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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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Cute zoo- don't bring a stroller

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This was a very small zoo so you can get through it in half a day, or less. It's cheap and very clean and all the exhibits are fairly close to one another so there's not a lot of walking involved. There's plenty of shade here because of all the trees and foliage on the grounds. There's a snack shack... More 

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Finksburg, Maryland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We just spent a very pleasant afternoon at this small local zoo. Grandparents, parents and a teenager and a 4 year old. Yes, the zoo is small and the snow leopard is lonely and cries pitifully. The driver of the little train explained that she is a 20-something year old who is separated from her 3 year old grandson because... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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