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Oglebay Park Good Zoo

Address: 465 Lodge Dr, Wheeling, WV
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Ranked #10 of 24 Attractions in Wheeling
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Budds Creek
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46 reviews 46 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

This was by far one of the best experiences for my kid/grandkid. It was awesome from the minute we stepped in the door. We walked around outside and visited all the animals, which were actually out the lively. There were a lot to see as well. Lots of different varieties. Then we visited the indoor section with the hands-on activities,... More 

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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Not many animals outside because of the cold and the animated dinosaurs were pretty far from the main building. Having two youngsters made it a little rough and wife with bad knees and hip had a very hard time walking around the place. Would have been nice if they rented all of the golf carts they had parked there

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Syosset, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Amazing zoo for children of all ages. Activities are age appropriate, diverse areas stimulate learners at all levels. There is much to be learned and reinforced here. This is the type of learning center that begs many re-visits, as there is always something new to be learned. Great job setting this up!

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Michigamme, Michigan
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

So many things need updated at this zoo. Oglebay is a wealthy park but you wouldn't know it by going to their zoo. The animals areas and train need major updating. The only good thing about the good zoo is you week get a work out walking up and down the hills

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Warren, Pennsylvania
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The outside was lit up with lights of animals. Inside there was a huge train display and animals. Out on the back patio there were over 35000 lights(I believe) that flickered to music. Amazing!

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Warren, Ohio
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242 reviews 242 reviews
65 attraction reviews
237 helpful votes 237 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We walked through the zoo along with the train display. Let's just say I enjoyed the train display better. Zoo is very small not much to look at if any of the animals are out. Train display ok don't buy any food her it is only snack food wait and go into twinto eat. This place is ok it's set... More 

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Harleysville, Pennsylvania
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64 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Went here for the Lazer Light Show and the train display in the basement. Food is available but it's hot dogs, etc. A small fee is required but worth it. I did not visit the zoo animals but have been told it's a nice zoo.

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North Royalton, Ohio
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Our grandchildren would have enjoyed the lazer light show. For seniors it was pretty but a little hypnotic for those of us who were short on sleep. The train layout in the basement is a must see for all. Very enjoyable. Did not get to see the animals as it was a little too cold and short on time.

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Perry, Ohio, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Everyone should go see the beautiful Oglebay Festival of Lights. So pretty for the family to enjoy together. Love seeing all the settings and lights.

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Wheeling, West Virginia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
23 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

A very nice local zoo. Not as big as the ones in the big cities, but works for a family afternoon. Depending on the age of the kids & how fast you walk it would take 1-4 hours to get through the zoo. Likes-Nice assortment of animals. Nice walking path. Parrot feeding is always great. large play ground for the... More 

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