Saturday, June 22

Special discount for Randolph County residents coming to North Carolina Zoo

[Scott Pelkey | North State Journal]

ASHEBORO – Randolph County residents will be able to visit the North Carolina Zoo for just $5 for a limited time later this summer.

The NC Zoo turns 50 in August, and as part of the celebration the Zoo will have “Randolph County Days at the Zoo.”

From Aug. 5th through the 30th, Randolph County residents, along with up to three guests, can visit the Zoo for $5 each.

“This is a program to give back to our community and express our gratitude for 50 Wild Years here in Randolph County,” said Diane Villa, deputy director and chief communications officer at the North Carolina Zoo.

Randolph residents will need to make an online reservation to receive the discounted rate. Up to three accompanying guests, who do not need to be from Randolph County, can come along at the same price, but the person making reservations must be a resident of Randolph County and will be required to show an ID with a Randolph County ZIP code on the day of their visit. Food, gift shop items and attractions will remain at full price.

Limited reservations are expected to open in June, and the details may be subject to change.