Zoos in Raleigh

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Temple
For animal loving kids, Touchstone Farm in New Hampshire makes a fun day out where they can spend time with horses, as well as other farm animals
Cameron
A rescue zoo currently caring for over 300 exotic creatures, including aviary, reptile room and extensive habitats. The Safari Ride element is a guided jaunt around the perimeter with plenty to see in the enclosures and some free roaming breeds as we...
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 tours - from wolves, tigers and lions!
Its a ZOO Life
(54 Miles)
Pinetops
If you're traveling into Pinetops North Carolina on Hwy 111 South, and just so happen to catch a glimpse of what looks like a zebra or even a few miniature animals, you're not seeing things, and your eyes aren't playing tricks on you. That was a zebr...
North Carolina Zoo
(1)
(65 Miles)
Asheboro
Connect with wildlife from two different continents as you explore 500 acres of exhibits carefully constructed to resemble natural habitats. Walk from Africa
Cove City
Hayrides, animal feeding, nature trail, guided tours , ice cream parlour, maze and picnic areas. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in North Carolina
Ridgeway
Amazing Interactive Animal Experience! All tours by appointment so you can touch & hold the animals! Petting Ranch Critters like you have never had in your life! Come visit exotic and domestic animals! Cuddle a Mountain Coatimundi! Kiss a Potbelly P...
Tiger World
(105 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 and walkabout self-guided tours in Rockwell, NC. (O...
Bear Path Acres
(107 Miles)
Franklin
An animal sanctuary with native wildlife, exotics from all over the world, plus reptiles and farm animals. You can feed the horses, sheep, llama, and goats, pet the rabbits and play with the ferrets!
The Lazy 5 Ranch
(118 Miles)
Mooresville
A privately owned exotic animal drive thru park that offers a 3.5 mile safari through the gently sloping pasturelands of Piedmont, North Carolina. While visiting at the Lazy 5 Ranch you will have the opportunity to view over 750 animals from six diff...
Moseley
Hop aboard the Safari Train and take a fifteen minute ride into the African Savannah. Get up close and personal with free-ranging animals while receiving a guided tour.
Zootastic Park
(1)
(124 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.
Mill Mountain Zoo
(1)
(126 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.
Pine Knoll Shores
From the mountains to the sea, this family aquarium will take you on an aquatic journey from the peaks to the Atlantic, with fascinating and educational programs and experiences for kids.
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.
Kure Beach
An underwater adventure for the whole family where they can journey along "The Waters of Cape Fear" and even touch sharks!
North Myrtle Beach
Live shows and feedings are also popular with visitors at this incredible facility, along with the many other animals housed there including literally hundreds of gators who can be up to 13ft in length and weigh 600lbs
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!
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.
Ripleys Aquarium
(143 Miles)
Myrtle Beach
A $40 million, state-of-the-art, 87,000 square-foot aquarium experience, located at Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. It is South Carolina's most visited attraction, where guests are entertained by some of the world's most beauti...
Waccatee Zoo
(148 Miles)
Myrtle Beach
located within 500 acres of private, carefully preserved, wooded property. Along winding trails, beneath shady trees you'll find over 100 species of animals, all treated like family. This zoo receives no state or government funding, just lots of T....
Max Meadows
Fort Chiswell Animal Park is a free-range zoo located on 45 acres just off Exit 80 on I-81/I-77. The zoo is home to animals from six continents and has become a favorite destination for families, schools, churches, and group travel tours due to the h...
Virginia Zoo
(152 Miles)
Norfolk
Meet over 350 amazing animals. Take a ride on the Zoo train. Explore gorgeous gardens or splash in fountains on pretty days. A fairytale family day.
Virginia Beach
Check out our hundreds of hands-on exhibits, outdoor aviary, nature trail, and marshlands. Plus you won't want to miss the 3D IMAX Theater. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Virginia beach for kids.
Manteo
An underwater adventure with native North Carolina creatures. Kids can enjoy this underwater adventure on Roanoke Island, with the largest shark collection in the state!
Columbia
The Carolina Children's Garden is comprised of two acres of themed gardens designed to inspire creative play and to encourage families to garden together in their own communities. It is open daily from 7:30 am until dusk; public programs and educati...
Bug Box
(182 Miles)
Fredericksburg
