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Salato Wildlife Education Center

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1 Sportsmans Ln, Frankfort, KY 40601-3951
+1 502-564-7863
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A very nice place to visit and learn about Kentucky wildlife and vegetation.

Went through Frankfort to visit the New Capitol Building and found this attraction also. The... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2017
Arroyo Grande
Like being in the wild!

First you drive past pleasant lakes and forests and then enter the center with stuffed Kentucky... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2017
Lexington, Kentucky
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“fishing pond” (4 reviews)
“live animals” (5 reviews)
1 Sportsmans Ln, Frankfort, KY 40601-3951
+1 502-564-7863
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Reviewed 26 October 2017

Went through Frankfort to visit the New Capitol Building and found this attraction also. The indoor and outdoor exhibits as well as the animals in their natural habitat are very nicely represented. This is great for kids as well as adults.

Thank olblu92
Reviewed 18 October 2017

First you drive past pleasant lakes and forests and then enter the center with stuffed Kentucky birds flying overhead and many realistic displays. The walking trails and overviews of wildlife is like being there in nature. The fences are protective but not noticeable and the...More

Thank bobwillcutt
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

I was in town with my husband and needed to kill some time while he was at work so I called up a long lost friend of over 20yrs and she met me. I had looked up things to do and upon asking my friend...More

Thank oboi
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

My son asked today to go to Salato. There are indoor/outdoor animals. The indoor tend to be aquatic/stuffed. Occasionally, staff brings out an animal for interaction. Outdoor animals are accessible via a wide, paved walkway. There are additional trails & a fishing pond on site.

Thank Stephannie S
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Nice place to view bison, deer, fawn, bear, bobcats, bald eagle and elk. You can spend a good afternoon viewing the open cages. There is a lake for fishing. A good place for family picnics and an education center on nature.

Reviewed 22 August 2017

Thanks to my sister, local to the area, we visited this hidden gem! Educational at a reasonable price to view and learn about local animals in their native habitat! Interesting the supporters for the habitats; Buffalo Trace supporting the buffalo exhibit :) They made it...More

Thank Martina P
Reviewed 21 August 2017

We reserved one of the shelters for a family reunion here. I was pleased that they actually had flushing toilets instead of the hole-in-the-ground or port a pots like some parks. The grounds were beautiful and well maintained. We welcomed the air conditioned nature center...More

Thank Lori S
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Family of four (2 & 4 yr old). Nice displays that the kids enjoyed inside and nice paved path outside. Spent 2 hrs and 4 yr old wanted to stay longer. We bought the family year pass before we left ($35, but they counted the...More

Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Spent a few relaxing and enjoyable hours just walking some of the nature paths as well as checking out the animals and exhibits. Recommend to everyone of any age.

Thank Barry G
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Salato Wildlife Education Center and Reserve is a great place for children and adults alike. They take great care of their animals from the bobcats to the buffalo. There is information about each insect, reptile and animal. It is funded mostly by donations so please...More

Thank SusieMac1995
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Phil W
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$4 So sorry took so long. Have not been on TripAdvisor fir months