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Mill Mountain Zoo

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Open Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Nice way to spend an hour or two...

This zoo was very small, with pretty mundane small creature exhibits. It was a good way to spend an... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Amy B
Taylorsville, Kentucky, United States
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Small but nicely done.

There are two walks to the zoo, we took the wildfire walk which was shaded and interesting. The... read more

Reviewed July 31, 2018
Lewisburg, West Virginia
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Mill Mountain Zoo was founded in 1952 as a nursery-rhyme themed petting zoo that featured farm animals, birds, and native Virginia wildlife. For the first twenty-five years, we were operated by Roanoke's Parks and Recreation Department. In 1978, the...more
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Mill Mountain Spur, Roanoke, VA 24014
+1 540-343-3241
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This zoo was very small, with pretty mundane small creature exhibits. It was a good way to spend an hour or two, and was mostly shaded, but don't go expecting a legit zoo with water animals (other than turtles). The most exotic animal they had...More

Thank Amy B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good for kids with animals and train..... Can't wait to go agsin. Gift shop visit was emjoysblealso.

Thank barryjim18
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

very very caring keepers and staff. rest in peace Ophelia, i miss your cute face. She brought so much joy to so many children and adults for the past 16 years. Love you Sweetheart.

1  Thank Paul F
Reviewed July 31, 2018

There are two walks to the zoo, we took the wildfire walk which was shaded and interesting. The Zoo itself is small but nicely done. We took the little train which is a fun way to acclimate yourself. Then we walked the exhibits. Shaded and...More

Thank wvjake
Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

My daughter is 13; but has Autism and other special needs. This zoo is small enough that she was able to walk with ease and it was not overly stimulating. The only disappointment was there were no monkeys and no physical map that she could...More

Thank Wittal
Reviewed July 13, 2018

We lived in Roanoke for two years and the zoo ended up being a favorite of ours. I would recommend a family pass for those that live local. You can go anytime for about $100 a family (look for this deal that they offer twice...More

Thank Christa S
Reviewed June 27, 2018 via mobile

Mill Mountain Zoo is a small well cared for zoo on top of a mountain in Roanoke. Despite being small they have animals such as the Snow Leopard, Red Panda, and Red Wolves that you won't see just anywhere. The staff are always friendly and...More

1  Thank Kathryn F
Reviewed June 25, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic day, great size for the 2 1/2 year old. Had a blast, she just enjoyed each exhibit, especially the otters. The right price for this attraction. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed watching our great granddaughter’s reaction throughout the zoo. The employee Sam was...More

2  Thank Glenn L
Reviewed May 10, 2018 via mobile

The Staff is very friendly, the animals weren’t very active at the time we went but it was a fun trip all in all

2  Thank jcollins45
Reviewed April 7, 2018

For $32 for a family of 4 I expected to be there for more than 20 minutes. Not much to see, about 10 animals. Sad looking place with extreme prices. We usually look for the smaller zoos but this was just a waste.

1  Thank gabs789
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September 7, 2015|
Response from mmzoo | Property representative |
Hi, thank you for asking. The USDA prohibits dogs and other pets in zoo's. The only exception to this rule of course are service dogs (not therapy dogs). It helps if you call in advance if you will need to bring a... More