We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

North Carolina Zoo

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 4401 Zoo Parkway, Asheboro, NC 27205
Phone Number:
+1 800-488-0444
09:00 - 17:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,119 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 678
  • 293
    Very good
  • 81
  • 34
  • 19
My Feet Hurt

We spent the day with our family and I must say we all really enjoyed our zoo trip. The weather was great, the crowds were small. Most of the animals were on display, some of the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
James G
Summerfield NC
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

1,119 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 1,105: English reviews
Summerfield NC
Level Contributor
177 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We spent the day with our family and I must say we all really enjoyed our zoo trip. The weather was great, the crowds were small. Most of the animals were on display, some of the attractions were closed. My Fitbit recorded 7.5 miles walking...that's why my feet hurt. For me and my family it was a great day.

Thank James G
Level Contributor
20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We drove from Myrtle Beach area to see the zoo since we had heard good things about it. We were disappointed, most of the cafes and gift shops were closed. Let alone a lot of the zoo was blocked off for construction, repair who knows. We didn't see many of the animals, the ones we did see were sleeping. It... More 

Thank Jennifer C
Sylva, North Carolina
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were around Asheboro in February, so we decided to take a trip by the NC Zoo. It was close to 80 degrees so it should have been a great day to go. We were disappointed. Most all the cafe's in the place were closed for the season, although there was a pretty big crowd there, and the ones that... More 

Thank 292guest
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This past summer was our 1st as grandparents taking babies to the zoo. There are places for smaller children and those young at heart. There are interactive areas & a movie theater. The best part was the opportunity to feed the giraffes.

Thank Donna A
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I took my girlfriend there for her birthday. The zoo has one entrance closed for the winter season and half of the places to eat. There are a limited number of places to eat at the zoo. Unless you are a parent who has a stroller of kids and food, we didn't think we could bring in a lunch or... More 

1 Thank Michael M
Cary, North Carolina
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very poorly run. We had to walk 1.5 miles to the entrance because one was closed for the season. I guess they think we live in Wisconsin. It was 80 degrees. The shuttle line was an hour long in the sun. One concession place had real food. They only made 40 sandwiches according to the staff so they ran out... More 

Thank Ryan R
Greensboro, North Carolina
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took my son and niece to the NC Zoo. We really enjoyed ourselves. We got in some great exercise while seeing all of the animals.

Thank Leslie77z
Chelmsford, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
43 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although we were staying in Raleigh, we made the 1 hr 20 min trip to the NC Zoo to make the most of a short weekend. We absolutely love this zoo! Even though it was a cold day, we hated to leave. The Africa section was not open but there was still plenty to see. The viewing areas bring you... More 

Thank Fallgirlma
Asheville, North Carolina
Level Contributor
41 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I wanted to do a quick 1 day get away just to do something fun. We love animals and have visited several zoos together, but had yet to visit the NC Zoo. It was a fun experience! We actually saw 2 giraffes trying to mate when we went...not something you see every day! The safari is cool... More 

Thank fasttrack8791
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Huge zoo with lots to see. A must for any person visiting Asheboro. Carry sufficient water and wear comfortable shoes too.

Thank Roshini G

Travellers who viewed North Carolina Zoo also viewed


Been to North Carolina Zoo? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of North Carolina Zoo and other visitors
24 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (24)

Questions? Get answers from North Carolina Zoo staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?