Q: Where do I get my tickets?
A: You won’t receive tickets to the event.  Once you register online, you’ll be able to print your ticket, and you will receive an email confirming your registration and payment.  Please print your ticket  and bring it with you with your photo ID.  You can purchase your tickets here

Q: The address is Rt. 88N, Wheeling, WV.  How do I get to the Zoo?
A: Unless you’re taking back roads, you’ll probably be heading up Rt. 88N.  The Good Zoo will be the first Oglebay Resort & Conference Center exit, marked with a brown sign (just past the Wheeling Country Club at the top of the hill).  Turn there, bear right, and you’ll run into the Zoo in less than 1/10 of a mile.  Here are two great resources from Oglebay:

Directions & Oglebay GPS Coordinates.

Download an Oglebay Resort map.

Q: What’s the sample size?
A: Samples are 4 ounces, which fit perfectly into your sampler mugs that hold 5 ounces with a little room to spare while you walk around looking at the bears, otters, and zebras.

Q: Do I get to walk around the Zoo?
A: Yes.  A few of the sections like the barn, wetlands, and lemurs will be closed, but you’re welcome to walk around the main building (including meerkats, turtles, naked mole rats, birds, fish, tree frogs, snakes, and more), the bear / otter section, new zebra exhibit, and the lorikeets sections.

Q: Train rides?
A: As long as the weather’s good – and forecasts are positive – we’re planning on offering train rides past the zebras and other parts of the zoo.

Q: How much beer do I get exactly?
A: At the registration table you’ll receive a tasting card good for eight (8) tastings, with each tasting size being four (4) ounces.  You can use card for whichever beers you prefer, subject to availability.  You’ll also have the ability to purchase additional 4-sample tasting cards for $6.  At the end of the night, you can also purchase make-your-own six-packs for home consumption for $10.  Buy three (3) and get the fourth for free.  Beers subject to availability.

Q: What should I wear?
A: We envision the event as casual, but if you want to put on your tails or ball gown, go for it.

Q: What does a VIP ticket get me?
A: VIP tickets are sold to a limited number of guests.  Admission time for VIP ticketholders is 6:00pm (1 hour early).  VIP ticketholders will enjoy special beers, hors d’oeuvres, and a gift bag with a special beer glass, truffles, and more.

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