"Asheboro" Asheboro by acemj
Asheboro Travel Guide: 28 reviews and 68 photos
Asheboro is one of those towns that is known for just one thing. Here, it's the North Carolina Zoological Park, the country's largest zoo in terms of acreage with over 500 acres of land. The setting is beautiful and the attractions are numerous. When it comes to zoos, I'm not easily impressed, having lived in San Diego, which boasts perhaps the world's best, but Asheboro's zoo is certainly worth a visit.
Beyond the domain of the animals, I didn't do much else in Asheboro. I took a quick trip to the North Carolina Aviation Museum located at the Asheboro Airport and I attempted to see the town's picturesque covered bridge (a sidetrip that was hampered by a blocked road and lack of 4 wheel drive on my car). If you're in Charlotte or Raleigh and you or perhaps your kids really want to see a zoo, this is a good destination that is great for a full or half day trip.
All throughout the zoo, you'll find interesting statues of animals. Some are life-sized and might even startle you at... more travel advice
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