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Central North Carolina Sights

North Carolina Zoo

  • 4401 Zoo Pkwy. Map It
  • Asheboro
  • Zoo/Aquarium

Updated 10/23/2014

Fodor's Review

The over 2,200-acre zoo, home to more than 1,100 animals from more than 250 species and with more than 5 miles of walking trails, was the first zoo in the country designed from the start 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.

Sight Information


4401 Zoo Pkwy., Asheboro, North Carolina, 27205, United States

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336-879–7000; 800-488–0444


Sight Details:

  • $12
  • Late Mar.–Oct. daily 9–5, Nov.–late Mar., daily 9–4

Updated 10/23/2014


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