When most people think of visiting a zoo, they don’t imagine it being on top of a mountain, but here in Roanoke we have the Mill Mountain Zoo. A fun adventurous place for families to spend the day and see cute adorable animals and it is educational too!
The Mill Mountain Zoo has been a part of Roanoke history since 1952, and still thrives today as one of the small town treasures of the city. The zoo has a number of different species including mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates. It also has a nature center that has fun activities for children. Last but not least, there is also a train for the little ones to ride around the perimeter of the zoo. Perhaps the best part of Mill Mountain Zoo is that during the hot days of summer, the zoo (being on top of a mountain) is generally 10 degrees cooler than the weather in the valley below. (more…)