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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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Nice small zoo

Took 4 kids under 13, including 1 with minor walking issues. Small enough that it didn't tire her out. Several exotic animals in enclosures easy to see. Cute train to ride... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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English first
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Took 4 kids under 13, including 1 with minor walking issues. Small enough that it didn't tire her out. Several exotic animals in enclosures easy to see. Cute train to ride around the whole zoo. Kids loved it.

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Covington, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We took our young granddaughter today to visit the zoo. The general appearance and lack of quality animal exhibits saddened us. What animals we did see were well cared for, most animals were housed in solitary enclosures. The zoo needs general upgrading to its restroom facilities and the gift shop was lackluster with little merchansise or staff that seemed up... More 

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Christiansburg
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43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

It's a really nice day trip! They have a great selection of animals and really nice area for picnic's and lounging.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Great for children and those looking for a simple day idea. $7 admission gets you a self-guided of view of animals that don't mind sitting on a high mountain top. While you're there, visit the MM Star.

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Nazareth, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We knew going in that it was a small zoo so we got what we expected for our $8, it was a hot day so the only animals that were very active were the reptiles, the reptile hut was the highlight of the visit. Many animals are alone, without any of their own species, that was kind of sad. In... More 

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Geilenkirchen, Germany
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88 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We went with our 8 year old who enjoyed it quite a bit. Understand it is a smaller place with fewer animals but they are well cared for and the people are very nice.

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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Small zoo. Walked through with young kids and a trip on train ride within 90 minutes. Kids had a blast but a few animal exhibits were closed or missing their animals.

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Evington, VA
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52 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

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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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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
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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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