Visit With A Real, Live Reindeer For The Ultimate Christmas Adventure In West Virginia

There are so many fun, festive things to do in the Mountain State during the winter… but here’s one that probably isn’t the first option to come to mind when you’re musing about what to do and see locally in the month of December: you can take a trip to visit some reindeer!

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To learn more about visiting the Oglebay Good Zoo around Christmas time in general or joining Santa’s Reindeer Training School in particular, visit Oglebay Good Zoo online here. The zoo is open 7 days a week and admission to the animal exhibits is $8 to $11. Tickets for Santa’s Reindeer School are $70 for two (price includes zoo admission); once you purchase the original two tickets, add up to 3 more friends for $16 each.

Have you thought about booking an animal encounter at Oglebay Good Zoo before? Which animal would you choose to see up close? Oh, and don’t forget that experiences like a trip to Oglebay Good Zoo make great Christmas gifts!

Address: 345 Zoo Cir, Wheeling, WV 26003, USA