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Address: Mill Mountain, Roanoke, VA
Phone Number: 540-343-3241
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Description: 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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Who knew? A zoo in the mountains!

This charming zoo is located on a mountain outside of Roanoke Virginia and has a surprisingly extensive collection of animals! Check the website for evening celebrations at the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
lisa c
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Bluefield, West Virginia
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108 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Bluefield, West Virginia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

This charming zoo is located on a mountain outside of Roanoke Virginia and has a surprisingly extensive collection of animals! Check the website for evening celebrations at the zoo!

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Ashland, MA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

It's a rather small zoo, so it's easy to see everything in an hour or two. Despite the size, it's worth the visit as the views are spectacular and several of the animals are very rare and interesting. In particular, the snow leopards and red pandas are worth the visit alone.

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Pipestem, West Virginia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
38 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I suppose it isn't fair to compare this little place to zoos like Cleveland, Atlanta, etc. Don't be expecting much, there are not many animals to see and not much ground to cover but it is enjoyable for small children and has a relaxing atmosphere.

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Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This little zoo is still a sweet place to visit. Although small, there are some sweet cute exotic animals to see and I have always liked coming to the zoo for an afternoon out. It does not take long to go through, but I love seeing the animals. The snow leopard is stunningly beautiful, and the cougar is a treat!... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Very nice exhibits though small but compact where u don't have to walk long distance to see animals up close ! Great for kids and family ! Beautiful park in front overlooking city

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Roanoke, Virginia
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127 reviews 127 reviews
66 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Great zoo visit for young and very young kids, particularly ages 2-7. Small site with compact exhibits including wolverine, vultures, cougar, goats, small walk-in aviary, small reptile house, etc. (few large animals). Fabulous zoo option for those who tire walking long distances and like to see exhibits from the shade of trees with beautiful views of the Roanoke Valley to... More 

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Danville, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Mill Mountain Zoo is a small zoo with the animals kept in areas small enough to allow you to easily see them. Because of its size, it is ideal for toddlers who get tired of walking and want to get up close to the animals.

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Auburn, Washington
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81 reviews 81 reviews
37 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This zoo is a good little zoo. It's probably best for children. It's really a no frills zoo. It doesn't take long to get through which I think parents will like. I wish some the animal habitats were bigger, but this is an older zoo. All in all it is a good little zoo especially if you don't have much... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The Roanoke zoo is a relatively small zoo located in a beautiful park. It doesn't have any spectacular exhibits but has a nice variety of animals. If your children are looking for lions, and tigers, and elephants they will be disappointed. It was not crowded even on a beautiful Saturday morning. It is really geared for young children ages 6... More 

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Shawsville, Virginia, United States
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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This zoo is small but packed with lots of animals and experiences right here in Roanoke, Great for a small little trip and then go visit the Discovery Center up near parking lot.

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