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Nashville Zoo

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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 yesterday via mobile

Well maintained, but very poor signage. Not crowded at all. We came into contact with less than 20 people. Feeding nectar to the Lorikeets was a highlight, as was watching the monkeys. Very soothing & peaceful music playing throughout.

Thank Jones1991_4
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well maintained zoo with a nice assortment of animals. Enclosures for the animals were spacious. You are able to walk through the kangaroo exhibit. There were a lot of mosquitoes!

Thank Kathy L
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Nashville Zoo is a wonderful place to take the kids for a day out, but the attractions rarely change. you visit it once and you don't really need to go back for a year or two, hence the title of the review. It is...More

Thank Lyman_Donna
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a disappointment ... there are only two Meerkats there now and they didn't come out at all!! And the elephants are missing too!! Love the pink flamingos!! And kangaroos you can pet!! It's was cool n cloudy and the animals were out and about!!...More

Thank travelgal1994
Reviewed 1 week ago

The play area is great for kids. Be prepared to be interactive in the children's play area as the zoo has little to no supervision in this area. The rest of the zoo is very nice. There are hills and inclines, so if you are...More

Thank Jaime W
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was visiting family in Nashville but found myself with a bunch of time and some wheels so I decided to visit the zoo. I'm glad I did. The zoo wasn't too crowded on this weekday as school was already back in session. I was...More

1  Thank Jerrybuch
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on a weekday (day after the eclipse) while we were in town. Nashville Zoo is a great day trip for the kiddos. The place was empty on a weekday in August. Big Surprise there. We hung out at the playground for far too...More

Thank Jason A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the zoo with my children's school for the solar eclipse on August 21st. It was very hot (before the eclipse began). I've seen plenty of zoos...what I enjoyed about this one is that it is very hands on compared to others. We pretty much...More

Thank Supernova684
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While from a city with large free zoo and due to the rain having to race through the Nashville zoo, this place was worth every penny. It was so beautiful and the plantation house was stunning.

Thank Shannon S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nashville Zoo has gone a long way since it begging. I went to it when it first open. It is now a wonderful great place to go. The kangaroo exhibit to walk up and pet one, to the Reptile room and beyond. Great fun for...More

Thank Jake S
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Haley R
13 September 2017|
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Response from rgflo64 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a petting zoo portion but we cdid not go in because my granddaughter has a phobia of all birds.
23 August 2017|
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Response from veronica J | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is open every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas. It is a great time to go, perfect weather
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