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North Carolina Zoo

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Address: 4401 Zoo Parkway, Asheboro, NC 27205
Phone Number: (800)-488-0444
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Not your average Zoo

We happened to visit the North Carolina Zoo on a day when the zoo was without electricity. It was also pretty cold. You would think that our trip would be a bust, but not so... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Tina R
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Davidson, North Carolina, United States
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Davidson, North Carolina, United States
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49 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We happened to visit the North Carolina Zoo on a day when the zoo was without electricity. It was also pretty cold. You would think that our trip would be a bust, but not so. Everyone got in free that day because of the electrical problems, good start. We were advised to start with the North American section since the... More 

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Thank Tina R
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn't even bother going to the other side of the zoo. The half we did see was so upsetting. The animals were few and in between. You couldn't see them and I'm from FL I swear the alligators were fake. They weren't even breathing. I don't know but I won't go back.

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1 Thank CARMEN C
Raleigh, North Carolina
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54 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Great walk we took to the Zoo. Lovely sites to see especially the sculptures. It was not crowded on the week day. And we get to enjoy to see animals during the feeding times right before 5pm.

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Thank HappyIrina
Olympia, Washington
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62 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Great local zoo that has enough exhibits to keep the kids occupied. We tens to go during th winter since the crowds are alot thinner. North American parking lot is currently the only open lot, but is usually the spot for us. There is a bit of uphill walking coming from that side, but it makes the walk back easier... More 

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1 Thank Magnet51
Savannah, Georgia
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291 reviews
98 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

This zoo involves a lot of walking, but it is all along well-maintained, beautiful trails that are an attraction on their own. The walking is also along the spacious animal enclosures, not "wasted" space. The trails contain education and activities to break up the walking also. The contained environment exhibits (dessert, tropical aviary) are the best I've seen! It felt... More 

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1 Thank DraLisa
Statesville, North Carolina
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73 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

I love going to this zoo and I highly recommend getting the family pass. It allows you to visit this or any other zoo or aquarium for free (or some are 50% off). There's about 150 different places all over the US to choose from. Plus you get 10% off in the gift shop. We added it on as we... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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139 reviews
99 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Big zoo. Lots of space for animals. We took the tram over to Africa and then walked all the way back to North America. Kids really liked the zoo.

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2 Thank Johannaesk
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93 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

We have bee to many zoos and this one tops the list. Very clean and large living areas for the animals. This is a nice place to take the kids and spend the day.

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2 Thank anewberry84
Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States
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54 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

For the price, you get hours and hours of fun. It is absolutely amazing for all ages. There are thousands of animals to look at and everyone is always so excited to get to their favourite animal! The food is decently priced, service is always helpful, bathrooms are clean, and there are water fountains everywhere. Every summer we make a... More 

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2 Thank caitlinmariealfaro
Bedford, New Hampshire
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37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

We recently went to the zoo in the off season. The zoo staff was helpful and very nice to interact with. Most of the amenities at the park were shut down, but the animals we still out for viewing. It is a lot of waking, but they do have a tram to help you get from one end to the... More 

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