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Visit the Western North Carolina Nature Center - home to over 60 species of animals including river otters, black bear, red wolves and cougars. The Western North Carolina Nature Center connects people with the animals and plants of the Southern...more
All reviews petting zoo native animals otter feeding animals seem great place to take the kids kids and adults whole family north carolina few hours all ages the barn couple hours great place to visit on display bears enclosures wnc
We took her three grandchildren to the Nature Center and enjoyed it a lot. The habitats are very natural and I think there is a great variety of native animal species. We particularly enjoyed seeing the wolves and the Bears. Watching the Otters feeding was...More
Quaint, family-friendly and thoughtfully-designed, the WNC Nature Center is a lovely place to visit for an hour or two or longer if you are with the littles. There are many places set aside for adult rest alongside children’s play areas, including many “builder/maker” spaces that...More
It's a relatively small when you think 'zoo' but big enough to spend a couple hours. The guide map made it easy to follow the trails. There were places to sit down along the way, which were appreciated, while a couple of our party of...More
My family and I love coming to this place when we visit Asheville. Not only are the exhibits wonderful so that you can actually see the animals but staff is very knowledgeable about the exhibits. My grandson enjoys the playgrounds sprinkled throughout as well. With...More
We had an off day with rain during our trip to Asheville and found this hidden gem. The place is very clean and well maintained. The animals were all healthy and active, and indigenous to the region which I found refreshing.
This is a fun...More
It was ok, it smells like animal everywhere and it's an old facility, well maintained. We saw an owl exhibition and that was cute but nothing you have to do when you are there unless you have too much time.
My family and I enjoy this place. This is like a zoo, but with local type animals found in the area. All proceeds go to the animals and their welfare. You can adopt an animal, join the Friends of the Nature Center, or buy a...More
We loved this little jewel. If you have a membership at your local zoo, it may have reciprocity here. Parking is a bit tougher, so recommend getting the early. Staff members were super nice and knowledgeable. Nicely laid out, a good walking path takes you...More
Response from AmeriCorps M | Property representative |
Hi there! You are welcome to bring food with you into the park, there is just no food allowed near the NC Farm petting area. There are picnic tables on the mid level of the park near the gift shop cabin.
Response from jelsegood | Reviewed this property |
I think most people covered that. Some animals have a tendency to sleep part of the day. They also have feeding times so check the calendar. We went mid morning and a few of the animals were on nap time.