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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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Great family day trip destination

We have a family membership to the NC Zoo and go every chance we get. My kids are always happy to go see the animals and watch the feeding and demonstrations. I also love that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Concord, NC
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Concord, NC
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

We have a family membership to the NC Zoo and go every chance we get. My kids are always happy to go see the animals and watch the feeding and demonstrations. I also love that with the membership allows free or reduced admission to many other zoos and aquariums all over the country. Every time we travel as a family... More 

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Garner, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Let me start by saying I've been to several zoos around the world and the US. I think some of the negative reviews from folks must be either from older folks who can't walk well, or people who don't really know what to expect at a zoo. Yes, you have to walk. That's because the animals aren't in cages, they... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

I visited the Zoo with my grown daughter and my five year old grandson on 4/23/15 and I am very surprised at the negative reviews here. The Zoo was fantastic!! We drove over two hours to get there but it was worth the drive. The Zoo is divided into Africa and North America. The African side has lions, giraffes, elephants,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

The zoo in Ashboro is a ripoff. Entrance fee $15/each. There were very few animals and the gorilla exhibit is closed but you don't know that until you get there.

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Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Loved all the animals, was a little disappointed that the Gorilla exhibit was under construction. Dress cool though if you go in warmer temps, very humid.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Me and my family had an amazing time at the zoo. I loved all of the animals and the events they had going on which was Earth Day.. It was a lot of walking and maps were somewhat confusing. My only complaint would be not having a tour guide to see all of the exhibits. I think that's something they... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The location, hinterland and vegetation are the glorious contribution by nature . One feel awed by the overall blissful surroundings difficult to be summarized by words. The maintenance and various enclosures provide you fullest value for your time and money. I have a very high praise for averies enclosure asthetically and scientifically managed. I would love to have many more... More 

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Tempe, Arizona
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This place is huge! I have been to many zoos in my sixty+ years, but I think this zoo is even larger than the San Diego Zoo. There is a tram that shuttles between the American section and the African section of the zoo, but to see the animals in their exhibits walking is a must. Giraffes, elephants, zebras, rhinos... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Be ready to walk your legs off. I thought the tram would be beneficial to making the trek through the zoo but it does not go by any of the animals but only gets you to one end or the other and a stop in the middle. We spent more time waiting for the tram than anything else. The lines... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I took my daughter to this zoo this past Wednesday during her spring break. First of all it's in the middle of nowhere it took us almost two hours to get there. I paid $22 for the both of us (discounted rate). The first thing we did was use the restrooms which should have made me request a full refund... More 

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