About Hovatter’s Wildlife Zoo

Hovatter’s Zoo is located in a woody setting so all the animals have the comfort of shade on a hot summer afternoon. Come and enjoy the day in rural Preston County and see why the West Virginia Zoo is known for it’s up close and personal encounters with all of our adorable, and not so adorable residents. We are the only Zoo in the tri-state area with Chimpanzee’s on exhibit and a pride of African Lions. You can feed over half the animals in the Zoo, allowing you to bond with them in a special way, and to observe them at their best!

Hovatter’s WildLife Zoo has been a local business for since 1991, watching our community grow & change over time. We pride ourselves on being a “community” business, inviting schools, and colleges for educational trips, churches and families for reunions and gatherings, & anyone who wants to slow down and enjoy mother nature at it’s finest. Bring your family, come to Hovatter’s WildLife Zoo & see why we are the Wildest Place on Earth!

The Hovatter’s Wildlife Zoo, West Virginia, is located just off WV-7. Hovatter’s Wildlife Zoo is approximately 18 miles southeast of Morgantown, West Virginia, 43 miles South of Uniontown, Pennsylvania, and 58 miles North of Elkin, West Virginia. The street address for Hovatter’s Wildlife Zoo is 291 Wagner Lane, Kingwood, West Virginia 26537.

From Morgantown West Virginia:

Take Kingwood Pike or WV-7 E. West Virginia Zoo at Hovatters Wildlife Zoo is 18 miles East of Morgantown WV.

From Deep Creek Lake and Oakland Maryland areas:

Take US 219 S to MD- 39 to WV-7 W. Hovatter’s Wildlife Zoo is 26 miles East of Oakland MD.

From Uniontown Pennsylvania:

Take PA-43 S to WV-7 E. West Virginia Zoo at Hovatters Wildlife Zoo is 43 miles South of Uniontown Pennsylvania.

From Hazelton & Bruceton Mills:

Take I-68 W, get off onto the Bruceton Mills exit. Get on WV-26 S and travel 15 miles to WV-7 W towards Kingwood.

From Clarksburg, Bridgeport, and Fairmont:

Take I-79 N to I-68. Go 8 miles to exit 4. At the bottom of the ramp make a left onto WV-7 E. Travel 18 miles.

From Elkins West Virginia area:

Take WV-92 N to WV-7 E to Herring Road. Continue to 291 Wagner Lane, Kingwood, West Virginia 26537.