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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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Greenville, South Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

Live in SC. Visiting NC for other purposes, but took a side trip to the zoo. We're seniors, but enjoyed seeing the animals and being outdoors. It's a good deal of walking, but they do have a tram inside the park to take you from one end of the park to the other (they have North America and Africa); however,... More

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Roanoke, Virginia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

It is always a great place to spend a day with all the great animals. Always clean, good food reasonably priced. We always buy the package for a sample of the other fun things to do. They had the bug exhibit this time and very nice. Also had an exhibit inside a tent near the exit which was great!

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Hillsborough, North Carolina, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

I love the NC Zoo. Each time I go it's like a totally be experience. Yesterday, I got to see the 4 lion cubs (6 wks old). Also enjoyed the chimps, mom's with babies, one riding on the mom's back and one hanging on under her mom. Could spend hours watching the large snapping turtles in the lake below the... More

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Plain City, Ohio
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61 reviews 61 reviews
18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

It's a really nice zoo and worth the time and money to see. Acreage wise it is a very large zoo and the exhibits seem to be nice sized and well kept. However, they didn't seem to have many animals. Good variety yes, but often we only found one of each animal. We found 1 black bear, 1 grizzly bear,... More

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Tempe, Arizona
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51 reviews 51 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I missed the reviews that this Zoo is a bad deal for handicapped visitors. Usually if the terrain is hilly, shuttles (LA Zoo) will assist . Or at least provide some viewing from the tram. We were already well past the place for the electric cart rental by the time we got on the tram. My husband is quite athletic... More

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Marietta
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The zoo covers a lot of ground and will probably take you longer to go through than expected. It is well-priced and that makes up for the lack of range of animals (there's only the standard African animals and those native to North America). We were disappointed the polar bear exhibit was under construction and therefore closed, but it was... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The zoo has a wide range of exhibits to entertain everyone in the family. Lots of room on site and the park is nicely laid out to get from one end to the other and see everything.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

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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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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

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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