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Oglebay Park Good Zoo

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Address: 465 Lodge Dr, Wheeling, WV 26003-1967
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+1 800-624-6988

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Small But Interesting Zoo

My adult daughter and I have visited many zoos across the U.S. and find that oftentimes the smaller ones are among the most interesting. Such was the case with Oglebay. Aside... read more

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Nashville, Tennessee
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Nashville, Tennessee
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36 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

My adult daughter and I have visited many zoos across the U.S. and find that oftentimes the smaller ones are among the most interesting. Such was the case with Oglebay. Aside from visiting on a tremendously busy day (700 kids from various schools on end-of-year field trip), we really enjoyed ourselves and were able to see most of the animals... More 

Thank tennesseetraveler58
Meadville, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

This was our second visit here and had just as much fun. Very nicely designed and especially good for younger kids (5 and 8). The train ride was a great bonus.

Thank mikeandkristy2016
Wheeling, West Virginia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The Good Zoo is great for little ones and everyone. Just the right size to take your little ones without them getting too tired. There's a playground, hands on activities, and trains! Boo at the Zoo is just great.

Thank givenpj
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Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

After having something happen to me at home to get me down in the dumps, my mom surprised me by getting me a Keeper For a Day program at the Good Zoo since I love all animals and they had my favorite animal, red pandas. After a 9.5 hour drive, it was definitely worth it. Beautiful animals! I was able... More 

Thank Lauren K
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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Played golf at Oglebay. Palmer course is great, well manicured. Jones course was suffering from a very hot and dry summer. Staff is friendly and helpful. Palmer course is fun for all. Jones course is very difficult and even unfair at times.

Thank Mike R
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48 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Adult only event was a blast to learn all about the animals love life. Great brunch, mimosas were the only thing missing. We had a blast with the zoo employees and animals :) thanks for a great afternoon.

Thank adeliac06
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
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54 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

This is not a zoo you'd travel any distance to visit; but if you're in Wheeling or staying at Oglebay Park, then you need to stop. It is small but very well done. Several of their exhibits are nicer than what you see at the large municipal zoos.

Thank Ewald G
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

We were lucky to attend a birthday party held here.. We loved it! Our son loved walking outside & seeing the animals, but also loved seeing them indoors.

Thank Harlie C
2 reviews
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Zoorefic great place to take a trip with friends or family. Enjoyed all the different types of things to do.Therewere many exhibits that the kids as well as the adults enjoyed. A very clean well attended atmosphere.I would go back any day and would endorse it to any one.

Thank welder105
Brockway, PA
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40 reviews
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Reviewed 1 January 2017

We went to the Good Zoo as part of the Oglebay Festival of Lights. We wanted to see the Laser Light show, which was advertised as $2 per person. But we couldn't see the laser show without purchasing admission to the zoo, which was actually closed at the time we were there. (It closes at 4.) The employee said we... More 

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