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Tregembo Animal Park

5811 Carolina Beach Road, Wilmington, NC 28412
910.392.3604
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Ranked #36 of 39 Attractions in Wilmington
Type: Zoos
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Miami, Florida, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The animals are not very well taken care of, cages are to small, most have no shelter. Animals are depressed over heated, terrible conditions. Unless you want to leave sad and depressed DO NOT GO. STAY AWAY!!!!!!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Not sure how I felt about this place. The animals in general appeared to be well kept and happy but the cages were pretty small. Some pretty neat animals and displays and some that made you scratch your head. It's larger than it appears from the road. Online it said the last tickets were sold at 4 and we arrived... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

The size of the cages of the animals were downright preposterous. Horrible conditions, side-of-the-Highway, cheap attraction. Bad pricing for such a horribly put together establishment. 0/10 do not reccomend

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Boiling Springs, PA
2 reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We recently took our 6 year old grandson to Tregembo Zoo. It had been raining but had stopped so we took a chance. We walked into the zoo and 15 minutes later, the heavens let loose. We were soaked. There was lightning and thunder; It was awful. We had to take cover in the rest rooms. We went back into... More

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Wade, North Carolina
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I LOVE animals and the outdoors. I was so happy to find this zoo. The first indication that something was not quite right was the fact that I was given no receipt for the admission.... the cashier refused to give me one saying "it will mess up my machine to tear off the tape" That seemed VERY odd. We went... More

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Leland, North Carolina
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179 reviews 179 reviews
36 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

After going by this spot many times, and thinking it looked sketchy, a friend mentioned how nice it really is, once inside. It's larger than I expected, and the animals looked well cared for. While certainly not in the fanciest of surroundings ( some really should have more room to roam), they are not in little cages. There are bags... More

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Roxboro
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

My son loves seeing animals, especially up close. We have passed by this place several times but finally decided to stop this past weekend. We enjoyed being able to see the animals up close and feed some of them peanuts or corn. It's not a very big place and from what I hear, the animals were all born in captivity,... More

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I took my four grandchildren last week. Everyone was very nice but the animals looked really sad. Ok, I know that sound odd but they did. Most habitats didn't have water we could see. The zoo area for the animals was way too small. The lion and giraffe were alone. Can you imagine spending your life in a cage, alone?... More

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Wilmington, North Carolina
2 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

A while ago there were picketers on site. Too bad they did not block the entry door and the entire driveway. I cannot drive past this sorry, sad, pathetic place without crying and I live here. It is a constant heartache. I cannot understand why the State of North Carolina does not shut them down. They must be heartless!

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

What do you expect from a roadside zoo. While I;m sure the owners mean well, The animals are mostly stuck in small cages. It's sad really. It has tons of potential if they can find the room and money to add more acreage to build bigger and better enclosures for these animals. I understand that many of them are rescue... More

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