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Salato Wildlife Education Center

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Salato Wildlife Education Center

Frankfort, Kentucky

Children viewing fish beneath the waterfall of the Living Stream exhibit.
Children viewing fish beneath the waterfall of the Living Stream exhibit.
  • Children viewing fish beneath the waterfall of the Living Stream exhibit.
  • The Salato Wildlife Education Center.
  • Whitetail deer fawn in the Deer and Turkey exhibit.
  • An American black bear is just one of many animals on exhibit outside!
  • Native wildflowers attract birds and other wildlife for viewing.
  • One of two resident bobcats on exhibit.
  • American bald eagle
  • Two picnic shelters with grills are available for rental, and several open-air picnic tables may be used free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Two fully stocked fishing lakes are open to the public from dawn to dusk, year-round. Licenses are required for anglers aged 16 and above and may be purchased at the Center.
  • Play telescopes in the Deciduous Forest exhibit encourage kids to observe nature more closely.

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.

  • - Bus Parking
  • - Handicapped Access
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#1 Sportsman's Lane
Frankfort, KY 40601

Region: Bluegrass Region
Phone: 502-564-7863
Alt Phone: 502-564-7863
Fax: 502-564-2179
Toll Free US: 800-858-1549
Website: fw.ky.gov/Education/...
Email: laurie.davison@ky.go...
Booking Website: fw.ky.gov/Educa...
Booking Email: salato@ky.gov

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