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North Carolina Zoo

4401 Zoo Parkway, Asheboro, NC 27203
(800)-488-0444
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Ranked #2 of 14 Attractions in Asheboro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Zoos
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Prepare to spend the entire day. There are two sections of the zoo. The North American and the African section. Each section takes about 3 hours to thoroughly explore. The only exhibit that was closed on our visit was the polar bear habitat. A wide variety of animals to be found in both sections. The down side. Pack your own... More

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Jacksonville, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I grew up in Northeastern Ohio so I frequented the Cleveland Zoo & the Pittsburgh Zoo all of my life, both zoo's are well funded and world class. The Asheboro Zoo is just ok. I don't know of any other zoo around the surrounding areas that can compare so it was a great family day. If you don't have another... More

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Winston-Salem, NC
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

My wife loves animals, and decided a trip to the NC zoo was just the thing to celebrate her birthday. So we got together with the grandchildren and had our zoo outing. The zoo is in a beautiful wooded setting near Asheboro, NC and it's clear they put a lot of thought and planning into this facillity. There are play... More

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Mooresville, North Carolina
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

My mother-in-law has Alzheimer's. It's often difficult to find places to take her that are enjoyable, handicap accessible, and cost effective. Mom has always loved nature and animals - something she's never forgot! We are now making memories for us, as she forgets so quickly. Our trip to the NC Zoo is one that will stay with us for years... More

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Lima, Ohio, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Great Day even with rain. The Zoo is long, but has shuttles between each end. Great natural habitats for the animals. It is hilly and would recommend strollers for the younger ones. Our 5 year old was in and out of it when the length and hills got to him. A lot of trees and shade, very peaceful and removed... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We drove from Chapel Hill NC to visit the zoo with our daughters, who are 4 and 6. It was a warm day, but not terrible for NC summer - around 90 for a high. The amount of walking was insane for our four-year-old and I really wish I had brought a stroller for her. We go on 1-2 mile... More

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Asheboro, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My granddaughter loves to go to the NC Zoo, so I gave her a gift package for her birthday last year, she is 5 year old.

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Ramseur, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

One of the largest in acreage in the US, the NC zoo animals are in natural habitat settings. Presently two separate areas are available - North America and Africa. They are enlarging several areas, setting up for possible future breeding groups. Two groups of gorillas, with two 2-yr old males, new baby chimps, 4 baby lion cubs, young mountain lions.... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Nice to spend the day. BUT the exhibits are too far apart and there is a lot of walking and much of it is uphill. It was a hot day when my family went. Might have enjoyed it better in the fall.Seen more animals and exhibits at other zoos.

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Pikeville, North Carolina
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18 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My wife and I went over the weekend and had an absolute blast. The park is huge but very clean and well maintained. There's plenty to see and is great for all ages. Make sure to bring good walking shoes and sunscreen because u will need both. Also get there early or u will never see it all before it... More

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