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

Reviewed 1 week ago
New Jersey
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Great Family Fun and adventure.

Plan on staying at least 2 days if you want to see it all. This zoo is huge. The staff is... read more

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

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Plan on staying at least 2 days if you want to see it all. This zoo is huge. The staff is friendly and welcoming. Asheboro itself is an okay town, lodging is high for the area as of this listing. Feed Giraffes, watch a bee...More

Thank 477aaronj
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm a guy who normally skips zoos. Maybe I had a bad zoo experience when I was a little shaver. Who knows? So, when my NC relatives said, "let's go to the NC Zoo" well, I was underwhelmed. But I went - and discovered that...More

Thank SanFranciscoGuy634
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Zoo is very large but thats good for the animals. You have to walk more but they do have a shuttle back and forth. Lots of food options for when hungry or need a break. Most animals are in easy to view locations all...More

Thank Erick S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very spread out with a multitude of displays and habitats. It's not difficult at all to spend a full day there due to the sheer size and wide variety of things to do, some of which are more centered around entertaining kids than viewing of...More

1  Thank TNorla
Reviewed 3 weeks 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 4 weeks 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

1  Thank ruthf289
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 5 weeks 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

1  Thank gailr57
Reviewed 12 November 2017

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
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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