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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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Lovely, spread out zoo with a variety of habitats!

A very well-designed zoo with paved paths and a tram to take you to some of the designated... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
via mobile
Animals Not in Cages but in Natural Habitats

I have been to the North Carolina Zoo many times. As a teacher I took children here on field trips... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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4401 Zoo Parkway, Asheboro, NC 27205-1425
+1 800-488-0444
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A very well-designed zoo with paved paths and a tram to take you to some of the designated habitats. I loved seeing the flamingos outside and all the other exotic birds in the aviary in the North American section. We then took the tram to...More

Thank Bi-coaster
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to the North Carolina Zoo many times. As a teacher I took children here on field trips. It is a great all day trip with an area for North American Animals as well as an area for African Animals. There is also...More

Thank ruthf289
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent the day enjoying the cooler weather, lesser crowds, and wonderful animals throughout the countryside. A great zoo where the animals have plenty of room to roam.

Thank TarHeel071
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice Zoo, Especially for the animals, for they have lots of room, which means we, the visitors, have lots of walking too do, between their exhibits. There is free tram to assist in getting from one area to another, however that still gives you...More

Thank gailr57
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whether you have a two day weekend, or an afternoon - there is always something to see at the North Carolina Zoo. Spend some time feeding the giraffes, or laughing at the antics of the gorillas, enjoy an afternoon bird watching in the aviary, or...More

Thank Sherry J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful visit to the zoo. We especially enjoyed the Africa section with the beautiful wide open landscaping with the giraffes and rhinos. It was quite a hike for the day as the property and walkways are on hills but we greatly enjoyed...More

Thank CoalOhio
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I went to the zoo the day after Labor Day. It was practically deserted and we were able to see all we wanted for as long as we wished. We were told normal attendance is several thousand on normal week days and...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always a fun place to visit! Growing up we went every year Christmas Eve!! As an adult we try to go at least once a season!

Thank ccallicutt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The NC Zoo is actually a state park. The animals are so well taken care of. The zoo is set on a rolling hill plain so you need to be able to walk -- it's a beautifully landscaped zoo also. A member of the AZA...More

1  Thank Jane K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I took our 7 year old grandson to camp out at the zoo. The Zoo Snooze was sponsored by UNC Alumni but any groups can do it. We spent the night in the educational building- went on a night walk (loved it!)-...More

Thank Mary Jo W
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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