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