We love our animals in the Roanoke Valley in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains and we think you'll love our animals, too! Get up-close and personal with all our friends at the Mill Mountain Zoo, including the red panda, snow leopard, African pygmy hedgehog and wolverine!

The kids will love seeing the different species of fish, seahorses and marine life in the aquariums at Center in the Square, as well as the incredible butterflies in the Butterfly Habitat at the Science Museum of Western Virginia.

For an incredibly unique experience, you can also visit the Smith Mountain Lake Farm Alpacas in Franklin County and learn more about these interesting creatures. Don't forget to bring a pair of binoculars and watch for all the wildlife along the Blue Ridge Parkway.

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