Salato Wildlife Education Center

1 Gamefarm Rd.
Frankfort, KY 40601- Map It
Phone: (502) 564-7863

AAA Editor Notes

Salato Wildlife Education Center is off I-64 exit 53B; take US 127 1.5 mi. n. to US 60, then 1.5 mi. w. to 1 Sportsmans Ln. in the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources Headquarters Complex. The center includes indoor and outdoor exhibits focusing on Kentucky&#8217;s native fish and wildlife.</br>Indoors, a mountain stream and native foliage are settings for butterflies, rattlesnakes, raccoons and birds in the Eastern Forest diorama, while frogs and toads occupy another area. The Living Bee Tree provides a look at honeybees busily working. Other exhibits feature venomous snakes, an aquarium with native fish, and wildlife that have been successfully returned to the state.</br>Outdoors, paved accessible trails lead to natural exhibits housing such non-releasable animals as black bears, bobcats, bald eagles, elk, white-tail deer and buffalo. The Pea Ridge and HabiTrek trails wind through woods and fields and offer varying lengths of hikes. Fishing lakes are available onsite.</br>Picnicking is permitted. </br>
Indoor center $4; $2 (ages 5-18). Outdoor activities free.
Hours: Tues.-Fri. 9-5, Sat. 10-5, early Mar.-late Nov. Closed state holidays and Thanksgiving-Nov. 30. Allow 1 hour, 30 minutes minimum.