Department of Fish and Wildlife
Salato Wildlife Center to close for the season this month; will reopen in March

Press Release Date:  Thursday, November 13, 2014  
Contact Information:  Laurie Davison 1-800-858-1549, ext. 4407  

FRANKFORT, Ky. Visitors have until 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26, to visit the Salato Wildlife Education Center in Frankfort before the facility closes for the winter. The center will reopen March 3.

 “This has been one of the best years in recent memory,” said Salato Center Manager Laurie Davison. “I’m looking forward to 2015 being even better!”

The winter closure allows the staff to conduct needed maintenance and upgrades on existing exhibits, assuring a quality experience for the center’s 75,000 yearly visitors.

The center features a variety of native animals, including a black bear, an eagle, bobcats, elk, deer, bison, snakes, frogs and fish. The center has numerous indoor and outdoor exhibits and miles of hiking trails open to the public.

The Salato Center is operated by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. The center is located off U.S. 60, approximately 1 ½ miles west of the U.S. 127 intersection. Look for the bronze deer statue at the entrance of the main Kentucky Fish and Wildlife campus.

Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Salato is closed on Sunday, Monday and state holidays.

Admission is $4 for adults and $2 for youth 5 to 18. Children under 5 are admitted free. The center also offers annual memberships for individuals and families.