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Zootastic Park

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Address: 385 Ostwalt Amity Rd, Troutman, NC 28166-8789
Phone Number:
+1 704-245-6446
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

A visit to Zootastic Park is a trip to the zoo that’s both fun and...

A visit to Zootastic Park is a trip to the zoo that’s both fun and educational. It’s a perfect setting for a family fun day or for large groups, like school groups or summer camps. The park offers something exciting for the kid in all of us.

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Great Christmas fun for kids and adults

Zotastic always woks hard to make a fun night at Christmas. The drive-through light show matches any in the area. And at the end of the road, you get to tour Zootastic at night... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2017
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29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first visit to this animal/ zoo park. The animals were friendly and would come up to us to be fed. I had a short encounter with a wolf pup. I intend to return again to take advantage of the other encounters with baby animals.

Thank Susan H
Charlotte, NC
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32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been here twice. They have a lot of different animals to see. If you've been to Lazy 5 Ranch, it's similar but they have carnivores here (lions, tigers, hyenas, bears, etc.) The problem for me is that, unlike Lazy 5 Ranch, the animals don't have much room to move around (meaning the carnivores). I realize you can't just let... More 

Thank OnAPermanentVacation
Glenside, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

I was very disappointed and disturbed by the conditions that the animals are living in at this "zoo". Cages for some animals are very small and lack the basic setup to stimulate them. There is a wagon ride driven by a tractor that provides an animal encounter, which was fun for young children. The tractor stops to allow time to... More 

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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Zotastic always woks hard to make a fun night at Christmas. The drive-through light show matches any in the area. And at the end of the road, you get to tour Zootastic at night! Get your silly Santa pictures in a sleigh, with Santa and a tiger. They have many big cats, as well as some other animals to see.... More 

1 Thank Bushdoctor
Beckley, West Virginia
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89 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

My wife and I decided to go here to see how it was and if it was something the kids would like. It was a little cool, but there were a lot of animals. You can buy cups of feed to give the animals. The giraffes were sticking their head out of the barn window which was cool. Mostly level... More 

Thank Tank002
Mount Airy, North Carolina
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52 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

This is a nice place for a family outing with kids. My kids loved seeing the animals and enjoyed the hands on experience you can have with the animals. They have a nice playground and large gift shop. Definitely stop in if you are in the area.

Thank Erika H
Concord, North Carolina
1 review
Reviewed 27 February 2017

My daughter had her 7th birthday party at Zootastic yesterday and I could not wait to sing praises! The whole experience was seamless from our arrival to our departure. The staff could not have been more friendly and accommodating. The park was clean and all the animals were easy to view. The kids really enjoyed the Zookeeper experience we had... More 

Thank emilyrd08
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53 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Took grandkids and they loved it. The wagon ride was fun and had a great guide. They really loved being able to really get up close to the giraffe.

Thank Dixie M
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

My son (25) took a group of us here for Christmas and I was having a wonderful time. Being from San Diego I was amazed at the variety of magnificent animals and more importantly how close you could be to observe them. THEN, it was time for our behind the scenes animal encounter which was truly one of the top... More 

1 Thank mccmrs
Fleetwood, North Carolina
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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Our kids had a blast at the zoo. However, there were some things going on with some of the animals which were a little concerning. The big cats were clearly very stressed out and pacing in the enclosures and one of the giraffes were bleeding. The grounds were also in need of some major tlc. Ticket prices were cheap compared... More 

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