We enjoyed stopping in to see the aninals. The otters and wolves were our favorites. They have a wonderful climbing structure our son loved.
If vising Asheville with kids this is a must. From the indoor snake, turtle and frog displays to the otters, owls, cougars, wolves, bears foxes and deer outside you will not be disappointed. They also have a small barn and petting area. I think most of these are rehab animals so this doesn't have that zoo feel to it all.... More
While the nature center isn't exactly a full-fledged zoo - it has a lot of animals that are native to North Carolina, and it is a great place to see that animals and learn about nature. Great for kids!
This is a great place to go if you like animals. they have a great selections. They walking path is nice and you can go at your speed. Kids love to see animal and it is a great place to take photos
We stopped here on a whim and it was a perfect "stretch your legs" place to break up a drive. It was educational and fun. The otters were my favorite exhibit. It is a very small discovery center style zoo. We took our time and 90 minutes was plenty. It was $8 per adult to get in. It did not... More
I did not know a lot about WNC when I first visited so I was pretty amazed they had so many animals and activities as they did not being a state zoo. One major thing I enjoyed about this zoo was that most/maybe all animals are from NC area. Even though you can see these animals in the wild you... More
A beautiful setting to learn about NC wildlife. We enjoyed seeing Mountain lions, and wolves up close and our 5 year old daughter especially liked watching the playful otters. Staff and volunteers very friendly and enthusiastic. New sider web climbing exhibit opened the day we were there - a big hit with the kids!
This was a nice way to spend an afternoon. It was very well adapted for a wheel chair to visit. The animals aren't in small cages that leave you feeling sorry for them. No real place for a break and a snack so if you are traveling with little ones, take something with you. Great place for budding photographers.
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