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North Carolina Zoo

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Address: 4401 Zoo Parkway, Asheboro, NC 27205
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Fun & educational with so many "hidden" gems!

My family usually purchases a membership because we will visit the zoo frequently, and also some attractions in NC that will be free or at a reduced cost with the membership... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
T D
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Asheboro, North Carolina
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Asheboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My family usually purchases a membership because we will visit the zoo frequently, and also some attractions in NC that will be free or at a reduced cost with the membership. (One of the "hidden" gems.") The NC Zoo offers some of the best animal exhibits, which are true to the animals' natural habitat. The animals are often close enough... More 

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The zoo is really divided in two sections; North America and Africa. The North American section has a renovated polar bear exhibit that is one of the best in the country. They also exhibit seals, river otters, black bears, red wolves, cougars, etc. The African section has a huge savanna area that show white rhinos and many antelope species. The... More 

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Sandusky,
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I recommend you become a member. The membership can be used at the aquarium and other zoos around the country as well.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely stunning natural habitat zoo. Lots and lots of lots of walking though. They do have a tram but it only stops at two different locations throughout the zoo. There is a neat little playground area for the kids. They have a beautiful lake, swamp area, African safari area, mountainous area, polar bears and sea lions... just about every type... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love visiting the NC Zoo. Our zoo is ranked in the top 10 and it should be. My advice is to break your visit into 2 days. North America one day and Africa the next day. The tram is great and saves you from much walking,

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Mountain City
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were a group of 8, perfect day, perfect weather, perfect place. We didn't have to rush, enjoyed our time there, lots of things to see, Everyone has a special animal they spent time viewing. Not overly expensive. We did bring a lunch to eat in a nearby park, not only to save money, but some had dietary issues or... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fewer crowds after Christmas made for visit to North America section of park a delight. Despite limited food and concessions, the service and quality was not diminished. We grabbed some freshly made sandwiches immediately after entering park and enjoyed them at the well designed and placed picnic/playground. Nearby Polar bear, seals and puffins were all a treat and excited my... More 

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Wilson, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided two days after Christmas to take a day trip to the zoo. We live about 2 hours away and it was well worth the $15.00 a person (adult) to get in. We walked a lot but the tram is available to get to some areas.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We'll where to begin the tickets we're a great price. This was just a midsummer trip with the kids to get out of the house and see the animals. To our surprise we ended up seeing about five animals and half of those were from a distance. It was cool to see the giraffes up close but that was the... More 

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Thank E M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a great day at the zoo. Staff is friendly and the zoo is huge. Definitely be prepared to walk. Our visit was made even better by the low number of crowds and amazing weather.

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