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“Neat place for the kids”
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Serpent Safari
Chicago, Illinois
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Neat place for the kids”
Reviewed 17 February 2014

We took the tour. They had some really neat animals to see. The tour guides were super nice and very knowledgeable. We will probably do it again. My kids are 5 and 8 and really enjoyed it. We even bought a hermit crab when we finished the tour.

Visited September 2013
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1 Thank mybabyboys222
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Kind of cool”
Reviewed 14 March 2013

We stopped in one day while we were shopping at the mall and there was no one else in the place except for us and the 2 young girls who worked there. We paid for a tour so we could see the animals in the back. The tour guide was one of the young girls and you could tell she was just spouting off memorized data and didn't really know what she was talking about. Being zookeepers/animal trainers - and having experience working with many of the types of reptiles they had there, my husband and I were saddened to see some of these magnificent creatures in tiny enclosures. No matter what the staff tells you, those enclosure are too small for those animals, and they do indeed move around and require space to move around. We felt sorry for them. And their "huge" snake - that snake is way too overweight - it should not be that thick - it looked very unhealthy. Our "tour guide" was also saying all kinds of untrue facts about the animals as well. It would have been nice if they had properly trained employees, and larger enclosures for their animals. But because of this, we will not be going back or recommending it to others.

Visited June 2012
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11 Thank jikaf
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Elgin, Illinois
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“exclent”
Reviewed 26 December 2012

this place is an awesome safari of reptiles and a store. it is right across from six flags and rain forest cafe. it is at gurnee mills mall.

Visited November 2012
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1 Thank mitch k
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Streamwood, IL
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“WOW, amazing animals at this place!!”
Reviewed 4 December 2012

We went there because I had a groupon while on a long weekend at KeyLime Cove. This place was amazing. I felt kind of bad for these HUGE reptiles in those little cages but they explained that those types of creatures spend the majority of their time coiled up and hiding anywya, it's their nature.

Definitely recommend this place. The staff there is wonderful also!

Visited October 2012
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1 Thank jfreak5
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North Chicago, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
204 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“My kids love it”
Reviewed 9 November 2012

We have been here several times, and my kids love returning every time. It's local and convenient, if you live near Gurnee Mills Mall.

Visited July 2012
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Thank pseudoboy
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