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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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A family getaway

Our family loved the zoo! Great exhibits with large open viewing areas. We went in September so the... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2015
Danielle L
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One of NCs finest accomplishments

Returning to this unique habitat after my initial visit over 25 years ago, I had to return for an... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2015
Morehead City, North Carolina
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4401 Zoo Parkway, Asheboro, NC 27205-1425
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Reviewed 16 September 2015 via mobile

Our family loved the zoo! Great exhibits with large open viewing areas. We went in September so the weather was perfect! Beautiful shaded trails through the zoo. Lots of walking so wear comfy shoes. Our only complaint was that none of the many carts for...More

3  Thank Danielle L
Reviewed 15 September 2015

Returning to this unique habitat after my initial visit over 25 years ago, I had to return for an update in my mind. The African exhibit was new to me and having never been on a safari, I was fully engrossed by the animals...elephants, hippos,...More

1  Thank CrystalCoasBroker
Reviewed 14 September 2015 via mobile

We live 15 minutes from the zoo, so any given Saturday, we can just hop in the car & head over to see the animals. Having a family membership allows us to go and only stay for an hour or two & come back later...More

Thank Amanda S
Reviewed 13 September 2015

This is a lovely zoo. The animal enclosures are large, and I feel that they have given a lot of attention to the care of their beautiful and diverse animal population. But, plan on doing a great deal of walking. As seniors we wished there...More

Thank lynrobb
Reviewed 11 September 2015

the animals are wonderful to see. In some places, the space is large you can not see the animals. they created a new living quarters for the polar bears, very nice but one polar bear has passed away. the giraffes, had several but last update...More

1  Thank stegeddy
Reviewed 10 September 2015

Not a zoo person normally (I find them kind of depressing). But this zoo is different. The elephants have some room to roam. The paths have some nice shade, which I really appreciated on a hot summer day. It was surprisingly uncrowded on the day...More

1  Thank Caravaggisti_13
Reviewed 10 September 2015

Was a great day trip for my wife and I. A variety of animals, from elephants and cougars to polar bears and chimpanzees. I would recommend going in the cooler part of the year or at least on a cooler day, as the animals aren't...More

Thank thedudefromnc
Reviewed 10 September 2015

This place is an hour's drive from where we stay, and makes for a good day trip. This place was not very crowded,had many exhibits, frequent tram service, water fountains and restrooms - everything needed for family with children. This place has decent animal exhibits,...More

Thank Sousabby
Reviewed 9 September 2015

This zoo is huge. Most of the walkways are completely covered by the forest canopy providing wonderful shade for visitors. There are two sections: Africa and North America. I recommend starting with Africa as both the exhibits and the animals were more interesting in that...More

Thank stevenutah
Reviewed 9 September 2015

I thought this zoo was awesome.. A lot of walking with slopes. They have an exhibit where you can feed the giraffes. My kids and I loved that!!!!! so many of the exhibits are wide open, the animals have a lot of space

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Chuck H
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Response from Herschel C | Reviewed this property |
Definitely not unless they are a service dog.
Chuck H
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Response from nealvilleusa | Reviewed this property |
I did not notice.
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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.