From the lush, eastern mountains to rolling prairies-from lowland marshes to clear running streams-you''ll experience Kentucky''s diverse regional ecosystems and the wealth of fish, plants and animals that make this their home. There''s a lot to see and do. Inside, experience our Eastern Forest Diorama, get ip close to live snakes and giant turtles, learn about restored species, and wonder at native fish in large aquariums. Outside, follow our paved wheelchair accessible trails to see eagles, bison, bears and more. Visit the Dragonfly Marsh, stroll among one of several native plant gardens and habitats, or take a day hike onone of our hikingt rails. A picnic area, shelters and two fully-stocked fishing lakes add even more opportunities for learning and family fun. Fishing and hunting licenses available during normal operating hours. Hours; Tue-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 10am-5pm. Closed Sunday, Monday and state holidays. We will close for the season Dec11-Feb12.
The Salato Center is located on the grounds of the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Resources Headquarters. From I-64 at Frankfort, take exit 53B to US 127 north and travel 1.5 miles to US 60. Turn left and drive 1.7 miles west on US 60 to the entrance of the KDFWR on the right. Turn right into the complex and proceed ahead 0.5 miles to the Salato Wildlife Education Center. Please drive carefully.