Mill Mountain Zoo

On top of Roanoke's Mill Mountain, off the Blue Ridge Parkway and alongside the famous Roanoke Star, is an AZA accredited five acre zoo that exhibits 50 plus species of mammals, birds and reptiles.  Animals include a Siberian Tiger, Snow Leopards, Red Pandas, Japanese Macaques, Bald Eagle and much more.  Special events and educational programs throughout the year, picnic facilities, wildflower garden and a breathtaking overlook view of the Roanoke Valley.  Birthday parties and after-hour rentals available.  ZooChoo train rides additional cost. Open daily-year round (closed December 25th) hours 10am-4:30pm (grounds close at 5pm).  Children under 2 are free; 3-11 are $5; Adults are $7.50