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North Carolina Zoo

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Hot day but worth it!

Visited the zoo on labor day weekend, the staff are great and the layout of the zoo allows you to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Grace C
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Great zoo. Long walk.

We loved the North Carina Zoo. If you like a long walk you can do the North American and Africa... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Pat K
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4401 Zoo Pkwy, Asheboro, NC 27205-1425
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Actually a family visit, but no children with us (praise God)! So let me start this review off by saying it’s not the Zoo’s fault but when it is so hot out that you sweat standing still, the animals are all like, nope! The elephants...More

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Lane R, Guest Relations Manager at North Carolina Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments! We value your opinion.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the zoo on labor day weekend, the staff are great and the layout of the zoo allows you to never feel crowded. Lots of walking, a lot of uphill. Wear good shoes and bring a light stroller. Babywear if it's not too hot so...More

1  Thank Grace C
NCZoo, Guest Relations Manager at North Carolina Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for sharing the great advice for our guests! We appreciate your visit and recommendation.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the North Carina Zoo. If you like a long walk you can do the North American and Africa section in the same day. If you dont feel up to the 5 mile walk then I suggest the Africa side first. The new baby...More

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NCZoo, Guest Relations Manager at North Carolina Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for sharing the great advice for our guests. We are happy you had a great visit overall.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent the whole day there with family and even celebrated our Grand daughters 3rd Birthday there. Got to the Zoo right when it opened and walked around, enjoyed all the sights, had a picnic lunch and purchased ice cream to go with the Birthday cake....More

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Lane R, Guest Relations Manager at North Carolina Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much! Your grandchildren will always treasure the memories that made here! Hurry back!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our favorite, the gorillas. The Zoo is awesome. All employees are friendly and helpful. I would advise taking your own water. Refreshments are steep.

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Lane R, Guest Relations Manager at North Carolina Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

You've made our day! Please hurry back to see us!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I took our two kids to the zoo this Saturday. We had a fantastic day. We’ve spent there 4 hours and decided to only see Africa side this time. It’s easy to walk around even with the double stroller. We came early...More

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Lane R, Guest Relations Manager at North Carolina Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Katya! You are awesome! Please come back soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Zoo is a wonderful place to visit. It is large and it takes a good three visits to see everything. If you have the ability purchase annual membership. It is cheaper than two visits. The Zoo could do more to cater to older people....More

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Lane R, Guest Relations Manager at North Carolina Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We thank you and think you are wonderful for letting us know!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent $78 for 3 adults and 2 children for admission, way too much walking between exhibits and in most exhibits did not see any animals, they should advertise this as NC walking trails and not a zoo, If I wanted to do that much walking...More

Thank Donna L
Lane R, Guest Relations Manager at North Carolina Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Actually, Donna we have 1600 animals on-site so we truly apologize that you were unable to see more. We are always striving to improve guest experiences and your comments offer us constructive insight. We deeply regret your experience was not what you wanted it to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a group visit today with half of the participants from other states. Thank you to Wendy, Hannah, Guy, Tamara, and Stacy for making the experience for our group super memorable! Each of us learned a lot and had unique experiences that you all...More

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Lane R, Guest Relations Manager at North Carolina Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so dearly for your review and for reaching out! You made our day and all the folks you named are just awesome professionals with a passion for animals, people and conservation of wild things and wild places. We truly appreciate you and hope...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This visit we did the North America exhibition and the grand kids loved it. There is lots of walking to do there is a lot of exhibits. Polar bears, elk, buffalo, snakes, turtles, the playground and the carousel. There is transportation around the areas that...More

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Lane R, Guest Relations Manager at North Carolina Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We love having families here to build memories that will last long after the visit. Please hurry back to see us!

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