Kids love the Zoo! Best family attraction between Charlotte and Raleigh

Be wild, be free at the North Carolina Zoo, home to most amazing creatures you will ever see!

Gorgeous Elephant Habitat at NC Zoo

Gorgeous Elephant Habitat at NC Zoo

The beautiful 500 acres park is located at the foot of Uwharrie Mountains, just south of Asheboro and half way between Charlotte and Research Triangle Park.

The Zoo is open daily from 9AM to 5PM (4PM November through March) and admission is $10 adults, $8 seniors and $6 children 2-12.

TIP! Save $3 with a combo ticket and get 2 tickets to either 4D Theater or the Carousel. Riverbanks Zoo members get in for half price.

Admire over 1,100 animals and 40,000 plants native to Africa and North America spread along 5 miles of shaded pathways.

Just for kids fun things to do

• Buckle up for an exhilarating safari in Kenya! In the Wild Earth Africa 4-D ride you can literally feel the elephants stomping, get showered by rhinos and tagged with a veterinary dart (Junction Plaza, $3 admission, open 10AM – 3PM daily March 1 – November 30).

• While at Junction Plaza, climb aboard the popular Carousel ($2 per ride)

• Be Spider-Man at the Garden Friends Playground, best place for young children to run wild.

• Build a fort, dig in the garden and draw with chalk at KidZone. Enjoy live animal presentations Thursday – Sunday at 1:30PM (near Garden Friends Playground. Open April 6 – November 1 from 9AM to 4:30PM).

• Feed Giraffes at the new Acacia Station (daily from 10AM to 2PM)

• See how honey is made watching a live bee hive at the Honey Bee Garden


6 Responses

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  2. […] for adventure? This Labor Day take your family to NC Zoo in Asheboro for a wild, fun and rewarding experience! Admission is $10 adults, $8 seniors and $6 kids 2-12. […]

  3. “Best attraction between Charlotte and Raleigh”? Even better than that! Quite simply, this is the best attraction in the Carolinas, and one of the best zoos in the USA. Very few zoos display animals in such natural conditions as this one does.

    Allen Nyhuis, Coauthor: America’s Best Zoos

    • Hi Allen

      You may be right! I love this place. Every time I visit, it surprises me even more (in a good way). Like the new Honey Bee exhibit.

      Thanks for commenting on my blog, you have nice website yourself!


  4. […] Zoo is not big by any means. It doesn’t boast 21st century facilities like other zoos (see North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro). Cute baby orangutan showing off her skills Yet every time we come to Greenville we end up at the […]

  5. […] The Animal Discovery Zoological Park, is open 10AM – 4PM (12:30 PM on Sundays) and features Bengal tigers, spunky meerkats, acrobatic gibbons, loud howler monkeys, Nile crocodiles, maned wolves, wallabies and the usual farm animals. I have to admit it is quite a competitor to the NC Zoo. […]

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