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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 September 3, 2018
Amy B
Taylorsville, Kentucky, United States
via mobile
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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This zoo is great. Plenty of animals and it is very easy to walk around. Great staff. Very nice outing.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Joseph W
Reviewed December 11, 2018

My wives and I took our grand daughter (almost 3 at the time) to the zoo for an adventure. She absolutely loved seeing all the animals and being so close to them!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank TedFriedel
Reviewed December 10, 2018

This place in my mind was way overpriced for the 15 animals that you see. It should only include Virginia wildlife, not some poor snow leopard forced to be outside when it's 95 degrees outside. That is basically animal cruelty.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Tfontana21
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Outstanding apiary that appeals to all ages; you can sit inside it, surrounded by an atonishing array of birds. The staff is superb; extremely knowledgeable and friendly, they will take you around this small gem of a zoo and tell you all about the animals...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank 629angelab
Reviewed November 1, 2018

I hope that someone who can help the animals at this zoo is aware of it. It's deplorable. We weren't there 15 minutes, but long enough to see a box fan set up to blow on the animals on a hot day and a dog...More

Date of experience: July 2018
4  Thank buffypongo
Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

This place has been closed down several times for abuse. The animals need to be rehomed in a real sanctuary

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Departure775783
Reviewed September 3, 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Amy B
Reviewed August 28, 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank barryjim18
Reviewed August 25, 2018 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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank wvjake
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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