Our zoo features exotic insects, arachnids, and crustaceans from around the world. Yikes, we also have a pet snake"Fred", two family member turtles, frogs and toads, Sammy salamander and so much more! And visitors can view hundreds of specimens and s...
Riverbanks Zoo
(184 Miles)
Columbia
From elephants and koalas to penguins and sharks, formal gardens to natural woodlands, Riverbanks Zoo and Garden promises new discoveries around every corner!
Luray
Seeing zookeepers interact with animals and know them personally. Having a zookeeper available to answer your questions. Getting Close and personal with animals is something Luray Zoo does best! Have you ever been close enough to a tiger you can cou...
Raleigh
Featuring Miniature Golf, Go-Karts, Laser Tag, Batting Cages and Mega Arcade! With over 100 interactive arcade and ticket redemption games, you're sure to have a great time in our mega-arcade. You can drive, blast, and dance your way to a great time...
Natural Bridge
At the Haunted Monster Museum you will experience Professor Cline's work displayed haunted house style. Visitor's say it's Bizarre and unique, like Scooby Doo meets the Twilight Zone. Here we showcase the very best of this type of fun family entertai...
Carowinds
(138 Miles)
Charlotte
Massive water and theme park for the family with something for children of all ages.
G-Force Karts
(142 Miles)
Richmond
Your top location in Richmond for go-kart racing. Great for families, kids, and adults.
Family Kingdom
(146 Miles)
Myrtle Beach
Features more than 30 rides including a thrilling wooden roller coaster and South Carolina's largest ferris wheel with one-of-a-kind views of the ocean. Splash down on our Log Flume, freefall 110 feet in our Slingshot Drop Zone, bounce a bit on our b...
Williamsburg
With dozens of thrilling rides and attractions, ten main stage shows, a wide variety of authentic foods and shops, and a magical children's area, Busch Gardens Williamsburg is the ticket to a world-class adventure.
Kings Dominion
(157 Miles)
Doswell
They've got the most hair-raising rides, the wettest water park, the most sizzling stage shows, and tons of other cool stuff everyone can enjoy. 400 acres of ultimate entertainment for the entire family!
Virginia Beach
A super fun amusement park in Virginia Beach with family fun rides, tasty foods and super awesome games!
Blowing Rock
Tweetsie Railroad is one of North Carolina's premium theme park with a Wild West and rail theme.
Fantasy Lake
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(60 Miles)
Hope Mills
Tarzan and Trapeze Swings - Master Blaster Slides - Banana Slides - Fantasy Land for Kids + loads more and cafe
Greensboro
With over 36 rides and attractions, there's something for everyone from mild to wild, tots to seniors and wet to dry.
White Lake
Cool family water fun with lots of water activities to spend the day in, including pools, slides, a lazy river and for something different, even indy karting!
Kannapolis
Swimming, waterslides, disc and miniature golf, volleyball and playground
Charlotte
Ray's Splash Planet is unlike anything in the Carolinas!! Ray's includes a one-of-a-kind water park with fun-filled features. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in North Carolina
Splash Valley
(131 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!
Myrtle Beach
South Carolina's largest water park, presents 20 acres of swerves, curves, waves and chutes and more than one million gallons of water.
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, Water Basketball, Shaded swimming and sitting area in...
Williamsburg
Great waterpark set to a 50's and 60's surf theme. Don't miss the newest attraction - The Hubba Hubba Highway - an interactive river adventure, guests can "cruise" down this free-floating river ride through drenching coconuts and cool geysers.
Williamsburg
Whether it's 10 degrees below or raining cats and dogs, it's always a balmy 84 degrees inside the resort's gigantic, 67,000 square-foot indoor waterpark. Bear Track Landing puts the emphasis on fun with nine waterslides, six pools and a four-story tr...
Surfside Beach
24 Slides - Wipe Out Wave Pool - Lazy River Ride - Wallys Kiddie Lagoon - Adult Lounge Pool - Mini Golf - Go-Carts - Bumper Boats - Snack Bar - Gift Shop. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in South C...
Virginia Beach
Ocean Breeze Waterpark has added two new body slides for the summer of 2008."Walk the Plank" is a 200 foot dark tunnel with an exhilarating 50 foot drop!"Pirates Plummet" has a tunnel that opens up just as you begin the steep plunge down the slide.

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Fun places to visit in Raleigh with kids

There are so many fun places to go with kids in North Carolina - great zoos and aquariums, museums, theme parks, water parks and swimming pools, places to visit outdoors (many of which are cheap or free), historical places of interest, activities and indoor play centres for toddlers as well as the usual family tourist attractions - take a look above, lots of the best things to do with children in NC