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Bear Hollow Zoo

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Address: 293 Gran Ellen Dr, Athens, GA 30606-4968
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+1 706-613-3616
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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This is exactly what a zoo should look like. Rescue local animals, give them aid and show them to humans in order to raise awareness... the ONLY kind of zoo I appreciate! Thanks... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Viareggio, Italy
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Athens, Georgia
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23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We took our young granddaughter and she enjoyed it. Nothing to compare to big city zoos, but a nice little park that will appeal to toddlers. Nice and shady--a plus during the summer months.

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Viareggio, Italy
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263 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is exactly what a zoo should look like. Rescue local animals, give them aid and show them to humans in order to raise awareness... the ONLY kind of zoo I appreciate! Thanks, great job!!!

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1 Thank Naturalchoice
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

I was amazed that this was free! We got out and looked around a bit and used the restrooms which were surprisingly very clean. The whole zoo was well laid out, the animals were almost all visible, the decorations were adorable, the couple of employees we saw seemed to really care about the place and were working hard. My son... More 

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Athens, Georgia
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

The animals in this zoo are animals that could not be released back into the wild for physical or behavioral reasons. It's a pretty small zoo and doesn't take long to walk through, but it's a nice spot to visit on a pretty day if you're looking for something free to do. The zoo is in a nice park, so... More 

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Braintree, Massachusetts
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

It was fun!! Great for the entire family and lots to see!! I would go again and again!! Theres so much to see!!

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Norman, Oklahoma
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136 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Looking to fill some time while visiting my son at UGA, I went to the Bear Hollow Zoo on a Tuesday morning. This little gem is located an a neighborhood surrounded by beautiful, big trees. I was worried that the GPS was confused, but the parking lot appeared near some admin buildings. Follow the path & signs to the zoo... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Local charm in Athens. This little zoo has a cozy neighborhood feel that is lost in the large city zoos. The animals are well maintained and cared for by the staff and the atmosphere is laid back.

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Monroe, New York
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113 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Nice small sized walking zoo with plenty of wildlife to watch fairly up close and personal. Well maintained and clean facility which is important to many people (and animals) Lots of keepers checking in on various animals, cleaning pens and areas and generally showing lots of care. Thanks!

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Fort Pierce, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Whether you want to just take a walk in a cool place or have a family picnic. This is one of the fun places for all ages. The have nice playscapes for the kids and if you want you can bring your stale bread to feed to the creatures that make the pond there home. I have always had a... More 

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Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Very clean and animals look well cared for. Very informative. Only disappointment was that the reptile house is only open on saturdays for 3 hours.

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