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Address: Mill Mountain, Roanoke, VA
Phone Number: 540-343-3241
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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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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We visited the zoo on Memorial Day and really enjoyed seeing all the different animals. The kids loved learning about all the different types of animals and seeing them. We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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Rocky Mount, Virginia
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Evington, VA
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44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

My husband and I came here. We loved seeing all the animals and reading about them. We really liked the red panda and the cougars. It's not a large zoo, but it's fun to go and ride the small train in the park.

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7 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This is not a zoo; rather it is akin to a garden with a few nice exotic animals. I came at end of the day, right after 4 PM, and after quickly paying the $8 admission, I jetted through the entrance hoping to see the entire zoo before the 5 PM closure. After 7 min I realized I had seen... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This is a great little zoo, though somewhere along the way it seems like it has gotten a reputation for having "sad looking" animals (as I heard from several sources and from Trip Advisor reviews). We needed something to do in Roanoke that was kid friendly, so we decided to go anyways, and we are really glad we did! Our... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We were very excited to take our kids here, but what a let down. Not very many animals. And the ones they Had weren't very impressive. Very disappointing. It took us longer to get the strollers and things ready than it did to go through the zoo. If we want to see animals, from now on, we will go to... More 

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Rocky Mount, Virginia
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We visited the zoo on Memorial Day and really enjoyed seeing all the different animals. The kids loved learning about all the different types of animals and seeing them. We brought our own lunch and was allowed to go out to eat and come back in the zoo after. The little train that goes around the zoo was very exciting... More 

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Wirtz, Virginia
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61 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

My wife and I had read reviews online about the Mill Mountain Zoo and had shied away from visiting. We had friends visiting from out of state who wanted to go to the zoo. We purchased the tickets thinking they were a bit on the high side, but we were not disappointed. I'm not sure what is expected by those... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia, United States
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22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The Mill Mountain Zoo is a struggling small local zoo that has some amazing exhibits & animals that you would not think that Roanoke would have. They have a nicely renovated reptile house that beats the former exhibit! I have not been in a while & was impressed with so many improvements. If you are expecting the DC National Zoo,... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Two year old granddaugher's favorite activity was the Zoochoo. Child friendly - almost no wait, great view of the Valley, short ride worked well for a toddler! We took a picnic lunch and enjoyed the shady picnic area. Aviary was amazing - beautiful birds! She enjoyed climbing on Ruby, the tiger. She was fascinated with the tortoise's - both at... More 

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Texas
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40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Maybe it has gotten better since I last visited but for the price there is just not much to see. Over the years there have been fewer and fewer animals. Because they are on top of a mountain there is little room for growth. There have been several directors tryting to improve things but as of last year I was... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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113 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

this is a great place to bring kids - lots of shade- monkeys, birds, farm animals etc- and a very cute little train that takes you around the park and was loved by the 2 year old grandson - a playground and some great views of the city and mountains are big pluses -Open Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 10am... More 

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Address: Mill Mountain, Roanoke, VA
Phone Number: 540-343-3241
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Roanoke
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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