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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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Best zoo I've been to.

This zoo is amazing. Plan on spending a full day here so you can take your time and enjoy it. Parking was little confusing so we ended up starting in Africa instead of North... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Asheville, NC
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Asheville, NC
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This zoo is amazing. Plan on spending a full day here so you can take your time and enjoy it. Parking was little confusing so we ended up starting in Africa instead of North America as the zoo suggested and we made it through the zoo in plenty of time. If you have kids, make sure to set aside some... More 

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Wasilla, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a very nice place to go for a day or two. It was a little hard for us to see everything with our small kids. It was a very hot day and they loved seeing all the animals but about half way into the park they were done! This is not the zoo's fault AT ALL. It was... More 

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Good trip, lots of walking, needs a little more information for things like the air hike course and carousel. My kids wanted to do this and wasn't until we got there they told us they were too short and I didn't have the right shoes (chaco sandals). Also found out the carousel had a weight limit( 170)after I had gotten... More 

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Garden City Beach, South Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

2 daughters age 16 and18 were challenged by the air hike and are telling all their friends from Fort MIll SC to visit and do it as well. Air hike staff was vigilant and willing to help if needed. plan on an hour or more of time for this incredibly designed rope course in the sky!

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Thank 483Jeanne
Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I love it I been there so many times I like to go back angin I love animals I like Paolo bears to I like Graff I would go you will love it to

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Kenly, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visit this zoo at least once a year and each time we go it's just as beautiful as the first time we went. The animals seem healthy and they have beautiful habitats. It's a must see if you never been.

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Asheboro, North Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This zoo is so beautiful. It is so big and the animals are so close. I cant wait to go back!! The tram is so easy to use and kids can get hands on experiences.

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Waynesville, North Carolina
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Grounds are beautiful and animals have nice habitats. Plan on comfortable walking shoes as you will get lots of exercise.

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Hickory, NC
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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went what seems like the hottest day of summer so far but we still had a blast with all the animals and exhibits. Polar bear was by far my favorite besides the elephants..they were actually up close this time. We also like the geyser and the misting tree...because we were soo hot and sweaty. I recommend doing the savings... More 

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Greenville, North Carolina
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a blast at the zoo this weekend. The animals were out and wonderful to see. We saw the 4 D movie which a great deal of fun. The air hike was awesome, a trail in the trees. A wonder place for the kids to visit.

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