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Oglebay Park Good Zoo

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Address: 465 Lodge Dr, Wheeling, WV
Phone Number: 1-800-624-6988
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Small zoo but nice place!

Although the zoo is a small facility, the train display, laser show and varied species of animals make this a fun adventure. The walking path is paved and the scenery nice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Karen B
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40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Although the zoo is a small facility, the train display, laser show and varied species of animals make this a fun adventure. The walking path is paved and the scenery nice. Friendliness and helpfulness of staff is amazing; very knowledgable and eager to help in any way possible to ensure a great experience!

Thank Karen B
West Virginia
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Your kids will love it. There are meerkats, monkeys, exotic frogs, etc., in the main building along with a miniature railroad set-up. Outside, they have some barnyard animals and other exotics. I state somewhat interesting because it is a small collection. You can't compare it to say, the Pittsburgh or San Diego Zoo.

Thank MBA100
Wheeling, West Virginia
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Family friendly ~ petting zoo ~ very quaint ~ beautiful setting ~ Boo at the Zoo is fun for the kiddos ~ Be prepared for some walking ~ Park surrounding the zoo offers Golf, Spa, Glass Blowing, Museum, Greenhouse, walking trails, hiking trails, cabins, hotels, swimming pool, paddle boats, mini golf and more

Thank Dana S
Penn Run, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

I was very disappointed. This was first time at Boo at the Zoo and I felt the website was misleading. I thought we would be able to see all of the animals. The entertainment was ridiculous. I could get the same sights and treats by walking through a neighborhood trick or treating for free. The train ride seemed like it... More 

1 Thank Joni D
Oglebay, Director of Operations at Oglebay Park Good Zoo, responded to this review

I was sorry to learn that you were disappointed with Boo-at-the-Zoo. The event is an important fund raiser for the zoo and we strive to make it enjoyable for everyone. To that end we have added a Halloween themed laser show and kept the event price the same as last year despite increasing candy costs. The Boo-at-the-Zoo route was expanded... More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Very nice zoo at Oglebay, not many animals and getting from spot to spot is sometimes a hilly walk. Little train ride is fun. Food (hot dogs, popcorn) is mediocre. We still really enjoyed ourselves.

Thank taphipps
Avella, Pennsylvania
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Very disappointed after 34 years of attending boo at the zoo I can say I will never go back there were no carved pumpkin trail no carved pumpkins anywhere there were hardly decorations at all and the train ride was awful no one there for a little scare and they went from 10 treats to 8 they had very limited... More 

Thank Cynde G
Oglebay, Zoo Education Curator at Oglebay Park Good Zoo, responded to this review

We are so sorry you were disappointed with your experience at Boo at the Zoo. We strive to improve this fundraising event each year and sincerely hope that our enhancements and changes are enjoyed by our guests. I have discussed your concerns with several staff members and volunteers and, as always, we are looking to see what we can do... More 

Dillonvale Jefferson County, Ohio
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

this is a great place to visit not only for the little ones but adults as well, very clean easy access plenty of parking

Thank Dar H
Reynoldsburg, Ohio
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Very nice zoo. Staff very friendly and knowledgeable. Easy to walk around. Exhibits well displayed. Clean

Thank Donna J
Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States
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33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

This is a very small zoo with not many animals. However, the ones they did have on display were well housed. The meerkats made it worth the trip. However, if this had not been included in our package we probably would not have visited.

1 Thank Christine R
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Very well maintained and surprisingly large from what you might have first expected. Lots of hills so where good shoes. Very inexpensive and we'll worth the price of admission. If you're in the area be sure to check it out.

Thank Michael W

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