As The World’s Largest Zoo, It’s Time To Plan A Visit To The North Carolina Zoo
With 100 counties and so much land mass to cover, it stands to reason that someone could spend a lifetime here and still not discover all the goodness this state has to offer. But most people have at least heard of the North Carolina Zoo, even if they haven’t actually gone (yet). What most people may not realize is that the North Carolina Zoo is not only the largest walk-through zoo, but also the largest natural habitat zoo in the world. So what are you waiting for? You’ll love exploring the largest zoo in North Carolina.
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When is the last time you visited the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro? What are your other favorite attractions in North Carolina? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
This isn’t the only zoo in North Carolina. For another fun activity, head to the Greensboro Science Center. This fascinating place is one of the best attractions in North Carolina. Here, you can stare at unique mammals, discover rare fish, and get an up-close view of giant snakes. In addition to the mesmerizing wildlife, this destination offers exciting classes and camps. You and your family will have a ball at this North Carolina destination.
What are the best family friendly activities in North Carolina?
For more family-friendly attractions in North Carolina, visit Tweetsie Railroad in Blowing Rock. Everyone loves this scenic 3-mile train ride. It’s the perfect way to experience North Carolina’s gorgeous landscapes. If you loved this, then you’ll also want to take the family to the Museum of Life and Science in Durham. This giant learning center spans more than 80 acres and has plenty of playgrounds, discovery zones, and animal exhibits.
Are there any aquariums in North Carolina?
There are so many great aquariums in the area. The Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores is one of the best attractions in North Carolina. Discover the animals of the deep at this breathtaking destination. If you don’t live near this astonishing place — no fear. It’s actually part of a system of aquariums, and you can also find miraculous sea creatures at their Roanoke Island and Fort Fisher locations. There’s no excuse not to plan a fun and educational outing!
Robin Jarvis is a travel and entertainment writer and editor for OnlyInYourState.com with a bachelor's degree in Journalism. Her love for travel has taken her to many parts of the world. She spent more than two decades living on the coast in South Carolina and currently lives in the mountains of North Carolina - although she still makes it back to see family in South Carolina quite often. When she's not working, she loves to hike, kayak, and check out new adventures. Get in touch at [email protected]
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