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North Carolina Zoo

Address: 4401 Zoo Parkway, Asheboro, NC 27203
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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Trinity, North Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

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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Nashville, Tennessee
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30 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Very nice zoo hidden back in the trees. Be prepared to walk! Very large zoo. Has two distinct areas. North America and Africa.

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Orlando, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

This zoo is HUGE. We had a person with a wheelchair and it was a 9 dollar rental. 25 for electric. And if you plan on doing the entire zoo, pay for the electric one! Definitely worth the extra money.

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Dublin, Ireland
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8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I was not expecting it to be so big but the animals live happily in large enclosures with the food and water strategically placed beside the viewing platforms - the hot North Carolina weather makes the African animals look very much at home. I wonder where they go during the cold Carolina winters ???

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Asheboro, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The North Carolina Zoo is a wonderful place. There are many things to see. When we were there we saw baby baboons, gorilla, and lions. It is amazing to see baby animals at a zoo! Even though we were there in fall it was not cold and the animals were out. You can ride the tram or walk. The zoo... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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72 reviews 72 reviews
10 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro is a sprawling property broken up into two areas of animals. North America and Africa. It is a long walk uphill from either entrance to the Bison viewing area then all down hill from there. The Africa exhibits are especially interesting. The white rhino and elephant enclosure is massive. The lion exhibit included a... More 

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Pelham, North Carolina
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The NC Zoo is a great zoo that is very easy for a family to enjoy a great time for fun and learning. I would say that any time of the year is a great time of the year.

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West End, North Carolina
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44 reviews 44 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

This is a zoo you can easily spend all day at. Scenery is expansive, the animals are interesting and there are people things to do. The lion cubs are growing very fast. Ride the shuttle. Have a good meal there.

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Pamplico, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

This was our first time there. There was a lot of walking, but there was a lot to see. Even being exhausted we had a great time! It took almost all day to actually enjoy the whole zoo. They have a North American side and an African side. They have comfortable trams that will take you from one side to... More 

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Efland, North Carolina, United States
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69 reviews 69 reviews
29 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We have been here several times and I truly believe this is one of the best zoos around. Coming from NY I was always partial to the Bronx Zoo but I will say this zoo is not lacking in comparison. They have several baby animals and have zoo keepers that are friendly and willing to share information about the animals.... More 

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