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Kentucky Reptile Zoo

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Closed Now: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Open today: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Very well done.

My friend had been to this before and had told me stories. I'm not a fan of reptiles, but he wanted... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2018
Eric T
Lebanon, United States
A tucked away gem that deserves to be explored.

We had no idea what we were in for when we searched out this place. Upon entering, were greeted... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2017
tine a
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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There are few reptile collections that can compare to the diversity of animals on display at the Kentucky Reptile Zoo. Animals on exhibit range from an 18 foot reticulated python, our largest resident, to many types of venomous snakes such as...more
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200 L & E Railroad, Slade, KY 40376-9701
+1 606-663-9160
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Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

Drove 1hour plus, holiday family outing, from cabin at Jenny Wiley State Park. (5 star there, BTW...). 2 kids, 4 & 7, 4 adults PROS - - friendly, articulate, informed staff - truly fabulous collection of snakes, viewed "nose to nose" in many well-lit terrariums,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Travehop, Manager at Kentucky Reptile Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2018

I'm sorry you were disappointed in the rainy weather and the results thereof. I'm going to guess you were here over Labor Day weekend, which is indeed extremely busy. Unfortunately this year this weekend coincided with the arrival of two new staff who were not...More

Reviewed 31 August 2018

My friend had been to this before and had told me stories. I'm not a fan of reptiles, but he wanted to go back. I was surprised just how well done it was. It was quite impressive and the tour guides were extremely knowledgeable. I...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

There were snakes and some fish, I didn't see any live bees. The gift shop area was nice, lots of cool things, and the bathroom was a hoot! Fed the goats on the roof, kids would like that.Overall worth a quick stop.More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Patty S
Travehop, Manager at Kentucky Reptile Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

The Kentucky Reptile Zoo does not have fish, bees, or goats. We think you may have been at Wild Things instead, which is just down the road from us. Therefore your review is not actually of Kentucky Reptile Zoo. We'd love for you to come...More

Reviewed 5 April 2018

This place does not look like much from he outside, a bunch of grey sheds with very little to draw your attention. Inside the sheds are about a 100 different types of snakes, from local non-venomous species to deadly exotics that require a license. The...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

This is a great little place with Snakes and More Snakes! the Staff is very knowledgeable and and will explain the different reptiles in great detail.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 29 January 2018

I grew up less than 45 minute from here, and have made trips to the area at least a few times a year pretty much since birth. This is a neat little tourist trap with some gift shopping opportunities, and the chance to see some...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

This place is very cool. Not only will you indegenious reptiles but many abroad. While you're there say hi to jade.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Tony D
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

I recently visited with a homeschool group of teenage girls. They were completely amazed and enthralled by the beauty and variety of this collection of reptiles! The grounds and buildings are modest, but inside they house a world renowned number of venomous snakes, organized by...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

We had no idea what we were in for when we searched out this place. Upon entering, were greeted & given a person tour guide for our group. LOVED it!

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank tine a
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

This little reptile zoo has a good variety of snales, mostly venomous, from all over the world. The staff is very knowledgable. I was lucky enough to see a venom extraction from a very large King cobra named "Puppy". This procedure is a very serious...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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11 July 2015|
Response from KYReptileZoo |
Admission is $10 for adults and $7 for kids 4-15. Kids 3 and under are free. There is a discount for AAA, military, seniors, and groups of 10 or more.