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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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Mill Mountain Zoo, Spring 2015

Overall it was very nice even though some of the cages were empty and I didn't like that some animals were alone in their cages. The snow Leopard made me sad. I thought his cage... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
Adele S
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Huddleston, Virginia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

My friend and I have been looking forward to this trip for 3 weeks. We got to the zoo and were all excited. Then we walked in stayed for maybe 10 min and walked right out. There were no animals and the animals that were there were alone and sad. Every cage was dirty and not taken care of. Not... More 

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Huddleston, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Overall it was very nice even though some of the cages were empty and I didn't like that some animals were alone in their cages. The snow Leopard made me sad. I thought his cage was very small but I don't know about the part that I couldn't see. He just kept walking back and forth, his beautiful tail dragging.... More 

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McDowell, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Small Pens, Walk entire site in an hour, missing animals (not in pens i assume dead or sick) several sleeping animals, and only a few animals all together.... Not very impressed.

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Ormond Beach, FL
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We rented a farmhouse in nearby Lexington, VA for a family reunion. Looking for something that would be 1) inexpensive 2)outdoors 3) applicable for small children we chose the Zoo. At $8/person for an adult, it was a good choice. You can spend several hours looking at the animals and enjoying the beautiful park surrounding the zoo. There were Red... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This is a cute little zoo, but the habitats are tiny. There is a fairly large variety of animals but in some cases, you feel bad that their space is do limited. The zoo might be good for kids under 8 or so but for older kids and adults, it takes maybe only 45 minutes to tour.

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Bluefield, West Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

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
55 helpful votes 55 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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38 attraction reviews
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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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5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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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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