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North Carolina Zoo

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4401 Zoo Parkway, Asheboro, NC 27205-1425
+1 800-488-0444
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Great visit

A quick trip during a stay in Winston-Salem (45min or so). Very well laid out. Unfortunately some... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
via mobile

We love the NC Zoo! It is a great way to spend the day and totally exhaust the kids! They are clean... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina
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“polar bears” (82 reviews)
“natural habitat” (29 reviews)
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4401 Zoo Parkway, Asheboro, NC 27205-1425
+1 800-488-0444
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A quick trip during a stay in Winston-Salem (45min or so). Very well laid out. Unfortunately some exhibits were closed. Great exercise pushing a stroller & toddler! Grateful for a tram to take us back so we didn't have to walk all the way back....More

Thank TNAnia
Reviewed 1 week ago

We love the NC Zoo! It is a great way to spend the day and totally exhaust the kids! They are clean and the animals are in good health. The elephants are a must see!

Thank staceysenters
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visit this place quite often due to my pure love for the zoo. The animals are taken care of EXTREMELY well, the paths are easy to walk and are free of any sort of clutter, the animals are encouraged, not forced, to stay out...More

Thank dumplingdanna123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The North Carolina Zoological Park was the first American zoo designed from its inception with the idea of providing “natural habitats” for the animals, exhibiting them in large compounds that would resemble the habitats in which they would be found in the wild. The Park...More

Thank D2958ZXgarym
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

NC Zoo is a wonderful place to visit. Great care is taken to put the animals in an environment similar to their natural one, and it's obvious that they are well-cared for. The variety of animals is quite large, and there's always something new to...More

Thank SmurfDriver
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This zoo is easily accessible from both Raleigh and Charlotte (1,5 to 2 hours drive). Plan on getting there at opening and spending the day! We rented a double buggy for the little ones and that way we could see everything even when little legs...More

Thank Michelle C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've visited in all seasons for years and am very proud of the dedication of State resources and volunteer participation that makes this an amazing experience for families. Focus on humane care and enriching the lives of animals in their care and the educational and...More

Thank MJUM
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Growing up going to the zoo was a every year first and raising kids we done our share. The zoo is very nice and such great improvements over the years. Great for all family. Lots of walking and they do have tram stops but the...More

Thank Jennifer J
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Now they are talking their kids. It's a great experience for all. It's an all day thing. Most people take more than one day to experience the best.

Thank C9204EEmichaels
Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

Awesome zoo! Very kid friendly and accommodating. Clean as well. The ticket collector Jessica is very nice

Thank jerzaygurl4
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Ionela B
20 November 2017|
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Response from Bill M | Reviewed this property |
No penguins but the area which has the polar bear has several viewing vantage points and the bear seems to be animated by the crowds; very nicely done habitat suggestive of where you would expect to see polar bears. No... More
Ionela B
20 November 2017|
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Response from Tony R | Reviewed this property |
Yes look for the penguins in with the puffins
Renee C
31 August 2017|
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Response from MeandBabyBlue | Reviewed this property |
I did not check out the situation for wheelchair assessability, but I do know that there are free trams, buses and shuttles around the zoo, and to the parking lots. There is a hop on site near each entrance, and one more... More