Cape Fear Serpentarium, Wilmington
(3.8/5 based on 340+ reviews on the web)
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  • We missed visiting this location for many years, and upon our first visit we were immediately impressed with the variety of reptiles and the awesome exhibit of each of the species. We were also presen...  more »
  • My granddaughter loved it. We were able to be there at feeding time. Never been to a place with such deadly snakes. Even in zoos they don't usually carry such dangerous animals. 
  • This serpentarium is set up like a circus freak show. 20-foot pythons and 5-foot monitor lizards have the absolute minimum amount of space. A 25-pound snapping turtle is hovering in a 5-foot by 2.5-fo...  more »
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  • Awesome exhibits, friendly and entertaining staff. Live feeding was awesome. Man up front was nice, I don't understand the negative reviews. The only complaint I had: those 2 turtles need larger exhibits. That was a bit depressing, barely enough room to live and move. Sad. But the snake exhibits were plenty big and really pretty. Birds looked healthy and happy. The reticulated python feeding was one of the coolest things I've ever seen at a zoo type attraction. The staff does an amazing job keeping the tanks clean and the facility was quite nice.
  • Our group had a ton of fun seeing all of the live serpents and reptiles. A lot of exotic and native poisonous snakes, constrictors, alligators, and a huge saltwater crocodile. The plaques were extremely informative and a bit alarming. (The annual death rate for many of those snake bites is quite high.) You'll leave with a new respect for these sleek reptiles. Overall, a great place to spend an hour or so in Wilmington. You'll need some cash for the admittance fee.
  • An amazing place to visit for exotic and venomous snakes. Some very rare species too. The habitats are the best I've seen. The enclosures are meticulously designed for each snake and are very clean. The only reason I give it 4 stars is the crackpot conspiracy theory garbage hanging on the wall when you walk in. That space could have been put to better use. Still, it didn't diminish from the overall excellent visit. Definitely want to go back with a fully charged camera battery.
  • Great Place Cool. Many different snakes. From Venom To Constrictor they have em. Also Alligators Also has great pictures on the wall such as a banner explaining what happens if you are bitten. It really shows kids the importance of being careful when messing with animals. When Education is important ignorance can be ignored.
  • My family loved this place! You get really up close and personal with the animals. I haven't been to a zoo with a collection of snakes to this magnitude. If you are in Wilmington it's a must see !