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Mill Mountain Zoo

Mill Mountain, Roanoke, VA
540-343-3241
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Ranked #15 of 27 attractions in Roanoke
Type: Zoos
Activities: Getting married
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We first visited Mill Mountain Children's Zoo almost 30 years ago when our daughter was nine or ten and dreaming about one day becoming a veterinarian (she's now in banking, has found her niche, and promoted to VP, where she works on behalf of Phoenix Childen's Hospital as a volunteer). Mill Mountain Children's Zoo really is on a relatively flat-topped... More

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Roanoke, Virginia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

This zoo used to be nice, but now its run down. Very over priced considering how small it is. The animals look sad and unhappy. I will never take my child to this zoo!

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Blacksburg, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

My kids liked the visit and the animals. My only problem is the small size of it all. But I guess their size to grow is limited too.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

This zoo is a small zoo (like a family one) but our experience was excellent. We went on a Thursday night to their "Night Howl" event and it was an amazing experience. We got to hear the wolfs call and see the zoo at night with their nocturnal animals. it was a very nice experience and the staff was so... More

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Virginia
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4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

First of all, let me just say that this is not at all on the same scale as a larger zoo, and won't be compared to one. It is a sweet little family zoo - a long time treasure in Roanoke. The Zoo Choo is not to be missed! There is a surprisingly large number of animals for such a... More

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Roanoke, Virginia, United States
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3 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

I don't know if all zoos are as pitiful and saddening as ours, but be prepared to see big animals stuck in little cages running in circles because they are going crazy. I don't even have pets, but I found the zoo to be depressing.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

If you are looking for the San Diego zoo, then you will want to readjust your expectations. This is a little zoo with a small collection and a nice staff. What really struck us was that it sits on the top of a mountain so that the views of the animals blend in with the great views off the mountain

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Clarksburg, West Virginia, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

didn't get to see too much because it started pouring the rain down. little disappointing. the gift shop was small but had nice things.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Trip advisor refused my first review so I'm writing again. Visited the zoo with grandchildren. There are very few animals viewable at any one time. The animals living conditions are poor. For the same amount of money in North Carolina Aquarium they have spectacular numbers of different fish living in a humane environment.

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This small zoo does a great job. It is an easy visit for children who might easily get bored or too tired for a long visit. Great entertainment for grand kids!

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