never heard of, including the Rhinoceros Ratsnake, which staff let us watch as they fed it. The bottom line is that Clyde Peeling's Reptiland was a great time for us and our daughter. We spent three hours three hours there and could have easily stayed longer. It is worth every cent and then some and we will be planning on coming back sometime in the warmer months.
  • Reptiland is small, but awesome. The show is worth the admission price. You get to touch a gecko, a baby alligator and a boa constrictor. How cool is that? You can also watch a snake feeding and hang out with a bunch of budgies. I would definitely visit again!