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Nashville Zoo

#41 of 253 things to do in Nashville Features Animals
3777 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN 37211-3324
+1 615-833-1534
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Add some exotic to the everyday with Nashville Zoo at Grassmere. Wander through a lush canopy of bamboo, come face to face with a clouded leopard, feed some Australian parrots, and delve into the far reaches of the Amazon. Nashville Zoo is your ticket to African giraffes, poison arrow frogs, zebras, red pandas, kangaroos, gibbons, meerkats and much more! Children of all ages will be fascinated with the zoo’s Highlighted Habitats. Find out why a baby giraffe likes warm temperatures. Walk the winding path through 4,500 square feet of naturalistic Australian landscape in the Kangaroo Kickabout. In the Kickabout, you will be in the home of a troop of red kangaroos. Keep your eyes and ears open for the cockatoos that also live in Kangaroo Kickabout. In between your animal adventures, be sure to take a spin on our Wild Animal Carousel, get a new view of the Zoo from Soaring Eagle zip line, monkey around our 66,000-square-foot Jungle Gym, or even step back in time on the walking tour at our Grassmere Historic Home and Farm. When you visit the 1810 historic home, you will learn about the name “Grassmere” and how the zoo came to be located there.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
3777 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN 37211-3324
+1 615-833-1534
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We recently stopped here on our trip. The zoo is very well maintained, and incorporates a lot of native flora and trees species into the enclosures. The price is reasonable and you do get charged for parking. The zoo is easy to navigate and there...More

Thank crutt13
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We frequent the Nashville Zoo about 1 day a month, sometimes more for member events since we are zoo members. It's came a long way since it first opened and they are constantly upgrading and adding new things to the zoo. First up parking. Parking...More

Thank Jeannie S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Took the grandkids and they loved it. It was in the high 90's so some of the animals had been put up..and we appreciated that. They loved the zip line. Staff was very pleasant and helpful at times when we needed them.

Thank Donna S
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Nashville Zoo is an amazing attraction for all. The zoo is clean, new and expanding. The staff were welcoming, knowledgeable and informative. The zoo is on 300 acres (about 180 in current use), so the exhibits are big and the animals plentiful. Don't miss...More

Thank Rtaylor39401
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Nasvhille Zoo has added several exhibits in the past year, and is about to open another. The animals are easily visualized and seem to have comfortable environs. There is a very large sophisticated playground which is fun for crawlers up to and including elementary...More

Thank Susan A
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the zoo I have been going to even when I was a kid. But I warn you, it is big! Wear comfortable shoes, and it takes several hours to go through. The food and shops are pricey, so bring your own camera and...More

Thank veronica J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The day we went to the zoo it seemed like everybody had the same idea. It was full of people. There were staff at nearly each exhibit show and telling us things about the animals and we saw every animal except the rhinos. There were...More

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I guess we are spoiled, We have the St. Louis, Mo. Zoo, which is incredible, the Nashville Zoo is a fraction of the St. Louis Zoo.

Thank Cindy W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the zoo on a Saturday in August. It was crowded but not to the point of being too bothersome. The waits for the zip line were quite long. The grounds are beautiful and the animals seem to have large enclosure areas. The variety of...More

Thank DCAKdestinlove
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the Nashville Zoo recently as a family. Had a good time and enjoyed the variety of animals they have to offer. They have adequate parking available all the time. Very courteous staff that will help guide you to where ever it is...More

Thank Rodney T
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Luise B
24 June 2017|
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Response from NashvilleZoo | Property representative |
Hello Luise, Thanks for reaching out! Nashville Zoo doesn't currently have lions, but we hope to add them to the collection in the future once some more expanding is complete. Also, we are currently working on new exhibits... More
15 May 2017|
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Response from NashvilleZoo | Property representative |
Hello! Please plan for 3-4 hours for your visit!
17 April 2017|
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Response from jbartoo | Property representative |
Hello. You are welcome to bring a cooler and eat at your car, beneath a shady tree or even inside the Zoo. We have several picnic tables in our Festival Field. All we ask is that you do not bring any glass, alcohol or those... More