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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
Our family had a great morning at the zoo, only ended because it was a bit cool, and we were ready for lunch. We visited all of the animals, including seeing the river otter feeding. The keepers were very friendly and open to answering questions....More
Our children enjoyed the zoo. We liked the sea otter and the bears. It was nice they had little play centers between the different animals. The underground exhibit was cool. Not sure about the food. We had a picnic at the bottom of the hill....More
The WNC nature Park is situated just a few minutes by road from Asheville downtown. Although it was a chilly and windy day, the kids enjoyed seeing the animals here. The wolves, foxes, bears and snakes all make for a nice outing. The otter feeding...More
Although comparatively small in size, the Western North Carolina Nature Center in Asheville does an admirable job of providing visitors with an opportunity to see a variety of wild animals in natural settings. Part natural history resource and part regional zoo, the Center strives to...More
Excited to take my grandchild to see the animals and especially the petting zoo.
The animal petting area was a big disappointment. The animals were on one side of a fence and people on the other. There was a feed bag on a gate so...More
Our kids loved this nature center. Good focus on local, indigenous animals. It was really well maintained and had a wonderful staff. I really liked how it was nicely walkable. Great price and free parking too! We would definitely visit again.
Visited today with our six-year-old son, and we loved every minute. The entire place is clean and well maintained. The animal exhibits are terrific—the otters are a highlight. The walking area above the bears is also really cool. The size was perfect for our family—there...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.