Cape Fear Serpentarium, Wilmington

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Meet "D.T. Croc," the "Downtown Crocodile"; "Sheena" a 23 foot long python weighing 250 lbs, "Baron Samedi," a king cobra 15 feet long; and "Komodo," a dragon-sized monitor lizard. See black mambas, spitting cobras, Gaboon vipers, Tropical rattlers, giant Fer-de-lance snakes and the world's largest collection of the rare and deadly Bushmaster. Over 100 species, some so rare they are not exhibited anywhere else! Photographers welcome.

The Cape Fear Serpentarium has been featured on Discovery TV, Animal Planet, Attache Magazine, Oxford American Magazine, the Wilmington Star News and many others. Scientists and tourists alike visit from all over the world to view animals that can be seen nowhere else. The Cape Fear Serpentarium is recognized as one of the world's foremost reptile collections. Our veterinarian is Dr. Dan Johnson of the Avian and Exotic Animal Care Clinic in Raleigh.
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  • Iā€™m not a snake lover, but the boys loved it. Tons of reptiles to see and really big ones šŸ˜¬šŸ˜®. Fun place to go and priced just right. We enjoyed it  more »
  • Great place, it will be missed. The beat facility of it's type in the US. We would drive a few hours out-of-the-way to visit and have seafood at a little pub nearby.  more »
  • Super great place for kids; it's educational and all the exhibits were suitable for the animals. However, it's pretty warm inside (I assume to keep the animals at their appropriate temperatures) and it doesn't take very long to get through the whole building. It's reasonably priced though so its definitely a fun place to visit if you're in the area.
  • Second time being here. Incredible collection of snakes, both poisonous and non-venomous!! They also have crocodiles and monitor lizards and a big turtle. All the creatures are very active. Very pleasant staff now! (New owners) Reasonably priced. Near the waterfront. Very educational. They are doing updates. Would absolutely go again! Worth the visit!

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