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Address: Mill Mountain, Roanoke, VA 24014
Phone Number: 540-343-3241
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Vistors are wowed by the more than 45 species of animals at this zoo,...

Vistors are wowed by the more than 45 species of animals at this zoo, including rare and endangered breeds like the snow leopard, the white-naped crane and the clouded leopard.

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It's hard to be excited when you've lived in San Diego

and experienced the zoo and safari park there... I kept an annual membership because it was so fun to get exercise there, walking the safari park or zoo and practicing... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 10, 2015
Erin C
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Roanoke, Virginia
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Roanoke
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

great family place to go. My daughter who is still in college loves to come here. Just a wonderful zoo, animals are great and love the view of the city from there. Inexpensive fun time if you need something to do with the kids.

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Thank Deborah E
Roanoke, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

and experienced the zoo and safari park there... I kept an annual membership because it was so fun to get exercise there, walking the safari park or zoo and practicing photography. That said this is a nice little zoo... it's great a town the size of Roanoke works so hard to support one. We stopped by out of curiousity but... More 

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Thank Erin C
Roanoke, Virginia
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38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

Was pleasantly surprised at the number of exhibits at this zoo. The red pandas were definitely my favorite. Cute little train ride that runs through the zoo would be great for those with children.

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Thank shann0nlee
Richmond, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Excellent I love the fall colors that you can see from the star and going to the zoo to see all the animals that are taken care of.

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Thank Nicole F
Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

We brought our 18 month old here and it was the perfect size for her. It was relaxing without overwhelming crowds so she could spend as much time watching whatever animals she wanted. She absolutely loved the train!

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Thank John M
Richmond, Virginia
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241 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

The Mill Mountain Zoo is a very small zoo suited for children. There are not a lot of animals here and the ones that are kept are typically the smaller ones. Did I say it was a very small children's zoo?

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Thank Jeff S
Roanoke, Virginia
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57 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

We went here with our friends and their 4 year old son (who had a blast). We had fun walking around and seeing the different animals, however it looked like some things were not up and running, like the train, which made it feel a little run down. There was a health fair going on while we were there and... More 

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Thank Jessica R
martinsville, nj
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169 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

I was disappointed that the zoo was not larger considering the cost. There is no real petting zoo for little children. Some of the attractions were closed.

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Thank robertmaster123
Rocky Mount, VA USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Big zoos have so much to offer and they charge more as well, this is unpretentious little zoo propped up on a mountain in Roanoke. It has so much to offer you and your friends and family. I hope you can enjoy this zoo soon! Check the hours of operation as they cut back when the weather chills and the... More 

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Thank ClaiborneInnkeeper
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

The Mill Mountain Zoo is a small intimate zoo so don't expect some of the things you would see at a larger zoo. However, the employees treat the animals and maintain the area as if it were the most visited zoo in the world. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Since it is small, there are not an over... More 

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