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Bear Hollow Zoo

Features Animals
293 Gran Ellen Dr, Athens, GA 30606-4968
+1 706-613-3580
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Bear Hollow is the best

This place is great. I discovered it as a college student and we would go here in the afternoons... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2017
Kristen F
Ellijay, Georgia

A small but free little animal park. It has beautiful animals in naturalish exhibits. An... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
Atlanta, Georgia
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293 Gran Ellen Dr, Athens, GA 30606-4968
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Reviewed 27 July 2017

This place is great. I discovered it as a college student and we would go here in the afternoons. Grab an iced coffee or ice cream and wander around feeling like a kid again. I still enjoy going back when I'm in town. The animals...More

Thank Kristen F
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

A small but free little animal park. It has beautiful animals in naturalish exhibits. An unexpected little gem in Athens.

Thank mitchem121
Reviewed 10 July 2017

The animals seem well taken care of. It's very clean and quiet. They provide a great service to take care of these animals that can't be returned to the wild.

Thank atl_travel74
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Nice little zoo. Makes for a nice little side trip. We especially enjoyed the otters swimming around in their little pool. The opossum is nocturnal so he sleeps most of the day. We saw him in his little box sleeping.....slacker. It was a little hard...More

Thank Chris W
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Bear Hollow Zoo is a cute little zoo tucked into Memorial Park in Athens. It's got a nice range of local wildlife(and an alligator.) Visiting Bear Hollow is a nice way to pass time as well, as it doesn't take too long to walk around...More

Thank Kaitlyn P
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Bear Hollow Zoo is a place that I visited with my parents as a child, that I would escape to on warm afternoons to study while at UGA, and that I brought my own children to visit many times. Tucked away near Five Points, take...More

Thank Lori B
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Good place to take small children. Very basic animals, deer, turkeys, owls, alligators, snakes, Eagles, etc. Paved paths for you to follow. Fairly easy walk for older people. Set in a canopy of trees.

Thank emmeehan
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

We have been tons of times and most recently went on a preschool field trip. I The Zoo is just the right size for young children to be able to walk the whole time. It features animals that are found in Georgia. The Zoo is...More

Thank rwilson92387
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Even though there are not a lot of animals like a big zoo like Zoo Atlanta. However this is a place where a family can go to have fun and learn about different animals and their habitat.

Thank Melody G
Reviewed 2 May 2017

This little zoo is a nice little hour long diversion while you are visiting Athens. It is tucked away in a park not far from UGA campus. Check it out if you have a little extra time!

Thank Elizabeth K
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Sherrill R
27 July 2016|
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Response from PizzaAndBeerLovr | Reviewed this property |
I've never seen anything for sale at the zoo, but it is just a couple of blocks away from all sorts of stores and restaurants. There is a public pool next door that may sell drinks. We bring water in with us.
6 March 2015|
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Response from maggiemay223 | Reviewed this property |
Bear Hollow has special program days where the reptile room is open and a staff member may allow one of the lizards to be touched under strict supervision. Generally speaking, none of the animals may be touched with the... More