Have you thought about Visiting OBX Lizard Land? It happens to be Spring Break right now and since tickets to popular places are difficult to get with capacity restrictions we had to do some outside the box thinking for somewhere fun to go with my 6 year old nephew. Because grandma and I were joining today at the last minute everything was sold out. So it was suggested we head to Moyock, NC and visit Lizard Land.
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I had to be honest- I had no idea what to expect. At the time of this post they don’t have a website and they do have some social media but not a ton. I’m always down for an adventure so I jumped in the car and we were on our way.
Visiting OBX Lizard Land
We missed OBX Lizard Land’s sign as we were looking at all the changes in the formerly small town of Moyock, NC. It’s close to the Virginia Line on the coast and it’s an area that is growing by leaps and bounds. After a quick U-turn we pulled into the parking lot and what was obviously a large family home at some point.
When we walked inside we were greeted by Paul, who appears to be one half of the couple who runs this fascinating business. You can immediately see aquariums everywhere filled with reptiles who are looking at you with judgey eyes the way only a reptile can.
After paying our admission fee he let us know to feel free to wander inside and check out the occupants. Once we were ready he would give us the chance to touch and hold some reptiles before we went outside to further check things out.
Someone is expecting babies soon!
We weren’t the only ones checking out our surroundings!
I loved the colors on this guy!
Someone wasn’t so sure about holding a whole snake but he could handle the tail.
This little guy was the highlight of the visit. We ALL held him. His little webbed feet and soft skin made him so much fun to play with.
Once we had experienced everything inside we headed outside. Please note if the weather is cool some of these animals will be inside- we were on a nice day so it was good.
The parrots were super cute.
Eastern box turtles- a staple in Virginia- have a nice home here. They have obviously been raised in captivity because they were super friendly!
Their newest animals- some baby Emu! Emus?
Since they want them to be friendly hand feedings are happening often!
While you won’t spend hours there it was certainly worth the price of admission for a six year old boy to see so many cool reptiles. So if you are interested in a quick trip to meet some interesting creatures check out OBX Lizard Land on Facebook!
** Disclaimer: These guys had no idea I was going to write about them because I didn’t know at the time. We got no special treatment or anything. This should be exactly the type of visit you would have! **