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North Carolina Zoo

4401 Zoo Parkway, Asheboro, NC 27203
(800)-488-0444
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Ranked #2 of 13 attractions in Asheboro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Zoos
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Lewisville, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

This was the second trip I made to this zoo. There is plenty of space between exhibits which makes for a lot of walking. I did like this aspect and there are lots of trees which provided plenty of shade while walking. Depending on the time of day that you arrive at each exhibit you may not see the animal... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

At one time in the 1990s, this zoo was considered one of the best in the U.S, if not the world. The concept of natural-like habitats for the animals, indoor pavilions, and broad, free-roaming plains was ground-breaking and innovative. Apparently, it is quite rare for a state government to take on the challenge of running and funding its own zoological... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This is a different zoo, as most of the animals are not encaged, but free to roam in there specific "habitats". We have been twice, with and without our kids. There is a lot of walking, but it is certainly not a boring walk. There are zoo staff members around everywhere to assist in any way they can, and teach... More

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Lafayette, Louisiana, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

On a road trip with my two adult daughters, we spent a day here, and it was awesome! We all love animals, but zoo trips were difficult for me when my girls were small because I hated the "concrete jungle" feel. None of that here, as the animal habitats are spacious and mostly free of barriers. We hiked both North... More

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Banner Elk, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

My husband and I came here for our third anniversary, we parked in the North America side, got the fun tickets (found out that our tickets we got yesterday, the fun tickets if we don't use them, they are good til October, we may go back in September) We waited on the bus to take us to the African side,... More

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Rocky Mount
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

This place is so much more than a zoo, it really feels like you are in the countries. Lot of walking but enjoyable. Great price, we got the fun package. The carousel, rio 4d, and bugs adventure, all was worth it. Will come back every year with the family.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Took my two children to the zoo for an end of summer day trip. Kids loved it. Had to go see the Bugs exhibit. First time going to the KidZone. My kids loved it. If you take your kids, make sure to bring a change of clothes if they decide to go creek stomping or make "food" in the Mud... More

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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54 reviews 54 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The hubby & I decided to do both tracks & only later found it totals about 5 miles of up& downhills and steps, etc. We loved it! That said we wish we had known how tiring it would be so we could have split it into two days, as we decided at the end. Or maybe when it was cooler,... More

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Raleigh
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

is in North Carolina and we visit it several times a year. It is easy to get around and because animals have a lot of space to roam around you almost need binoculars to see them. It feels like you're observing them in their natural habitat. The staff is knowledgeable and willing to answer any questions you may have. It... More

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Waynesville
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56 reviews 56 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The zoo was wonderful experience. It is a long walk through, but there are shuttles and most of the path is shaded. Nice exhibits.

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