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Zoos and Aquariums are fun for the whole family!

Carolina Raptor Center
One of the largest raptor collections in the country. See bald and golden eagles, owls, hawks and other birds of prey at this center, located at Latta Plantation Park
6000 Sample Road, Huntersville
704-875-6521.
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Charlotte Metro Zoo
Large primates, bears, and cats are the featured attraction at this mid-size zoo; the zoo also acts a refuge for injured animals
4400 Cook Road, Rockwell NC
704-279-6363
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Hollywild Animal Park
Hollywild Animal Park is located near Inman in Spartanburg County, South Carolina, one of the most scenic and culturally diverse areas of South Carolina's Upcountry. Nestled on over 100 acres, Hollywild is home to one of the largest collections of rare and exotic animals in the Southeast. Many of our animals are "ZooperStars" of movies and commercials.
Inman, S.C.
864-472-2038
hapguestbook@hollywild.com

Lazy 5 Ranch
Open seven days a week for tours of the trail featuring exotic animals such as zebra, giraffe, buffalo, antelope and much more.
15100 N.C. 150, Mooresville, NC
704-663-5100
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North Carolina Zoological Park
Zoo is nationally recognized as one of the nationís finest zoos. Among the most popular exhibits are those that display polar bears, sea lions, river otters, alligators, elephants, gorillas, baboons, rhinoceros, giraffes, and zebra
4401 Zoo Parkway ∑ Asheboro, NC
1.800.488.0444
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Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Gardens
Home to more than 2,000 magnificent and fascinating animals and one of the nation's most beautiful and inspiring botanical gardens. The lush 170-acre site features dynamic natural habitat exhibits, scenic river views, spectacular valley overlooks and significant historic landmarks
500 Wildlife Parkway, Columbia, SC
803.779.8717
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Western North Carolina Nature Center
75 Gashes Creek Road, Asheville, NC
828) 298-5600
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Wing Haven Gardens and Bird Sanctuary
A garden and bird sanctuary in Myers Park
248 Ridgewood Ave., Charlotte
704-331-0664.
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