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North Carolina Zoo

North Carolina Zoo Review

The over 2,200-acre zoo, home to more than 1,100 animals from more than 250 species and with more than 5 mi of walking trails, was the first zoo in the country designed from the get-go as a natural-habitat facility. The park includes the 300-acre African Region, which features the Watani Grasslands elephant exhibit, a 200-acre North American Region with polar bears and grizzlies, and an interactive kids zone. This is a massive park, so take advantage of the tram that connects the various areas.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 4401 Zoo Pkwy., Asheboro, NC 27205 | Map It
  • Phone: 336/879–7000; 800/488–0444
  • Cost: $12
  • Hours: Apr.–Sept., daily 9–5; Oct.–Mar., daily 9–4.
  • Website:
  • Location: Asheboro
Updated: 10-13-2012

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