1. David G

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    We were driving from NJ to OH and made the detour to the zoo. The facility was clean and comfortable. We are big fan’s of reptiles and have 3 kids from 6-9 yrs old who had a wonderful time. The staff was amazing in their knowledge and shared a ton of time with the kids. They answered questions and brought out multiple reptiles to be touched. We observed multiple feedings done with a variety of reptiles including turtles, and both venomous and non-venomous snakes. The venom show was a treat to witness so many reptiles presented without enclosures, a first for us. The Cobra hooded up and hissing was particularly impressive. We spent 3 1/2 hours which included 2 shows and watching the feedings. The interaction is significantly more intimate and informative than typical zoo’s experiences. It could be done in 1/2 the amount time without the feedings.

  2. Mallory Foor

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    This place is awesome, especially if you’re a reptile enthusiast! Well taken care of animals, and the staff is super helpful and friendly. Definitely recommend!

  3. Chyene Fry

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    I think it’s expensive for only a hour worth of fun. Cool exhibits but not to many.

  4. Max Rempel

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    Approaching Reptiland located in rural area, it was hard to guess how wonderfully clean and intelligent it is! As biological scientists we found exciting to see not only that there is a good collection of reptiles and amphibians, but also that they are healthy and surprisingly very active and alert. In addition to the exhibition, there was a nice introductory movie in a nice auditorium followed by live demonstration of a 1.5 foot alligator and 5 feet boa constrictor. Emu were eager to communicate and ate pelleted food from hands. Huge 3.5 ft diameter turtles walked around with grace. I took macro photographs of butterflies in the butterfly garden. Children were fascinated with snakes, frogs, crocodiles and Comodo dragoness. The facility is well kept, quality comparable to best aquariums and museums in large cities. The food in Reptiland cafe was excellent. The size of the zoo is moderate, enough for about 2-4 hour visit combined with a lunch. Prices were about 11$ per person.

  5. A Google User

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    I spent most of the day at Reptiland, and while it was clean, filled with many animals and fairly priced, I was very shocked and saddened by the ignorance and lack of empathy I experienced regarding my special needs little boy. My young son has Autism, and one of the many intervention tools that we utilize is the help of a service dog ( who also happens to be one of his best friends) . Nothing was said about our bringing Natalie into the park, and all the employees seemed friendly and helpful until we entered the cafe for lunch. It was then as we were standing in line to pay for our meals that a very irate and confrontational woman approached us telling us in a very loud voice that we could not have our service animal in this area. I replied very calmly that we were allowed to have Natalie anywhere the public was allowed to go, however, the woman continued that she was certain we were not allowed to have the dog in the cafe. After she stated what she felt were facts, she then rudely turned around and informed us she would be “checking into this”. I offered to let her see Natalie’s tags that clearly state the PA state law regarding service animals, but she refused, again insisting we were wrong to have Nat there . I was very embarrassed and upset over having someone publicly single out my child’s Autism in a crowd of strangers. I also felt bad for my son as he was very uncomfortable with the confrontation and needed to leave the cafe in order to “regroup”. I have no problem with people politely and discretely asking questions about Natalie and the services she provides, but to stomp over and assert that Nat was not allowed to be there in a very confrontational manner, was very over the line. And you might be interested(as i was) to know who this very misinformed woman was, it turned out to be the daughter in law of Clyde Peeling himself! That was very disturbing to me that someone who must work often with the public has no tact or empathy (or even accurate info regarding service animals rights) . I was equally disturbed that even after expressing my concerns to another manager, no action was taken to remedy the situation. In fact I did not see either manager for rest of our visit! and, it was a very sincere young girl working at the gift shop that offered an apology ( as Clyde Peelings daughter in law had been so loud that even the gift shop employees overheard what took place). As you can imagine it is hard to give a fair review of the zoo with the bad taste of that experience in my mouth, but I will say that it was very clean and well kept, the butterfly house was lots of fun, we saw a fantastic show on snakes, and my little boy thought it was great that they fed the snakes right in front of him. However, in the future I will not go back, i can’t spend my money in a place that tolerates negative attitudes towards people with different abilities, and the services they may need to help them.