Department of Fish and Wildlife
Kentucky Questing comes to the Salato Wildlife Education Center
Kentucky Questing is a new program designed to get all Kentuckians outdoors. A growing body of research indicates that everyone is healthier if they spend time outdoors every day. Quests are essentially outdoor scavenger hunts – they also teach kids about the wonders of nature around them.
Visitors can now enjoy a questing adventure at the Salato Wildlife Education Center in Frankfort. Salato's Quest, "Take a Walk on the Wild Side," is part of a larger, statewide effort that brings together federal and state agencies, state parks, historical sites, extension agents, tourism groups and other organization to sponsor new quests at different locations across the state. The new program is free and requires no equipment.
The Salato Center Quest takes visitors on a tour of the animal exhibits and provides fascinating wildlife tidbits along the way.
You can download Salato’s Quest online at fw.ky.gov. For more information about quests across the state, go to online kentuckyquesting.ky.gov, or visit EEinKentucky.org on the Internet for more information about environmental education.
The Salato Center has a variety of native animals for the public to see, including a black bear, an eagle, bobcats, elk, deer, bison, snakes and fish. The center has numerous indoor exhibits and miles of hiking trails open to the public. Fishing is available at two lakes. While some programs may require a registration fee, general admission to the Salato Center is free.
For more information, call 1-800-858-1549, ext. 4445. Learn more about upcoming events at the Salato Center on the Internet at fw.ky.gov. The Salato Center, operated by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, is located at the department’s headquarters on U.S. 60 in Frankfort, 1.5 miles west of U.S. 127. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. The center is closed Sundays, Mondays and state holidays.