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Oglebay Park Good Zoo

#4 of 50 things to do in Wheeling Features Animals
465 Lodge Dr, Wheeling, WV 26003-1967
+1 800-624-6988
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Nice small compact zoo in Wheeling WV

Good place to visit , no pun intended , if you are staying near Wheeling . Nice day out for the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Simon T
Manchester, United Kingdom
via mobile
Animal Encounters are Outstanding; Sweet Zoo

The zoo itself is compact and accessible (three stars). What makes this facility stand out is its... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jenny H
Regensburg, Germany
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465 Lodge Dr, Wheeling, WV 26003-1967
+1 800-624-6988
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Good place to visit , no pun intended , if you are staying near Wheeling . Nice day out for the kids in beautiful surroundings Id recommend it !

Thank Simon T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The zoo itself is compact and accessible (three stars). What makes this facility stand out is its caring staff and animals. We booked an animal encounter in advance of our visit (this is a five star amazing experience). The zoo staff member was knowledgeable and...More

Thank Jenny H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great small zoo. The train was out of commission when we visited which made for a long walk but it was a very nice little place to visit.

Thank jen6821
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a smaller zoo, but the animals were all very alert and seemed to be very happy in their enclosures. It was a great place to take the kids. We all enjoyed it very much. It was clean and obviously well managed.

Thank Aimee M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Small place, don't bother with the train ride, some animals to view but not worth the money, eat before you go!

Thank Srmccracken
Reviewed July 11, 2017

Perfect size for the day with my little one; she had just enough steam to make it through the exhibits and the staff was friendly and answered all of her questions. This is a great day outing for families.

Thank Trisha S
Reviewed June 30, 2017

We enjoyed our visit to the Good Zoo. We booked one of the available animal encounters and spent almost an hour and a half taking turns holding a two-toed sloth while the zoo keeper gave us lots of information about it. It was great!

Thank HallockBK
Reviewed June 25, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I really enjoyed the zoo. The exhibits were very educational and there were many animals we had never seen at other zoos.

Thank Holly W
Reviewed May 26, 2017

My adult daughter and I have visited many zoos across the U.S. and find that oftentimes the smaller ones are among the most interesting. Such was the case with Oglebay. Aside from visiting on a tremendously busy day (700 kids from various schools on end-of-year...More

2  Thank tennesseetraveler58
Reviewed April 12, 2017

This was our second visit here and had just as much fun. Very nicely designed and especially good for younger kids (5 and 8). The train ride was a great bonus.

1  Thank mikeandkristy2016
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Megan W
August 6, 2017|
Response from Trisha S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can feed the birds at the Lorikeets Landing from 10:30-3p.
Lara M
September 5, 2016|
Response from CK712456 |
We just did two of the encounters today! A single encounter was $165 for two people (we did the red panda; we were told if we did three from that list it would be $300) and the purr-fect experience (cheetah and serval) was... More