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North Carolina Zoo

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4401 Zoo Pkwy, Asheboro, NC 27205-1425
+1 800-488-0444
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Open spaces for large animals really nice

The zoo is a sophisticated one with very large enclosures for gorillas and lions for example. The... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2016
Brian Carl J
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Alexandria
Nice zoo

Went for the day zoo is very nice and reasonably priced. Beware a lot of walking and very hot. I... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2016
larry h
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Marion, North Carolina
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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4401 Zoo Pkwy, Asheboro, NC 27205-1425
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Reviewed 8 August 2016

The zoo is a sophisticated one with very large enclosures for gorillas and lions for example. The animals are a bit far off is the trade off but the space has to help. Overall nice variety of animals be ready for walking because of the...More

Thank Brian Carl J
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Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Went for the day zoo is very nice and reasonably priced. Beware a lot of walking and very hot. I will definitely go back but will make sure to go in the fall. The only real problem was the heat and most of the animals...More

Thank larry h
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Reviewed 4 August 2016

A coworker had suggested that I check out the NC Zoo in Asheboro (I live in Myrtle Beach, SC.). I visited the Zoo on July 31, 2016. The experience was absolutely incredible. Yes, a lot of walking but it was worth it to check out...More

Thank James L
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Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

We are blessed to have an amazing zoo here in Asheboro! Kids love to get a season pass. Love having a place to get in exercise as your seeing all of the animals.

Thank Julie B
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Reviewed 3 August 2016

Never been to such brilliant zoo , the animals looked healthy , they had big enclosures plenty of scope ,we saw all animals up close truly amazing ,lots of information and when we got tired (there's a lot of walking) we could take the bus...More

Thank Carolyn C
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Reviewed 3 August 2016

I just visited this zoo for the first time in many years. It's very unusual, in that it's laid out on a vast expanse of land. Many of the enclosures are typical of the modern zoo, but, in addition, there are large expanses of land...More

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Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

We traveled from SC with our 2 young kiddos for my daughters 3rd bday. We were not impressed. While the price was not bad (we did the $5 bonus thing they offer - you get souvenir cup and some ride tickets) the zoo experience was...More

Thank dgrove2012
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Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Such a big and beautiful zoo. All of my kids enjoyed it (ages ranging from 13 to 2). Was a bit hot but it was July! On cooler days the walking wouldn't have been that bad. A very scenic zoo. Planning on returning in the...More

Thank Codybririley
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Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

First let me say that July is a hot month to visit the zoo. If you want to go during summer, be prepared with sunscreen, hats and cooling towels (they sell for $6 in gift shops.) My young teens loved the new ropes course. The...More

1  Thank brettsma02
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Reviewed 28 July 2016

I have been to many zoos around the world and this one is by far my favorite. The animal habitats are very large and resemble their natural habitats. The NC zoo is definitely the biggest tourist attraction in Asheboro and is a must see for...More

Thank Isaiah B
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Glorimar R
15 April 2018|
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Response from NCluvtrav | Reviewed this property |
First of all I do not know how to read Spanish, so I am answering as if I do: To complete the park??? That totally depends on how quickly you stand at each exhibit, decide to eat, have children, how quickly you walk, etc... More
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Jessica L
10 April 2018|
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Response from NCZoo | Property representative |
Jessica, yes, a cinch pack may be brought into the Zoo. Backpacks used as camera bags, diaper bags or pocketbooks can be brought into the Zoo. School students should not bring backpacks. The Zoo reserves the right to check... More
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28 February 2018|
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Response from John S | Reviewed this property |
If you want to avoid the crowds, go on the first day AFTER a major holiday. We went on the day after Labor Day last year and the place was practically deserted...540 people went thru the gates according to a staff member... More
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