The National Reptile Zoo, Gowran

4.4
#4 of 13 in Outdoors in County Kilkenny
At The National Reptile Zoo, you'll find dozens of exhibits and animals. Open year round, the zoo includes tropical walk-through habitat, animal encounter zone, outdoor & indoor picnic areas, souvenir shop, snack bar, and soft play area. It's the ideal place for keeping the entire family both educated and entertained. Go to the website to adopt an animal, take the virtual tour, and find out more. Using our world travel planner, Gowran attractions like The National Reptile Zoo can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The reptile zoo is worth a visit if you are in the area. Say 40 min drive. It has some very good displays with some interesting lizards to see .The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable.The small ...  more »
  • Always meaning to pay here a visit. This visit was following the recent fire on the premises and you could still smell the smoke in the air, maybe it was just me. Loads of wonderful animals I had only...  more »
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  • Totally brilliant 👍. Haven't been here for about three years, went for my son's birthday. Staff were hugely informative and patient. Animals were well cared for. On the way out my son was given a laminated piece of snakeskin to keep as it was his birthday - even though we had not specifically mentioned this fact - a lovely touch😊
  • A great selection of reptiles, that seem well looked after! A nice place to bring the children, although my toddler got a bit bored as she couldn't see the animals very well but she loved the soft play area. The soft play area could do with being updated as parts of it are torn in places. Definitely worth a visit!
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