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Zoos in HILLSVILLE

It’s animal time in Hillsville, Virginia and they are calling YOU!

For those families who LOVE those animal encounters, look no further than Hillsville because this The Old Dominion State city has plenty of them!

We have to start with zoos. These are the most iconic way to experience wildlife, and great to visit with children. They offer animal encounters, and kids can experience creatures from all across the globe.  

Farms are a great alternative for a more hands-on experience with petting zoos and barnyard fun. Wildlife sanctuaries offer kids an invaluable lesson in conservation, and animal-specific attractions let kids really immerse themselves in their favorite creatures!

Whatever wildlife experience you choose with children, you know they will walk away filled with memories and knowledge that can’t be replaced. They’ll have a ROAR-ing time! 

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  • Fort Chiswell Animal Park

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    (15 miles) Max Meadows

    Animal fun with this free-range zoo, filled with creatures from 6 continents, and a petting zoo to hand feed llamas, deer and goats!

  • Flying Flowers Butterfly House

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    (21 miles) Wytheville

    All things butterflies at this butterfly house, with programs, walks, and a fun experience for kids to walk through these colorful creatures

  • Infinity Acres Petting Ranch

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    (52 miles) Ridgeway

    A fun interactive animal experience where kids can pet and hold a whole range of creatures! Ready to come face to face with a Llama at Infinity Acres!

  • Mill Mountain Zoo

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    (56 miles) Roanoke

    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.

  • Zootastic Park

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    (74 miles) Troutman

    An educational zoo with a great selection of well cared for mammals, birds and reptiles in comfortable habitats for close up study and enjoyment.

  • The Lazy 5 Ranch

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    (79 miles) Mooresville

    A privately owned exotic animal drive thru park that offers a 3.5 mile safari with over 750 animals from six different continents!

  • Tiger World

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    (85 miles) Rockwell

    Tiger World is a nonprofit animal conservation and educational center dedicated to rescue, rehabilitation, and preservation of exotic animals. We are open to the public for educational guided tours ...

  • Conservators Center

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    (87 miles) Burlington

    A beautiful non-profit organisation that rescues, preserves and educates about threatened species. The Conservators Center welcomes families to experience these beautiful creatures through pre-booked ...

  • The Natural Bridge Zoo

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    (90 miles) Natural Bridge

    Home of the most complete collection of exotic zoo animals and birds in the state, a breeding and rescue zoo for rare and endangered species. Pet and hug many occupants!

  • Virginia Safari Park

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    (92 miles) Natural Bridge

    Virginia Safari park is Virginia's only Drive-Thru Zoo. A great place to visit to get up close and personal to some of the amazing animals.

  • North Carolina Zoo

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    (96 miles) Asheboro

    Kids and the family can experience wildlife from two different continents on 500 acres of exhibits carefully constructed to resemble natural habitats! Animal-tastic North Carolina fun!

  • Carolina Raptor Center

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    (98 miles) Huntersville

    Stroll along the nature trail for a self-guided tour, observe raptors in their aviaries, watch a presentation of live raptors and chat with our Wild Wings Educators about your favorite bird of prey.

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  • Alexander Water Park

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    (23 miles) Dublin

    Water purifying system - No More red eyes, green hair, itchy skin or faded swim suits. 8 Lane Lap Pool, Walk in access to water, Heated Water, 38 ft. long Water Slide, Spray Toys and Water Drops, ...

  • Splash Valley

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    (57 miles) Roanoke

    Featuring two 34-foot high water slides, a current river, and a children's play area with spray features, Splash Valley is fun for everyone!

  • Wet n Wild Emerald Point

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    (72 miles) Greensboro

    With over 36 rides and attractions, there's something for everyone from mild to wild, tots to seniors and wet to dry.

  • Kannapolis Recreation Park

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    (87 miles) Kannapolis

    Swimming, waterslides, disc and miniature golf, volleyball and playground

  • Black Mountain Chocolate Factory

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    (53 miles) Winston-Salem

    Explore the workings of a real chocolate factory in downtown Winston-Salem, with self-guided tours or special behind the scenes tours!

  • Triad ECO Adventures

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    (55 miles) Winston-Salem

    Take a tour of Winston-Salem in style with Triad ECO Adventures, with Segway Tours and paddle-board lessons!

  • SciWorks

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    (47 miles) Winston Salem

    With a state-of-the-art Planetarium, 17 acre Environmental Park and 35,000 square feet of exhibits, learning about science is fun at SciWorks. Newest feature: Sportsology Exhibit.

  • Virginia Museum of Natural History

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    (48 miles) Martinsville

    Great Natural History Museum featuring that great family favourite - The Dinisour - check events for up to date info

  • Childrens Museum of Winston Salem

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    (54 miles) Winston Salem

    Galleries include multi level climbing zones, soft and hard construction area, kids' library, plus the Enchanted Forest which itself comprises over a dozen separate play stations associated with ...

  • Old Salem Museums and Gardens

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    (54 miles) Winston-Salem

    Learn about the historic town of Salem through, and experience history right before your eyes in this historical museum attraction!

  • Museum of Transportation

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    (56 miles) Roanoke

    Houses lots of steam locomotives including the J611, diesel engines, railcars, trucks, trolleys, carriages, vintage cars, an O-gauge layout (which the small people love) plus many special exhibits ...

  • ArtVenture Interactive Center

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    (56 miles) Roanoke

    Art Venture is a hands-on interactive gallery and art center that is fun for EVERYONE! You can paint a portrait, play a musical painting, design a chair, stage a puppet show, drive a circus wagon, or ...

  • Science Museum of Western Virginia

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    (56 miles) Roanoke

    Providing hands-on, interactive exhibits. Utilizing our planetarium as an educational and entertaining resource. Offering a variety of innovative programs, both on-site and in the community.

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