Salato has become a favorite excursion when we visit Kentucky. Our grandson who lives in Louisville, loves to visit the center's reptile room (his favorite is the alligator turtle) and to walk the well-ordered macadam paths outside to see native wildlife.The paved walkways are easy to follow and easy to walk - probably good for those who use wheelchairs.too. There's a pretty stream and waterfall outside, and under the little waterfall is a short tunnel with an aquarium window to view some of the below surface stream life. Each habitat has a roofed overview platform, to look over its enclosure - bison, deer, elk, bobcats, black bear, etc. - the habitats are spacious. There is a new native plant walkway and we also enjoy the center's super wetland habitat. We brought our granddaughters from Black Mountain, NC, their Dad, our grandson and his Mom and Dad - it was a full day of healthy,fun entertainment. There is now a very modest per person fee to visit - just $4 per adult, $2 per child (under age 5 is free) - a very reasonable price for a wonderful day of in- and outdoor entertainment. When your little explorers finish their Salato adventure and it's time to refuel, down the hill from the center is a large picnic pavilion. Make it day of it!
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