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Kentucky Reptile Zoo

#3 of 10 things to do in Slade Features Animals
200 L & E Railroad, Slade, KY 40376-9701
+1 606-663-9160
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Worth seeing

This is pretty good place to stop on the way to Natural bridge. The entrance is just as you pull... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2015
Aaron P
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Cool place

A great place to visit and a very great leaning experience largest collection of venomous snakes in... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2015
Campton, Kentucky
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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 cobras, mambas, cottonmouth, copperheads, taipans and rattlesnakes, to an American Alligator. One of the favorite areas for kids is our Turtle Tracks Area, where both tortoises and aquatic turtles can be seen. Live reptile shows at 1, 3 and 5pm.
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good27%
  • Average15%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
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Opens in 26 min
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Hours Today: 11:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
200 L & E Railroad, Slade, KY 40376-9701
+1 606-663-9160
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Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

This is pretty good place to stop on the way to Natural bridge. The entrance is just as you pull into the rest area. The pricing may be a little on the high side it's still not bad, you have to take into consideration what...More

2  Thank Aaron P
Reviewed 3 July 2015 via mobile

A great place to visit and a very great leaning experience largest collection of venomous snakes in the world worth a visit.

2  Thank wolflady2010
Reviewed 24 June 2015

I was surprised to find this reptile center tucked behind the rest stop on the way to Natural Bridge. My husband found it on the internet. Our seven year old grandson has recently become a big fan of snakes and dinosaurs, like many boys his...More

3  Thank TSF1030
Reviewed 12 June 2015

Driving up to this building I was surprised at how small it was for the number of snakes that were supposed to be held inside it. Walking through the small trailer type building I was blown away by the differing species of snakes inside. I...More

4  Thank Elizabeth H
Reviewed 3 June 2015 via mobile

Sad to say I've never written a review of KRZ. I have been there and many other reptile zoos and serpentariums accross the country (many have closed), and I have to say that they are truly a class act. I'm amused that anyone would complain...More

4  Thank rpm911
Reviewed 1 June 2015

This place was surely not what we thought it would be. We took our two boys age 5 and 7 since they are really into reptiles right now. The "tour guide" (ill use that word very loosely) was NOT kid friendly by any means. He...More

1  Thank staciec89
Travehop, Manager at Kentucky Reptile Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2015

Thank you for your review. I have addressed the issue with a guide having contact with your child; I certainly agree that this is not appropriate. However, we do currently have construction ongoing on the property and we have instructed our guides to keep the...More

Reviewed 13 April 2015

I wouldn't call this a zoo. Let's start there. Were it not for the recent flood I would rate this 1-star, but knowing they were in cleanup mode, I'm willing to overlook the mess. I'm still shocked to see all the 5-star ratings on here....More

1  Thank Suydam
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Anyone with at least a passing interest in reptiles would enjoy KRZ- they have a massive collection of reptiles on display from all over the world, and are an active venom collection site for medical research with demonstrations almost every day. The keepers are highly...More

2  Thank JCarter1982
Reviewed 29 June 2014

A last minute addition to our trip on the way home from Lexington. The kids loved it!! Tour guides are so knowledgeable on all snakes and other animals there. They made the tour interesting. Not everyday do you see a snake get milked! Reasonably priced...More

1  Thank BALLMOM04
Reviewed 27 June 2014

This is completely unmatched by anything else in the Eastern Kentucky area. With well over 100 snakes and reptiles, I was shocked to see how much of a variety they showcased. Not only was this a looking zoo, but a working business to sell venoms...More

1  Thank Mackenzie R
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How much is it to get in?
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.