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Cherokee Bear Zoo

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1204 Tsalagi Rd, Cherokee, NC 28719-9106
+1 828-497-4525
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Run down...it was disappointing

Although you may protest Zoos, I love them. This place was run down, super small and definitely not... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
terriinnc2018
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
Anniversary trip

We had a great time. Loved the bears. They seem to be well taken care off, very playful. I wanted... read more

Reviewed May 20, 2018
Joyce S
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good25%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible11%
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“baby tiger” (10 reviews)
“well taken care” (12 reviews)
“pygmy goats” (3 reviews)
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1204 Tsalagi Rd, Cherokee, NC 28719-9106
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+1 828-497-4525
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"well taken care"
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"food trays"
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"throwing food"
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"bottle feed"
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"once in a lifetime"
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"looked healthy"
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"unique experience"
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"monkeys"
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"cages"
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"admission"
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"playful"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although you may protest Zoos, I love them. This place was run down, super small and definitely not worth the money I spent to visit. Hardly anything other than bears, a few monkeys and that was about it. You make enough to have a much...More

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Reviewed May 20, 2018 via mobile

We had a great time. Loved the bears. They seem to be well taken care off, very playful. I wanted to feed the baby, but they did't have one at the time. We will have to go back.

4  Thank Joyce S
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Reviewed May 18, 2018

First of all, this place is handicap accessible, which was great since we both had to use scooters. The people here are very friendly. You can take all the pics you want. It is truly amazing to see these well cared-for animals. Several of the...More

3  Thank AxelAngus
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Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

My children enjoyed throwing food to the bears. The Bears enjoyed eating. The children enjoyed the petting zoo. When you leave there is a candy shop and ice cream as the exit. Make sure to prepare to enjoy. The only thing that my husband didn’t...More

1  Thank Rachel B
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Reviewed February 16, 2018 via mobile

we go to Cherokee, where my family lives, to visit every summer and the bears never disappoint!! they are well taken care of and i just love having my picture taken with the baby bear every year!!! once again it’s a must to go to...More

7  Thank beccalee-98
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Reviewed October 30, 2017

I love bears and they seemed to be well taken care of. However, feel sorry for them in such small area.

4  Thank cheryljenkins59
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Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

This bear zoo is small. Seems family owned. They don’t take debit/credit cards but do have an atm. Admission is cheap and food trays are only $1.00. The bears are caged but the cages were very clean. The bears were fat and lazy, with shiny...More

5  Thank Amy L
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Reviewed October 8, 2017 via mobile

You are not allowed to pet or feed the baby bear any longer :( so we were kinda upset about that but other than that a fun little stop for the family

4  Thank CCnurs97
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Reviewed October 5, 2017 via mobile

We came to visit for the day and let the kids see the bears. You can buy some food for only 1.00 ( you actually get a lot) then the bear at the end on the left will stand on his hind legs and catch...More

2  Thank speedy169
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Reviewed September 19, 2017

I make it a point to never miss a stop here when I adventure up to Cherokee, I Love Bears & I have loved this place for many many years. I will share one bear pic here but I have great photos of the bears...More

5  Thank AdventuresByWayne
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