We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Cape Fear Serpentarium

Certificate of Excellence
Other
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 20 Orange Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone Number: +1 910-762-1669
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 348 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 179
    Excellent
  • 109
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
An off-beat, interesting way to spend a couple hours

Cool snakes, easy to see, learned more about lots of snakes than I thought I ever would! It was a little stuffy, could use better ventilation, but we (4 of us) all enjoyed it.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Annie O
,
Califon, New Jersey

Similar Things to Do in Wilmington

Add Photo Write a Review

348 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 346: English reviews
Califon, New Jersey
Level Contributor
13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Cool snakes, easy to see, learned more about lots of snakes than I thought I ever would! It was a little stuffy, could use better ventilation, but we (4 of us) all enjoyed it.

Helpful?
Thank Annie O
New York
Level Contributor
43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a very interesting experience. Kids and adults will enjoy seeing the variety of reptiles up close.

Helpful?
Thank jahnaynay
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was amazing!!! Every saturday @ 3pm they feed the reptiles RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU!! And not only that, the guy feeding them knows his stuff and all about the animals and is telling you all about them while he is feeding them.

Helpful?
Thank Chris E
Lantana, Florida
Level Contributor
22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

I love reptiles and would love to see these. The entrance price is way to steep to take my family (wife, 2 daughters, 3 grandchildren).

Helpful?
Thank PaulOxente
Level Contributor
47 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Went on a rainy day and was lots of fun. Good central location being Down Town. They have two floors worth of snakes. Some were pretty active moving around their aquariums. If you go, grab a visitors magazine before because inside is a coupon to pet a snake for free! They also have alligators, turtles and some birds.

Helpful?
Thank James K
Level Contributor
11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

I come here every time i am in the area. I love reptiles and enjoying seeing everything. They have alligators, turtles, snakes and a few other reptiles.

Helpful?
Thank Jennifer G
Hudson
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I have been to the Serpentarium many times in the past. Now it is my husband and boys who go. It is on their too do list. Must admit is a remarkable experience with the rarest of rare and some of the most venomous snakes in the world. There are also remarkable parrots and a few alligators. Totally safe, nothing... More 

Helpful?
Thank Mary W
Wilmington, North Carolina
Level Contributor
54 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

To get out of a particularly hot, humid afternoon, we decided to try out this attraction. No one in the group was very overly fond of snakes but these are not your everyday snakes. Exotic, colorful and the extremely dangerous. There are also reptiles, surprisingly large alligators and an ancient tortoise in a much too small enclosure. However, most of... More 

Helpful?
Thank mysteryfan4
Pembroke, Canada
Level Contributor
41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

We dared to venture here, though none of us are fond of snakes. It was cool to see so many different types of snakes. The price was reasonable, though a rate for toddlers would have been nice

Helpful?
Thank K J
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Level Contributor
57 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

The Cape Fear Serpentarium is a must see for anyone visiting Downtown Wilmington. There is a vast array of venomous and non venomous snakes, crocs, turtles, & macaws. The overall feel of this place is just amazing. Highly recommend to any and all.

Helpful?
Thank aaron l

Travellers who viewed Cape Fear Serpentarium also viewed

Wilmington, North Carolina Coast
Wilmington, North Carolina Coast
 
Wilmington, North Carolina Coast
Wilmington, North Carolina Coast
 

Been to Cape Fear Serpentarium? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Cape Fear Serpentarium and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
over a year ago
over a year ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Cape Fear Serpentarium staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?