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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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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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The zoo snooze is highly recommended!

Our Cub Scout troop was lucky enough to do the zoo snooze. If you have this opportunity I highly recommend!! There were lots of activities, a walk through the park at night with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Our Cub Scout troop was lucky enough to do the zoo snooze. If you have this opportunity I highly recommend!! There were lots of activities, a walk through the park at night with lots of natural science. The staff were great and I can't recommend this enough,

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Canton, Ohio
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

What a great zoo! This place is huge and has tons of animals. I recommend taking a whole day to visit the zoo. Plan to walk a lot and wear cool clothing. Because the zoo uses so much land there's more walking than some other zoos, but that's also what makes it so cool.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I brought my wife and years ago & toured the zoo & then later on with my daughter when she came along & we have enjoyed it . we became members of the zoo & visit as often as possible , don't miss out if your anywhere in the area & be prepared to walk & stay awhile !!!!

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Aberdeen, North Carolina, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I loved the North Carolina zoo. As soon as you walk in the polar bears greet you. Pushing off the glass windows underneath. So you can watch them unde water

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

Very spacious zoo! The animals have large habitats. The zoo is very clean. Be prepared to walk 1.5 miles with lots of hills. You are able to get very close to the animals in the exhibits.

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Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This is a great zoo! We went yesterday for the first time with 3 small children and it was an amazing experience! We followed the advice on the website and got there before the gates opened and took the tram to the other side of the park so we didn't do any backtracking. There is a lot of walking involved... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Didn't feel like a zoo...loved all the trees and the natural surroundings. Super pretty enclosures with great sight lines. Be prepared for a good healthy walk !!

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Erwin, Tennessee
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This zoo is wonderful. You must visit at least once. The animals are living in exhibits that closely resemble their natural habitat, at times this may make your view of them difficult. There are plenty of viewing areas for the large animals so you may need to move to the other viewing areas. My family and I loved the wonderful... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This is my second time out in 6 months. I enjoy the exhibits. Be prepared for a walk. Morning is best if you want to beat the heat and the crowd. I was disappointed that tge Pilar bears where not out for viewing since that section was closed last time for renovation.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This is my 4th visit to the zoo in the last two years. EVERY visit, I would estimate 1/3 - 1/2 of the exhibits are closed for some reason and/or the animals aren't even out. I'm tired of paying $12-15 and barely seeing anything. Get it together!

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