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North Carolina Zoo

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Address: 4401 Zoo Parkway, Asheboro, NC 27205
Phone Number: (800)-488-0444
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This zoo was huge. Walking at a steady pace still took us all day to see everything. We got there at 9 and left at 5. The bathrooms were clean and stocked. The prices at the gift... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Lumberton, North Carolina
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Charlotte, NC
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

A nice zoo but so large that it's good that the zoo provided shuttles. Most animals in the afternoon were inactive. The Gorilla and monkeys were the most active. The zookeepers did attract the elephants up close to the visitors. I'd go again!

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Lumberton, North Carolina
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This zoo was huge. Walking at a steady pace still took us all day to see everything. We got there at 9 and left at 5. The bathrooms were clean and stocked. The prices at the gift shops and food stands were what I expected. A little pricey but it's not shocking. I really enjoyed this zoo. If I could... More 

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Williston, Vermont
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

All the reviews cautioned to wear comfortable shoes. So glad I did. This is a great zoo. Reminded me of Disney

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This zoo is very spread out. Its was good but was disappointed more than I would like to write about for the lack of animals in the exhibits we approached. They were very far away, or not there for various reasons. This zoo has a impressive dinosaur exhibit. Fantastic reptile exhibit. Plan on walking alot to see "some" animals.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This zoo really impressed me. The animals have so much space in which to live and move, and the exhibits are beautifully designed and landscaped. There is plenty to see, so definitely allow an entire day to enjoy walking around. Highly recommended for animal lovers.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This is a great zoo that has plenty of room for the animals to roam. The exhibits are very nice and very clean. It's a very large zoo so pack some comfortable shoes or a motorized scooter!

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Leland, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This is a FANTASTIC zoo! Great layout and the animals are in excellent shape. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes as the trail system is almost five miles ONE-WAY. You can start at one end (I recommend the African entrance as if you start from the American end, you'll be too tired to walk the safari loop where the... More 

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I was there on a rather warm day, but there is plenty of shade. The animal exhibits are very well done. The grounds are well kept and the staff is friendly. Well worth the trip !!

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High Point, North Carolina
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

We get a membership for the NC Zoo and the NC aquariums each year and love every visit. This visit the polar bear was a little shy, but I think that's because it was so hot. As always though, our visit was great. We always enjoy our family times at the zoo and try to go every chance we get.... More 

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Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We had promised our grandson a trip to the zoo before school resumed in a couple of weeks. Unfortunately the best time for our visit was just a couple of days after severe storms caused extensive damage throughout the zoo. The African half of the zoo was closed for about a week. The North American half remained open but the... More 

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