N.C. Zoo in Asheboro, N.C.

After you've taken in the wonders of nature at places like the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and at Raleigh, N.C.'s lakes, parks and gardens, take another walk on the wild side at North Carolina Zoo.

Just 77 miles west of Raleigh, the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro, N.C., is the nation's largest walk-through natural habitat zoo with exhibits on more than 500 acres. Among the most popular exhibits are those that display polar bears, lions, giraffes, elephants, sea lions, baboons, gorillas and rhinoceroses.

Few zoos provide the experience of animals native to several continents displayed in their own natural habitats!

From Raleigh, take U.S. Hwy. 64 W.
Turn left onto Zoo Pkwy./N.C. Hwy. 159
Go 4.4 miles
Turn left at the North Carolina Zoo entrance

4401 Zoo Pkwy.
Asheboro, N.C. 27205