Serpent Safari

★★★★☆
Mon - Sat 10 am - 9 pm, Sunday 10 am - 7 pm
  • 6170 Grand Ave

    Gurnee, IL 60031

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  • 847-855-8800

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I took my family there last weekend and what a surprise, this place was amazing. I had know idea there was a place like this inside Gurnee Mills mall. The kids loved it, could not get them to leave. We even left there with a new pet lizard. I highly recommend taking a trip out there.

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I took my family there last weekend and what a surprise, this place was amazing. I had know idea there was a place like this inside Gurnee Mills mall. The kids loved it, could not get them to leave. We even left there with a new pet lizard. I highly recommend taking a trip out there.

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This is an amazing place! We had the best time holding snakes and even got our picture with a giant turtle. The reptiles are so rare especially the white albino alligator. I think we enjoyed it as much as our kids did. The tour through the zoo was fun. Our tour guide was so knowledgable and patient with all our kids questions. They said the 400 lb. snake was going to be in the Guinness Book of Records sometime soon. We'll be watching for that! So cool. We also got to see a live Nile crocodile. They were feeding her while we were on our tour. She jumped up out of the water to grab the trout. That was neat to see! The giant Anaconda was eating a large chicken when we came through. You can't believe she could swallow something so large, but she did. In fact she ate two of them while we were in the zoo. It was an unforgettable experience for our family. Very educational even for our little 3 year old. We'll be back again!

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★★★★★

This is an amazing place! We had the best time holding snakes and even got our picture with a giant turtle. The reptiles are so rare especially the white albino alligator. I think we enjoyed it as much as our kids did. The tour through the zoo was fun. Our tour guide was so knowledgable and patient with all our kids questions. They said the 400 lb. snake was going to be in the Guinness Book of Records sometime soon. We'll be watching for that! So cool. We also got to see a live Nile crocodile. They were feeding her while we were on our tour. She jumped up out of the water to grab the trout. That was neat to see! The giant Anaconda was eating a large chicken when we came through. You can't believe she could swallow something so large, but she did. In fact she ate two of them while we were in the zoo. It was an unforgettable experience for our family. Very educational even for our little 3 year old. We'll be back again!

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We had so much fun at Serpent Safari! It's a great family place! Their reptile collection is the best we've seen. They have two of the largest snakes in the world - Burmese python that is almost 400 lbs and a 350 lb. green Anaconda. The albino reptiles are so cool too! One is a 10 ft. white alligator and another one is the albino iguana. Really cool to see! We also had a birthday party here for one of my kids. They all loved it!

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We had so much fun at Serpent Safari! It's a great family place! Their reptile collection is the best we've seen. They have two of the largest snakes in the world - Burmese python that is almost 400 lbs and a 350 lb. green Anaconda. The albino reptiles are so cool too! One is a 10 ft. white alligator and another one is the albino iguana. Really cool to see! We also had a birthday party here for one of my kids. They all loved it!

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Hey there. I live in the area and go to Gurnee Mills very often and I walk past this place every time.

My friends a few months back bought me a Senegal Chameleon, which I thought was amazing, because I always though Chameleons were amazing animals.

On my birthday I received my Chameleon (Sheila) and came to the realization that I new NOTHING about her. I knew nothing of what food she ate, what her temperature needed to be, if she needed more lights, even if she is a SHE. They also sold my friends either the wrong things or never even gave them the things I NEEDED. One was bedding that says right on the package that is NOT for chameleons, also they sold them a glass tank as opposed to a screened one (Which isn't a huge issue, but even so), sold them a humidity reader but nothing to track the temp. Along with no idea where to take her if she was ill. I ended up going back to ask about her, they tried to sell me ANOTHER one, and the only book they had on chameleons spoke about the Jackon's chameleons and others that weren't related to mine.

Really? You're not selling a PUPPY. These guys need special care. And it would have been nice if they supplied even a basic care sheet for the animals they are profiting from.

Not to mention they had no clue what sex my chameleon was and it was in a cage with another one.

Point being, they had no clue what the hell they were doing, and had I been careless and treated her with less attention I could have killed her, and all because no one could even provide me or my friends with a BASIC understanding of what to do, or even a simple internet printout or a vet reference.

