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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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yes it is small but still lots of fun and plenty for the younger ones

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 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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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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Roanoke, Virginia
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We had our daughter's 5th birthday party here and it was great. Only frustrating part was that the coordinator never seemed available by phone, but email was easier. Being a small zoo, it was great for the value. They have been renovating it and cleaning it up for a few years so its much better than it was before. The... More 

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Belleville, Canada
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35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We visited here just because we wanted somewhere to spend an hour or two. As an adult couple we were not expecting too much and that is what we got. This is a very small zoo and more suited to young children. They have some big cats such as snow leopards and a few monkeys. They also have small mammals... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

took my children and they had a great time. Most of the zoo is shaded so it is not to hot like some zoos. The zoo is small enough that they did not have any problems walking the whole thing. It is best to go early morning than afternoon. The animals are more active then.

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richmond,virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Very nicely set up, interesting to see the animals, and the little train ride is so sweet. It has a beautiful view of the town from above, and a nice drive up to see it all. Well worth the visit, especially with children!

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Centreville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This zoo is typical of older zoos with small cages and areas but the animals are well cared for and everything was very clean. It is an AZA accredited zoo. Some of the animals were not visible but we could get pretty close to the ones that were, unlike the bigger zoos where you might see the animals somewhere in... More 

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jkoldtown
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Nice zoo, has unique animals like Snow Leopard and Red Tailed Panda. We went with our son who is 11 and he still loved it, but also great for LITTLE kids, has a playground and a train that goes around the zoo. It's VERY shaded too, up on top of the mountain. Affordable at only $8 adults, $6 kids.

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Wilmington, DE
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

A small zoo but some marvelous animals. Snow leopard, cougar, red pandas, macaque monkeys, stone-juggling river otters (seriously), great little reptile and bird houses... We did not expect such an interesting and well-kept zoo. The views are terrific too - if you are going to the Star further up Mill Mountain, make sure to stop by the zoo. For $8... More 

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17 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The zoo is great. It's tiny but great. There aren't a lot of bug animals there so be prepared to see a lot of birds. The kids loved it because all the enclosures and right next to each other. Even with toddlers, as long as they can walk, don't bring your stroller. It's not made for strollers and really the... 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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