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North Carolina Zoo

4401 Zoo Parkway, Asheboro, NC 27203
(800)-488-0444
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Ranked #1 of 9 attractions in Asheboro
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Zoos
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Roanoke, Virginia
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103 reviews 103 reviews
53 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Giant zoo makes a great place to spend a full day, especially with kids and especially in pleasant spring or fall weather--70-ish degrees F and overcast will make wonderful zoo weather. Animals include bison, polar bears, giraffes, elephants, alligators. Arrive early and start on Africa side (as the day warms, these animals may be harder to spot). For adults, the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Love to go here with my family. Prepare for all day trip. The trams can be slow during the week and off-season but the exhibits are nice. Check out the feedings at Rocky Coast.

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Asheboro, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Having visited many zoos, the NC Zoo stands near the top. With large habitats and open areas, it certainly provides animals the space they need and visitors the opportunity to see the animals in a setting void of the standard cage areas that can be typical of many zoos.

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Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina
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107 reviews 107 reviews
54 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

So many animal to see. My favorite are the gorillas! There is a lot of walking, this is a big zoo. There are many places to eat or get a snack or ice cream. They have lots of playgrounds all around for the kids. Definitely recommend this zoo. Fun for everyone.

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Henderson, North Carolina
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68 reviews 68 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Easy to stroll around and see the animals. Than hop a tram and get back to where you parked. It does have a lot of hills so beware.

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Lenoir, North Carolina, United States
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We stopped on our way home from the beach. A lot of exhibits were closed, and the animals appeared much dirtier than before. My spouse, who is terminally ill, was almost knocked over 3 times by unsupervised children with school groups- and one kicked his cane out from under him to get him to move. There should be a rule... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We had a great time seeing all of the animals. Park was clean and easy to navigate. It took us 3 hours to walk through all of the exhibits, but I imagine it would take longer with children. Admission is quite reasonable, so it's a great activity if you are on a budget. We will be sure to visit again!

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Dayton, Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

There was a lot of walking which was great; it was a beautiful day. However, there were way too many (in my opinion) exhibits closed and one tram out of service. The admission price should be discounted for 'off-season' or this many closures.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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31 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We visited during a warm weekend in March – still it seems as if it was ‘off season’ for the zoo as many exhibitions were closed (to be fair, the zoo does write in their web site that many animals are less visible during the winter (due to low temperatures); but I’m talking about actual closed exhibitions – there were... More

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Raleigh, NC
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

I love this zoo. It is one of the few zoos I've been to where I don't feel depressed about the welfare of the animals when I leave. I would recommend that anyone visiting bring comfortable walking shoes (because there will be lots of walking). The enclosures are designed for the welfare of the animals, so the animals tend to... More

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