The Mill Mountain Zoo is a zoo located atop Mill Mountain in Roanoke, Virginia, United States. When it opened in 1952, the zoo was operated by the City of Roanoke. In 1976, the city turned its operation over to the Roanoke Jaycees. The Jaycees operated the zoo until 1988 when its operation was handed over to the non-profit Blue Ridge Zoological Society (BRZS). The BRZS still serves as the operator and fund raiser for the zoo.Use our Roanoke holiday tool to arrange your visit to Mill Mountain Zoo and other attractions in Roanoke.
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Lovely little zoo with some very unique and fascinating animals!! The zoo is very easy to get around and much of it is in the shade. Great displays and interactive abilities. more »
Our visit was easy and simple! Dale (grandson) and Declan (great-nephew) had a wonderful time visiting with the story time staff and meeting all the animals and had a picnic with a great view. They.... more »
I have always enjoyed coming to Mill Mountain Zoo. 30+ years of fun, excitement and train rides. Now my children are creating memories and enjoying themselves here. You should too. By yourself or with your family it is worth the trip!
Cute little Zoo. 9 year old and 3 year old had a great time. The smaller size of the zoo allowed the kids to spend more time at each exhibit, and see every animal. They have a variety of animals, reptiles, birds, fish... It was cool. They have a train ride that we went on. Bought a couple things from the shop. Overall had a great day. Saw some domestic animals as well as some exotic animals. Nice quiet area, I encourage you to visit if you're in the area.
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