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Oglebay Park Good Zoo

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Very small, but the encounters make it unique

The zoo itself can be walked in about 20 minutes, so it is very, very small. You can see all the... read more

Reviewed November 21, 2018
Centreville, Virginia
Small but fun

This is a very small zoo but worth the stop. There are a few animals in the main entrance building... read more

Reviewed November 18, 2018
Danielle B
Wooster, Ohio
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent time at the zoo this past weekend as we awaited driving through the lights festival. This zoo is small, but well maintained and rather updated for the enclosures they had. The Red Pandas are so playful which you do not get to see...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank cargirlmi
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Saw the show before we went thru the zoo it was awesome.. It is a long walk going thru the zoo but was surprised how many animals were there since we were there in Nov. Also very cold

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jes317
Reviewed December 10, 2018 via mobile

My boyfriend and I booked a small weekend getaway at Oglebay during their Festival of Lights holiday season. During our stay, we decided to visit the Good Zoo. WRONG IDEA. A VERY POOR DECISION, INDEED. The zoo was crowded with tourists from 4 large tour...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TheInfamousSpongee
Reviewed December 6, 2018 via mobile

This is what one might expect I suppose for a small town zoo. I was there last Monday to see the lights and couldn't even finish going through once I saw the exhibit with the naked molerats. First I noticed they were confused and having...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AmrieDawn
Reviewed November 30, 2018

At the zoo are a variety of animals and farm buildings with donkeys and hens. Inside you can see alligators and small creatures. At the theatre is a laser show and an outdoor one in the dark.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 26, 2018 via mobile

My daughter has loved red pandas from a young age. When browsing online I discovered the zoo had a red panda experience. It was absolutely amazing! This new staff was very helpful and informative. They explain the diet of the red panda, where they lived...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Amy1joyful
Reviewed November 21, 2018

The zoo itself can be walked in about 20 minutes, so it is very, very small. You can see all the animals easily, though, so that's nice. Plus, they have lots of play areas to occupy the little kids. The otter encounter is very educational...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RYC88
Reviewed November 18, 2018

This is a very small zoo but worth the stop. There are a few animals in the main entrance building as well as a light display. Outdoors there is a long loop you can walk to view their outdoors animals as well as a train...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Danielle B
Reviewed November 15, 2018

We were staying at the Oglebay Resort and decided to visit the zoo before leaving. It's not a huge zoo, but they do have some interesting animals, and they seem to be well kept and are comfortable. There was a school group of children who...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank VNKSmith
Reviewed November 12, 2018

We were there in early-November. this is a nice zoo if you are at Oglebay or live in the area. Not so much as a singular destination.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Megan W
August 6, 2017|
Response from 1204trishas | 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