20 Animal Exhibits in North Carolina

As a Tar Heel state native, I decided to write a round up post of the most amazing animal exhibits in North Carolina.

Get yourself a notepad because it is time to start planning your summer vacation trips! You can make your rounds around the entire state with this list.

If there are animals or food involved, then you can count me in.

Animal Exhibits in Central NC

The majority of your opportunities to get close with animals in nature in NC are outside of the RTP, but there are still a few places to see animals around Raleigh, North Carolina.

The Research Triangle Park has become more of a business center, and there are not as many large plots of land that are available for outdoor experiences with animals. Within the central NC area there are a number of indoor animal exhibits to enjoy.

You can always save the indoor exhibits for days with bad weather or extreme heat!

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Animal Exhibits in Western NC

Western North Carolina has large outdoor exhibits that you can spend days wondering around and still feel like you need more time to take everything in. Of course, being in the mountains means you can come close to a multitude of wild animals as well. Always take precautions, black bears really do walk right up to the cabins. The NC zoo is a MUST VISIT! It is the largest habitat zoo in the world.

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Animal Exhibits in Eastern NC

Eastern North Carolina is home to beautiful wild horses and marine life, but there are a few zoos in the area. The wild horses at the beach are such beautiful animals, but don’t feed them. Just recently a foal died from choking on food that someone had given him. Unfortunately, he suffered for a long time before he was found. Don’t be that person. Look, but don’t touch.

As you can see, there are so many places with animal exhibits the great state of North Carolina! While you’re traveling around, make sure to check out the 10 yummy dessert spots I recommended in this post.

There are over 20 organizations on this list that provide family-friendly experiences with animals, but you can always spend time in nature and enjoy animals in your backyard.

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