:[ Thank god for Google, after research I found out she eats LIVE crickets as opposed to pre packed ones, and all the proper lighting and bedding.

I also found out many if not possibly (Again not sure, I'd need to research more) But a lot of Chameleons are WILD CAUGHT, picked out form trees, packed into cages like sardines and shipped over. Most die on the way or die after arrival. Again, not ALL, but it really makes me question where they get these animals.

:[ I love my chameleon DEARLY but I'd NEVER recommend you buy from here. I mean unless you want to free them or from the constant horror of people tapping on glass.

Note: I also don't like how the animals are displayed along with the merchandise, like they're just products too, but that's just me.

That's really all I think. :[ Thanks~

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Hey there. I live in the area and go to Gurnee Mills very often and I walk past this place every time.

My friends a few months back bought me a Senegal Chameleon, which I thought was amazing, because I always though Chameleons were amazing animals.

On my birthday I received my Chameleon (Sheila) and came to the realization that I new NOTHING about her. I knew nothing of what food she ate, what her temperature needed to be, if she needed more lights, even if she is a SHE. They also sold my friends either the wrong things or never even gave them the things I NEEDED. One was bedding that says right on the package that is NOT for chameleons, also they sold them a glass tank as opposed to a screened one (Which isn't a huge issue, but even so), sold them a humidity reader but nothing to track the temp. Along with no idea where to take her if she was ill. I ended up going back to ask about her, they tried to sell me ANOTHER one, and the only book they had on chameleons spoke about the Jackon's chameleons and others that weren't related to mine.

Really? You're not selling a PUPPY. These guys need special care. And it would have been nice if they supplied even a basic care sheet for the animals they are profiting from.

Not to mention they had no clue what sex my chameleon was and it was in a cage with another one.

Point being, they had no clue what the hell they were doing, and had I been careless and treated her with less attention I could have killed her, and all because no one could even provide me or my friends with a BASIC understanding of what to do, or even a simple internet printout or a vet reference.

:[ Thank god for Google, after research I found out she eats LIVE crickets as opposed to pre packed ones, and all the proper lighting and bedding.

I also found out many if not possibly (Again not sure, I'd need to research more) But a lot of Chameleons are WILD CAUGHT, picked out form trees, packed into cages like sardines and shipped over. Most die on the way or die after arrival. Again, not ALL, but it really makes me question where they get these animals.

:[ I love my chameleon DEARLY but I'd NEVER recommend you buy from here. I mean unless you want to free them or from the constant horror of people tapping on glass.

Note: I also don't like how the animals are displayed along with the merchandise, like they're just products too, but that's just me.

That's really all I think. :[ Thanks~

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This place is so cool. We went on a tour at feeding time and were able to see all the critters eat. My daughter was able to hold a 6 foot snake and have her picture taken, The whole family enjoyed this place.

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This place is so cool. We went on a tour at feeding time and were able to see all the critters eat. My daughter was able to hold a 6 foot snake and have her picture taken, The whole family enjoyed this place.

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Serpent Safari offers you the chance to meet some of the world's largest and rarest reptiles. We had an amazing snake named "Baby" that was in Guinness World Records for nine years as the largest snake in the world. She weighed 403 lbs. and was 27 feet long! Baby lived to the ripe old age of 29 years, but her successor at Serpent Safari is a new Burmese python weighing 385 lbs. and is only 17 years old. She will beat Baby's world record very soon. Another potential record holder is "Grumpy" our alligator snapping turtle. She is over 150 years old and was alive during the Civil War. She is a 1/2 inch away from beating the world record. (Her shell is 30 1/2" in diameter and the current record is 31"). Along with these two giants, you will also meet some of the last living dinosaurs. See "Cleopatra" a 650 lb. Nile crocodile and a "Spot" a crocodile monitor lizard. Guided tours will enable you to see these creatures up close and learn how they survive (or don't survive!) in the wild.

More about Serpent Safari

Serpent Safari is a unique reptile zoo featuring the world's largest snake - 385 lbs! , rare albino alligator, Nile crocodile, albino iguana, 325 lb. Anaconda, 150 year old alligator snapping turtle & more!

 

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