FRANKFORT, Ky. Visitors have until 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, to visit the Salato Wildlife Education Center in Frankfort until the facility closes for the winter. The center will reopen March 1.

The seasonal closure allows the staff to conduct needed maintenance and upgrade 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, a bobcat, elk, deer, bison, snakes and fish. The center has numerous indoor 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.



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