Going to the NC Zoo?
March 29 – October: 9 AM – 5 PM
November – March: 9 AM – 4 PM
The NC Zoo is open year round except Christmas Day.
The 1st question you should ask yourself when you go to the NC Zoo is: Africa or North America? If you choose Africa, then you will be delighted by elephants, rhinos, gorillas and soon to be lemurs, but if you prefer North America, get ready to be dazzled by black bears, polar bears and the great American bison.
What strikes you first about the Asheboro attraction is its shear size. One of the best attractions in North Carolina, you can walk over 5 miles and spend 5 hours on the zoo grounds (wear smart shoes, not high heeled boots). There is even a shuttle between the North America and Africa sections of the park to ferry hungry, tired souls from one expanse to the other. No matter where you choose to start, one thing is for certain, you will see animals and plenty of them from tiny fuzzy ones, to large scaly ones to blue poisonous ones, to pink winged ones, to all the ones in between and for only $10. That’s right, $10. For the price of a day at the movies, you can walk around this expansive compound and see mother natures greatest beasts at one of North Carolina’s best attractions. Who knew the zoo was such a bargain!
The North Carolina Zoological Park is located about 1.5 hrs from Charlotte and 60 minutes South of Greensboro in Asheboro, NC.
In the event of severe weather, the Zoo’s operating hours may change. See the weather forecast for Asheboro, NC. To plan your Zoo visit, please check the Zoo’s homepage for updates or call 1-800-488-0444.
Waynette Hoover Araj, Realtor
RE/MAX Central Realty