Mill Mountain Zoo

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Meeting Facilities 

Located atop Mill Mountain in the center of the Roanoke Valley, the Zoo’s animals are a conversation piece among reception goers. Special events and educational programs are available and specially designed for each group. Covered Picnic Pavilion – 8 tables – 45 people; accommodates receptions up to 350 people; accommodates meetings up to 150 people. Entire park atop Mill Mountain can accommodate 1,000. Electric on site and access to water and facilities within the zoo.

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Things to Do
  • Directions: We are located on top of Mill Mountain next to the giant STAR that overlooks the beautiful city of Roanoke. We apologize for any inconvenience, but Mill Mountain Zoo does not have a specific street address for use with Map Quest or other resources. From I-81. Take Exit 143 / I-581 South to Downtown Roanoke. Take Exit 6 / Elm Ave. off I-581 (220) Turn Right at the end of exit ramp onto Elm Ave. Past hospital - Left at second light onto Jefferson St. Turn left at fourth stop light onto Walnut Ave. Walnut Ave. goes up Mill Mountain - Becomes Parkway Spur Rd. At top of Mountain turn right at the Mill Mountain Park Sign Zoo is located to the left of parking area. We are located right next to the STAR.
  • Major Access Routes: Blue Ridge Parkway, I-81, I-581, US-220
  • Miles from I-81: 10
Things to Do
  • Monday Hours: Closed for Winter
  • Tuesday Hours: Closed for Winter
  • Wednesday Hours: Closed for Winter
  • Thursday Hours: 10am-5:00pm
  • Friday Hours: 10am-5:00pm
  • Saturday Hours: 10am-5:00pm
  • Sunday Hours: 10am-5:00pm
  • Holidays Closed: Thanksgiving & Christmas
  • Admission Rates: Adults $8; Children $6; 2 and under are free
  • Credit Card Types Accepted: Visa, MasterCard and Discover
  • AAA Discount:
  • Handicap Accessible: Yes, ramps and restrooms
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  • Additional Information: During the spring, summer and fall we are open 7 days a week. During winter months, we are open Thursday-Sunday (gates closing at 4pm). Please call to ensure we are open during the winter month due to bad weather possibilities.
  • Additional Amenities for Group Tours: Ten acre AZA accredited zoo; 170 animals / 21 vulnerable and endangered species. 2 Outdoor eating areas. Education program can be scheduled for groups scheduling at least one month in advance.
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  • Driver/Escort Comp Policy:
  • Driver/Escort Comp Policy Details: Drivers admitted free with bus tours.
  • Group Rates - Adults: 6.25/18 & Up
  • Group Rates - Students: 4.50/Age 3-17
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  • Largest Group Accommodated: 200
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  • Special Tour Package Details: Facility and staff can accommodate varied special groups. Groups must call ahead to schedule.
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Facility Info
  • DescriptionOutdoor Meeting Space
  • Largest Room800
  • Total Sq. Ft.800
  • Reception Capacity350
  • Type of Space Outdoor Space
  • Banquet Capacity45
  • Number of Rooms1

Breakfast with the Animals - Om-Nom with the Omnivores

Mill Mountain Zoo
Mill Mountain Spur
Roanoke, VA 24014
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Breakfast with the Animals - Chomping with the Carnivores

Mill Mountain Zoo
Mill Mountain Spur
Roanoke, VA 24014
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Breakfast with the Animals - Hungry, Hungry Herbivores

Mill Mountain Zoo
Mill Mountain Spur
Roanoke, VA 24014
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Zoo Boo at Mill Mountain Zoo

Mill Mountain Zoo
Mill Mountain Park
Roanoke, VA 24014
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