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Review of North Carolina Zoo

North Carolina Zoo
Ranked #1 of 20 things to do in Asheboro
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 2, 2013

has north american and african focus on animals and a wonderful atrium filled with exotic birds. has a tram but not very handicapped friendly. a lot to see but skip the hot summer months.

1  Thank Jill J
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

This zoo is located in Asheboro, NC on about 500 acres of land in the Uwharrie Mountains. It is the largest natural habitat zoo in the United States. It is landscaped beautifully and there are so many different animals to see...bears, snakes, giraffes, elephants and many more, plus 2 new baby gorillas - too cute. There is also an awesome aviary with tons of cool birds and plants. I would highly recommend a visit to this amazing zoo - definitely worth the trip :)

3  Thank B F
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Reviewed January 16, 2013

We went to the North Carolina zoo on a Monday in January. I think there were only 20 other guests in the park, and we felt like we had the place to ourselves. All of the food kiosks were closed, but we did have a nice lunch inside the food service area at the center of the park. It was a cold day (in the 40s) so most of the animals were sleeping, and the Africa animals were kept warm and not on exhibit. I recommend taking the shuttle bus up and down the hill if you have trouble getting around, as there is a LOT of walking, the kids slept well that night! We had a great day there!

3  Thank Jacqueline C
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Reviewed January 14, 2013

I have been a zoo memeber for years and have a wonderful time whenever I go. I recommend starting in North America, walking to Africa, then taking the zoo-bus home....

3  Thank SEBP70
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Reviewed January 9, 2013

5 miles of trails through 2 continents - North America and Africa. This is a walking zoo - not for the faint of heart. There are continuous new exhibits. There were several new babies born this year including a giraffe. The landscaping is beautiful and definately exhibits what is native to the continent you are in. Don't miss LeMur Island!

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