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Mill Mountain Zoo
Parkway Spur Rd
Tel: 540 343 3241


We are located on top of Mill Mountain next to the giant STAR that overlooks the beautiful city of Roanoke. We apologize for any inconvenience, but Mill Mountain Zoo does not have a specific street address for use with Map Quest or other resources.

Where are we going today?

Mill Mountain Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and 1 of only 3 Zoos and Aquariums accredited in the State of Virginia. Accreditation is a detailed review and inspection process covering all aspects of an institution's operation.

Mill Mountain Zoo is home to more than 175 animals including mammals, birds, reptiles and invertebrates, including 21 vulnerable species! The Zoo offers year round educational and recreational opportunities!

There are regular events plus spring and summer camps and animal encounter experiences to be had too.

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$7.50
  • Children$5
  • Free Under: 2 years.

When can we go?

10am to 4:30pm with grounds closing at 5pm.

Open all year long, except for New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Teachers corner

Our Zoo is a great place for school groups, scout troops, church groups and others. Animal Encounters Outreach Programs: If you can not visit the Zoo, we can visit you. Our education programs include encounters with live animals..

Any Top Tips?

The Zoo Choo is a miniature model G-16 train that operates daily at the Mill Mountain Zoo. $2 each running every 30 minutes..

Doing our bit

We firmly believe that a little knowledge can go a long way in cultivating respect and love for animals. That’s why we work hard to provide a variety of educational programs and learning opportunities at the Zoo and within our community..

Can I get one of those?

There is a Gift Shop in which to buy great souvenirs..

What people are saying?

  • "Small Zoo"

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    Very few animals at this zoo. Zoo is very small, can tour whole zoo in about 30 minutes.

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