cherokee bear zoo

The Great Smoky Mountains are a natural habitat for the Black Bear. We've encountered one while hiking in the trails of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, which is not really an experience you want to happen to you. If you want a much easier and safer way to experience the beauty of the Black Bear, then you should head over to Cherokee's Bear Zoo.

This quaint little zoo in Cherokee provides a safe environment for you to see the Black Bear. The Bears are very friendly and they love to perform and show off. You can even feed the Bears while at the zoo, which is a real treat for the kids. But if you don't get along with the Black Bears, maybe you will have better luck with the Grizzly Bears they have there as well. In addition, they also have some other exotic animals of the wild such as Tigers and Monkeys. During certain times of the year, you may even get to see some playful newborns.

When you are finished with the wild animals, make sure to take the kids by the petting zoo. Depending on the time you visit, they may have several different types of animals that your kids can hand feed and pet. Last time we were there they features an albino groundhog as well as a red racoon, two very interesting animals!

But there is still more fun to be had. You can also sneak in a game of miniature golf during your visit, grab some great ice cream, and purchase some souveniers for your friends back home

Cherokee Bear Zoo is open 7 days a week and is a great bargain at only $5 per person. Children under 3 are free. If you are visiting Cherokee NC in the winter you may want to call ahead and make sure they are open. They can be reached at 828-497-4525, and are located right in the heart of Cherokee, adjacent to the Burger King.. The zoo is an interesting stop during your stay at Cherokee Cabin.

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