The Good Zoo at Oglebay

SR 88 & Oglebay Dr.
Wheeling, WV 26003- Map It
Phone: (304) 243-4030

AAA Editor Notes

The Good Zoo at Oglebay, within Oglebay Resort, is named in memory of 7-year-old Philip Mayer Good, a young boy who loved nature and visiting Oglebay Park. The 30-acre zoo provides natural settings for 50 species, many of them rare and endangered, including African wild dogs, lemurs, otters and red pandas. The Discovery Lab offers hands-on exhibits for children, while the Benedum Theater provides seasonal programs for all ages. A wetlands exhibit features animals and plants native to the region. An 1863 train tours the zoo along a 1.5-mile track and travels through the ostrich and zebra exhibits. An O-gauge model train is part of an indoor display. Lorikeet Landing is an Australian walk-through aviary where cups of nectar can be hand-fed to the colorful birds that perch right on visitors' hands. Gray and red kangaroos and red-necked wallabies may be seen at the Outback Exhibit. A children's farm, a goat contact area, animal encounters and a gem mining sluice also are available.
$9.95; $5.95 (ages 3-12). Train ride $2.95.
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 10-4, Sat.-Sun. 10-6, in Aug.; Mon.-Fri. 10-4, Sat.-Sun. 10-5 (also 5-6 Labor Day weekend), in Sept. Lorikeet Landing and train ride Mon.-Fri. 10:30-4:30, Sat.-Sun. 10:30-5:30, June-Aug.; hours may vary rest of year (weather permitting).