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North Carolina Zoo

Address: 4401 Zoo Parkway, Asheboro, NC 27205
Phone Number: (800)-488-0444
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Ranked #2 of 15 Attractions in Asheboro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Me and my 6 & 7 year old daughters went it was cold so only the North America park was open but the animals were very active and the staff was very nice not many people there so we could just about do anything you wanted to

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Raeford, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Visited last Monday on MLK holiday. High temperature was around 57. The Arctic Fox was out. The Lions were out and moving around. Got the see the seal feeding, the baboon feeding and the Lemur feeding. So much better at this temperature when the animals (and me) are not so hot.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Being from the area, the zoo has always been a great escape for locals and people traveling just to see it. The staff are always friendly and the animals are sure to never disappoint!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I was totally amazed that this zoo had huge paddocks for their elephants and giraffes, gorrillas etc to roam in. It was like viewing them in the wild. Although the down side to this is that the elephant was quite a distance away. There are trolleys to get you around but we did find that when you make it to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This zoo is really nice! The trails were nice making for a great walk through the woods that making it feel very rustic. The animal exhibits were large and the animals were a lot of fun to watch. We spent a long time just sitting watching the lion cubs play. Great experience for a nice day out in nature!

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We went right after Christmas and it was such a perfect day!!! There was not that many people and it just made it so enjoyable. We took a ride on the tram and the driver was awesome, he was playing games with the kids and kept them entertained!!! The animals looked cared for and all living spaces were clean. No... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We love this zoo, and we have been to superior zoos elsewhere (LA, San Diego, Portland OR, Audubon Park zoo in New Orleans, National zoo in DC, Brookfield zoo in Chicago), as well as some terrible sad zoos. This is a world class zoo both in terms of the habitats and care it offers the animals, and in terms of... More 

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Kechi, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We travel a good deal and one of the things we really like to do is check out the local zoos. We have visited zoos all over the country. The NC Zoo is one of the nicer ones. The setting is awesome and the flow is easy so you don't have to do a lot of back-tracking in order to... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

The zoo is huge, but I don't know if it was the season, but there were so very few animals to watch. The highlights are the family of lions and the polar bear. Not much to see. I wonder if it is any better on spring or summer.

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Trinity, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I hate zoo's wher the animals are caged in small pens, not so this one, Big pens, big fields, & programs for rehabilitation, they also have a great locale breading program. A good walk to do it all, but very well laid out

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