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North Carolina Zoo

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4401 Zoo Parkway, Asheboro, NC 27205-1425
+1 800-488-0444
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Great outing for the family. Be prepared to spend the entire day and have on good walking shoes... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2016
Raleigh, North Carolina
via mobile
Nice visit to zoo

My husband and visited this zoo and had a nice time. Very large zoo with all types of animals. Lot... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2016
Michael B
Efland, North Carolina
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4401 Zoo Parkway, Asheboro, NC 27205-1425
+1 800-488-0444
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Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Great outing for the family. Be prepared to spend the entire day and have on good walking shoes! The African side is shaded the North American side is mostly not shaded. Bring a picnic lunch--prices there are pricey.

Thank shf13
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

My husband and visited this zoo and had a nice time. Very large zoo with all types of animals. Lot of walking but they have trams. Also have areas where u can cool off that have AC. Lots of shade to. Great for children!!

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

You definitely need to wear good walking shoes. Go on a cloudy day during the summer. It was cloudy Saturday when we went so it wasn't uncomfortable. Of course there are lots of children running around and parents with strollers. If any of those things...More

Thank Jane G
Reviewed 27 June 2016

This is a walking zoo lots of up hills. They have a new Antelope area that is huge there's elephants there as well. Some areas were closed up. The trams run well. It's reasonably priced. The only area that I see that needs cleaning is...More

Thank 4dealchic
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Tasteless, cold cheeseburger, I am amazed this is meant to be high quality beef. Food is likely to get cold since the drinks are served to you by the staff AFTER you have picked up your hot food, and the wait is long. They really...More

2  Thank June K
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

It's been about two years since I was at the zoo. It was raining and as it turned out this was a great day to visit, not as many people. The zoo is doing a great job adding new stuff😎 I love this place, they...More

Thank bossdog56
Reviewed 27 June 2016

This zoo is big, wear good walking shoes! The animals have alto of space to roam. It is shady. It is not commercial like many other zoos. A perfect place to see wildlife, inexpensive. The staff is welcoming. Definitely a place we will go again.

Thank boconogo
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Love this zoo, one of the best we have ever visited. The polar bear is the top attraction in my opinion, but love all the animals there.

Thank Twila C
Reviewed 27 June 2016

If you are looking for a fun place to spend the day, this is a great place to spend the day. This zoo is very nice and has lots of trees so you can find shade on a hot summer day. The animal exhibits are...More

Thank Lisa R
Reviewed 26 June 2016

I went to this zoo seven years ago with my mom and thought it was great. Took my husband and baby girl this June and thought it was even better. It is such a clean zoo, the animal areas are kept so much cleaner than...More

Thank red0110
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Ionela B
19 November 2017|
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Response from Bill M | Reviewed this property |
No penguins but the area which has the polar bear has several viewing vantage points and the bear seems to be animated by the crowds; very nicely done habitat suggestive of where you would expect to see polar bears. No... More
Ionela B
19 November 2017|
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Response from Danny W | Reviewed this property |
if I'm not mistaken, there are penguins and puffins in there own attraction on the North American side of the zoo.
Renee C
31 August 2017|
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Response from MeandBabyBlue | Reviewed this property |
I did not check out the situation for wheelchair assessability, but I do know that there are free trams, buses and shuttles around the zoo, and to the parking lots. There is a hop on site near each entrance, and one more... More