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“Small but nice” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Oglebay Park Good Zoo

Oglebay Park Good Zoo
465 Lodge Dr, Wheeling, WV
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30 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Small but nice”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

This zoo has indoor and outdoor exhibits. There is also a model train display. There are several hills, so be prepared. Not crowded. Loved feeding the birds with cups of nectar and panning for gemstones! There are animated dinosaurs that roar, which seems a bit strange at a zoo, but I'm sure the young children would love them. You can actually walk into the enclosure for kangaroos and wallabies. Wish there were more animals though. Nice gift shop.

Visited August 2014
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“small but fun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

It was small, but animals where nice to see up close. Kangaroo's were out. Ok price, Nice place to take smaller childrem.

Visited May 2014
Thank kathy15120
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“$43.00 for this??? oh and $14.00 more for the train??? UGH!!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

2 zebras
2 ostrich
2 river otters
1 crazy looking/acting bear
1 blue tongued lizard
1 burmese python
some naked mole rats
fake dinosaur display
2 poorly maintained playgrounds
1 extra squeaky train
6 lorakeets (1.oo per cup of sugar water) and
1 blue pheasant
...............and a closing time of 5:00 in the summer???
no discount for educators?
map is incorrect when it states there are wild dogs in a pen...looked pretty deserted.
Oglebay should be ashamed at those prices for this amount of animals. I read the statement that you explained that most cities of 30,000 don't have a zoo and that you are fortunate to have it. I disagree at this price point. Keep the zoo but charge what it is really worth. If you are having to charge so much to maintain the few animals then the real question is....is it worth it?
My opinion?? NO!
Save your money and go to Pittsburgh Zoo!

Visited July 2014
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Oglebay, Director of the Good Zoo at Oglebay Park Good Zoo, responded to this review, August 5, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to post your comments. The endangered wild dogs are currently off exhibit caring for their three very rare, 5-week-old pups, on display soon. We regret that you missed the sign and small video camera that showed them in the den: we are working on better guest viewing into the den. We are sorry you missed our entire children’s zoo area, the red pandas, two lemur exhibits and all of the main building exhibits which includes over 30 species of amphibians, snakes, birds, small mammals, and two species of monkey families. We hope you visit us again, with the realization that we are a small self-supported 30-acre community zoo, while the state-funded 2,000 acre zoo in your community is one of the largest in the Unites States.
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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Nice small zoo”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This is a nice small zoo and always good for a walk around. Do check the weather before you go. If it is icy or too cold they close the outside exhibits but do not give any discount. Especially good for families with young children.

Visited December 2013
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Huntington, West Virginia, United States
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113 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Nice zoo and not crowded”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

This zoo was nice to visit with our 2 year old grand daughter on a Sunday afternoon. She loved the train ride! We walked the outer loop around the zoo and was able to see all the animals. I felt that the playground area needs new mulch; it was muddy and puddled under the swings. The zoo is very hilly which was not a problem for us but a stroller could be tough to push up some of the hills.

Visited July 2014
Thank Leslie S
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