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North Carolina Zoo

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4401 Zoo Parkway, Asheboro, NC 27205-1425
+1 800-488-0444
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This is my third time visiting this zoo. It's as awesome as ever! Be prepared to walk for what... read more

Reviewed today
Outer Banks, North Carolina
Large Zoo!

This Zoo has great exhibits, lots of animals to view from all around North America and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Charlotte, North Carolina
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4401 Zoo Parkway, Asheboro, NC 27205-1425
+1 800-488-0444
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Reviewed today

This is my third time visiting this zoo. It's as awesome as ever! Be prepared to walk for what feels like miles uphill. I was ready to mug a baby for a stroller by the end Lol! You definitely need the entire day to see...More

Thank metalsmithgirl
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This Zoo has great exhibits, lots of animals to view from all around North America and Africa. This is a very large zoo that requires a lot of walking. All paths are paved, although some are at inclines. There is a tram that does pickup/drop...More

Thank Cruizlvr
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a beautiful, well thought out zoo with animals in large habitats. While that does reduce your chance of seeing certain animals (we did not see rhinos which my daughter was hoping to see) it is definitely in the best interest of the animals...More

Thank Ashleigh W
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the NC zoo and go there from time to time, just to experience the different seasons and to photograph the animals. Each visit is different, because the animals mostly have a lot of space and it can be pot luck as to whether...More

1  Thank Annette M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were unfortunate to visit when several exhibits were unable to view due to repair or being movef or renovated. Over all great zoo...large enclosures...animals easy to see in most..enviroment very esthetic and pleasing...woild recommend to others but make a call to see if everything...More

Thank inbdouglass
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an amazing day. The admission price is very reasonable for a full day of entertainment. Tons of animals. Beautiful habitats. Be prepared for lots of walking but there is a tram to bring you back to where you parked. This trip wore out...More

Thank tara m
Reviewed 1 week ago

First off......This zoo is HUGE!!! Please do not under estimate it! Second......Plan ahead, plan ahead, plan ahead. Our last two visits we have thoroughly enjoyed this zoo but we have a game plan and a plan of attach each time! I can say due to...More

Thank AnW520
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So Much Promise. Such a wonderful and beautiful place. So Many Shortcomings Sadly. This is a wonderful natural habitat zoo, the world's largest in fact, yet I fear its senior management perhaps has self-congratulatory tin ears and may perhaps be obsessed with "Master Plans" and...More

2  Thank Bababooeytoyouall
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent an early fall day here. My husband and I, grandparents, decided we needed to get back to our inner child. So happy to see how well maintained the zoo grounds and facilities are kept. The animals are healthy and everything is so clean. Our...More

Thank Suzanne C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here on a weekend with our 1 year old. We had a really good time. Pros: Large Exhibits, animals seem well taken care of, reasonable prices (gift shop, admission and food), lots of walking and hills, prompt shuttle service, easy parking Cons: People!...More

1  Thank Cynthia S
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Renee C
31 August 2017|
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Response from MeandBabyBlue | Reviewed this property |
I did not check out the situation for wheelchair assessability, but I do know that there are free trams, buses and shuttles around the zoo, and to the parking lots. There is a hop on site near each entrance, and one more... More
29 August 2017|
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Response from Cisco1211 | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest the Hampton Inn. There's another hotel right beside it also. These are the closest.
29 August 2017|
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Response from Diane H | Reviewed this property |
I stayed at the Hampton Asheboro with my grandkids. They loved the large indoor pool, and breakfast was great. I'd stay there again in a heartbeat.