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North Carolina Zoo

#1 of 20 things to do in Asheboro Features Animals
4401 Zoo Parkway, Asheboro, NC 27205-1425
+1 800-488-0444
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Disappointing Based on Hype

Went to NC Zoo after seeing billboards with wording "largest" and website "Nations largest walk... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Charlotte, North Carolina
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Spend 5 hours and walked more than 8 miles. Is amazing and the best zoo!! All animals in one... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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4401 Zoo Parkway, Asheboro, NC 27205-1425
+1 800-488-0444
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went to NC Zoo after seeing billboards with wording "largest" and website "Nations largest walk- through, natural habitat zoo". Must be something with the wording for them to be able to make that claim. It was a nice zoo but not what we were expecting...More

Thank cms28269
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Spend 5 hours and walked more than 8 miles. Is amazing and the best zoo!! All animals in one place...

Reviewed 4 days ago

Get ready to spend the day here. This place is HUGE! It's easily a 2 mile walk from the Africa gate to the North America Gate. But between those 2 points there is so much to see and do that you will forget about the...More

Thank Dave C
Reviewed 4 days ago

This zoo is the best !!! We spent the day here and it was a blast !! They have a area before you enter the zoo that has plenty of picnic tables, vending machines, and restrooms. We enjoyed our picnic and it was a covered...More

Thank tntnn
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My husband and I along with our four children ranging in age from 15-2 made the three hour drive from our home to visit the NC Zoo on a Friday. The zoo itself is very nice and on Friday was not crowded at all. But...More

Thank trehog
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I went to this zoo together on a Monday. We knew it was going to be a hot day so we brought a few waters in with us. This was no problem. We got there at about 9:10 and parked in North...More

1  Thank brittanytaylor04
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great time but prepare to WALK a lot. We spent 4 hours at the park and walked 5 miles. I would suggest going in the fall it would be the best time to go since it was TOO hot for most of the...More

1  Thank BonnieWhichard1967
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although we live in NC we had never been to the NC Zoo. On a trip back from Mt Airy we decided it would a good stop. It was a sunny day but there was some shade to be found among the walkways & lots...More

1  Thank snow2day
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Even though I live close to the zoo, each time is exciting and the park is so huge I get a ton of exercise while seeing beautiful things and animals. Would recommend and will be going back soon.

1  Thank SamanthaBrocks
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to zoos in 4 dif states and this is by far the worst. There are not enough animals to match the expanse of the property. One would expect to see more big cats than just four lions. Where are the leopards, cheetahs,...More

1  Thank na51avg
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Chuck H
21 June 2017|
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Response from Herschel C | Reviewed this property |
Definitely not unless they are a service dog.
Chuck H
21 June 2017|
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Response from nealvilleusa | Reviewed this property |
I did not notice.
21 June 2017|
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Response from Donna A | Reviewed this property |
This is a yes/no situation. Sometimes they are very close to the small pond that separates them from the waist high railing. You can get great photos there. If they are being fed then they are at the back of the exhibit.