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Zoo Atlanta

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Neighbourhood: Grant Park
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Address: 800 Cherokee Ave, Atlanta, GA 30315-1470
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09:30 - 16:30
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Mon - Fri 09:30 - 16:30
Sat - Sun 09:30 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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This extraordinary zoo, one of the oldest in the U.S., underwent a...

This extraordinary zoo, one of the oldest in the U.S., underwent a multi-million dollar renovation in the 1980s and is still expanding. Its landscaping replicates the natural habitats of the numerous animals, some of which are endangered species. Four panda bears from China delight the crowds, and groups of gorillas separated by moats do their own share of entertaining.

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Nice Zoo

Although it can be a little pricey, we really enjoyed our visit. Free parking spots can be hard to find but we got lucky. We enjoyed the pandas. Our kids enjoyed the visit. It is... read more

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Lovely Midwest
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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The zoo is a great family-fun-day. They have attractions for kids and lots of interesting animals. However, the map can be hard to follow. Get there early for good parking!

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Thank Emily S
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4 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have went to many zoos in my time and this was just an average zoo..it really should be no charge..but since it is a private own zoo they have to charge to try to get up the the great standards you are looking for in a zoo..i compared it with the zoo at home which is located in Washington,... More 

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Thank Valencia Vickie B
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32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I was not impressed with this zoo. Thankful we had a zoo pass from city and it gave us a 50% discount because if I had to pay full price I would have asked for my money back. A lot of exhibits were under construction. Most of the exhibits are large (which is good for the animals) but then so... More 

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Thank Jaimie L
Lovely Midwest
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35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Although it can be a little pricey, we really enjoyed our visit. Free parking spots can be hard to find but we got lucky. We enjoyed the pandas. Our kids enjoyed the visit. It is Atlanta so go early in the day while the animals are active. Later in the day I would imagine they are hiding in shade.

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Thank 2kids4me
Shawn W, Guest Relations Manager at Zoo Atlanta, responded to this review

Hi! You given the most honest and best advice for vistiors- come early! Not only for parking but to see the animals when they're active. We love you've enjoyed your visit and we look forward to seeing you again here at Zoo Atlanta. Have a great day. More 

Gulf Coast Fla
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221 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice zoo, lots of helpful staff members. Clean exhibits and habitats. Good for kids of all ages. Be prepared for lots of walking.

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Thank kleektours
Shawn W, Guest Relations Manager at Zoo Atlanta, responded to this review

Good to see you've enjoyed your day with us. We thank you for visiting Zoo Atlanta. Have a great day. Come back and see us real soon. More 

Miami Beach, Florida
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited from Miami, we have been in several zoos in this one is the best one I have ever been. The enclosures are amazing!! You are always very close to the animals. I'm not a big fan of reptiles and insects, but I have never seen such a beautiful and well done enclosure for reptiles. We end up doing... More 

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Thank Alejandro_vssv
Shawn W, Guest Relations Manager at Zoo Atlanta, responded to this review

It's seems someone enjoyed their trip lol! The Slimy, Scaly Spectacular is a fan favorite around here. Take it from someone who sits in there for hours; I know exactly how you feel. The kids love Treetop Trail as well adults (we're all kids at heart) and it's fairly brand new. Thank you for your review and for visiting Zoo... More 

Macon, Georgia
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The zoo has made so many improvements it is nice to visit now with our grandchild. The gorilla habitat is my favorite. I could sit and watch them for hours! Great children's area. Restrooms kept clean. Good family outing.

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Thank Anne B
Shawn W, Guest Relations Manager at Zoo Atlanta, responded to this review

This is a great family outing- you're absolutely right! Put that annual membership to use. As always we thank you for visiting and supporting Zoo Atlanta. Come and visit us as much as you like. We hope to see you soon. Have a great day. More 

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5 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I really wanted to like this zoo. I really did. I found that there were too many places being worked on simultaneously. Too many animals missing. It was an ok zoo but absolutely pales in comparison to places like San Diego and D.C. Even Baltimore is better. But it is in a nice park (Grant Park) and is a nice... More 

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Thank Paul Calvert B
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19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We loved this place. Had wonderful day spending here. Good for family day out. We spent 2-3 hours here.

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Thank Vask123
Shawn W, Guest Relations Manager at Zoo Atlanta, responded to this review

We're glad you've enjoyed your visit here at Zoo Atlanta. Please come back and see us real soon. More 

Springfield, Virginia
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35 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My youngest loves zoos, so we try to go to the zoo in every city we visit. Atlanta's zoo was surprisingly good. Someone warned me that it was small - it is not. And even though it is not on level ground, it was an easy walk because it has a gradual incline/decline. The giraffes have a nice viewing stand.... More 

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Shawn W, Guest Relations Manager at Zoo Atlanta, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Zoo Atlanta. It seems like you had the ultimate experience seeing the giraffes, the lounging lions and of course- the adorable PANDA cubs!! We value your review and hope to see you again. Have a great day! Happy Friday More 

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