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Zoo Atlanta

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Grant Park, Atlanta
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  • Serhii L.
    "... the way you can feed giraffes are the best"(5 Tips)
    Atlanta
    "up-close animal encounters and learn about animals"(4 Tips)
    Jixin F.
    "Try Atlanta city pass, and visit all five locations in 3 days."(3 Tips)
    eileen u.
    "our panda cubs"(2 Tips)
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  • Jennifer B.
    Jennifer BSeptember 14, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Entire zoo is wheelchair and stroller accessible. That being said, whichever way you choose to make your loop, your first half will be uphill, and some parts are steep.
  • Charlsie 🍡
    Charlsie 🍡March 30, 2013
    I highly recommend the elephants, bush dogs, gorillas, and of course, the pandas. If you ever think you may want to have children - come here for a birth control realization.
  • K12 Inc
    K12 IncAugust 22, 2011
    Did you know? When it opened in 1889, the zoo's collection of abandoned circus animals featured a jaguar, a hyena, a bear, a raccoon, an elk, a gazelle, a Mexican hog, lionesses, pumas, camels &snakes Read more
  • President R.
    President RiddleSeptember 12, 2011
    Great for outdoor adventures, bar-b-ques, and close to the heart of the city. $40/person/day or $100/family/year. You tell me what's the better deal. Second season as a member holder and loving it.
  • Quansa M.
    Quansa MitchellJune 2, 2013
    It was hot and the animals weren't up and about will try again in the fall. Overall the kids had a good time. The ppl drawing u as a cartoon in the park are really great, it only take 10mins.
  • Geovany F.
    Geovany FinolMay 14, 2015
    Excellent place for the family must see the Pandas they are the main attraction try to be there at 9.30 am later gets too crowded
  • Terry C.
    Terry CNovember 8, 2012
    great zoo! lots of animals, they were also very photogenic. a must see site for atlanta. also if the atlanta city pass is still available, GET IT! way cheaper!
  • Atlanta
    AtlantaFebruary 2, 2011
    One of the 6 must-see Atlanta attractions included in the Atlanta CityPASS. CityPASS is a great way to visit Atlanta & save on admission prices. For purchase at the link. p.s. Say hi to the giraffes! Read more
  • Focus Pointe Global
    Check with the front desk when you get there to make sure you know about all of the feedings and animal encounters going on that day! Want more tips? Check out Kid Friendly Summer Fun - Atlanta! Read more
  • Kimberly K.
    Kimberly KrautterSeptember 29, 2012
    Zoo Atlanta is not just the pride of our city, it is one of the most respected zoos in the nation/world. The conservation, husbandry and preservation efforts here are wonderful!
  • Anna C.
    Anna C.June 13, 2012
    make sure to get there by 10 a.m, at the latest. it gives you enough time to see the exhibits before all of the feedings. the orangutan feeding was extraordinary!
  • Amanda H.
    Amanda HarwoodFebruary 23, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Days with light rain are the BEST. We don our rain boots and go looking for the biggest puddles. The animals are more active and it feels like a private viewing with no one else around.
  • Christine L.
    Christine LaRueNovember 30, 2013
    If you want to buy panda gifts, do so at the gift shop right by the panda exhibit as the main gift shop at the entrance is strangely devoid of all very many panda items.
  • Occupy My Family ATL
    Occupy My Family ATLMarch 12, 2013
    Get to the zoo early for the best FREE parking. If you can't park in the lots, try street parking a few blocks east or west of the zoo.
  • Hao L.
    Hao LiJuly 10
    I visited here on July. Although the close time is 5:30 pm, but they begin to let animals into houses at 4:30 pm, you won't see a lot after that.
  • Rex M.
    Rex MurrApril 17, 2015
    Its a very big place. Expect to do a lot of walking but if you like zoo's this is the place for you. Great place to bring the family.
  • Atlanta
    AtlantaMarch 13, 2014
    Meet America’s only twin panda cubs or take on the Safari Day Camp to experience up-close animal encounters and learn about animals in a fun way.
  • Amanda M.
    Amanda MoralezMarch 25, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    So many great animals to see! I enjoy following the zoo's instagram account for a behind the scenes look and extra info on my favorites!
  • Serhii L.
    The zoo is awesome, pandas and the way you can feed giraffes are the best
  • Julie
    JulieApril 2, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    The new reptile house is gorgeous- never thought I would use that word for a reptile house. 100% better than the old one. Bright and spacious. Worth the trip!
  • Kate N.
    Kate NashNovember 4, 2012
    I love the layout of this compact zoo. It's also very stroller-friendly.be sure to check for reciprocating memberships if you belong to another zoo.
  • GPNA
    GPNAFebruary 26, 2013
    Zoo Membership! This is a GREAT zoo with fabulous events throughout the year that will keep you coming back. Membership will $ave you money!
  • Monique H.
    Monique HamptonAugust 11, 2013
    Lun Lun, the giant panda, had twins! If you are planning to see her, you have to wait until later in the Fall because she is nursing them!
  • XPLRR A.
    XPLRR AtlantaJune 14, 2014
    Art Gone Wild Show and Silent Auction at Zoo Atlanta is a featured event on www.XPLRR.com. Download the FREE app and become an Atlanta Explorer! http://bit.ly/XPLRRiPhone | http://bit.ly/XPLRRAndroid Read more
  • M T.
    M TAugust 12, 2014
    The panda encounter is pricey but you won't find another opportunity close to it outside of China! Kicking myself that we didn't do it- guide had even offered a discount for our 1.5 year old.
  • Atlanta
    AtlantaMay 23, 2014
    Receive general admission to see 1,000 animals, representing more than 200 species from around the world, plus an All Rides wristband with an Atlanta CityPASS! http://budurl.com/ux9b
  • Get Local ATL
    Get Local ATLApril 5, 2012
    Love food, beer and music almost as much as you love the adorable animals at Zoo Atlanta? Then don't miss Brew at the Zoo, a great beer festival held in May!
  • Elizabeth
    ElizabethJune 23, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    There is always something fun going on around here from classes to interactive displays they set up.
  • Jedidiah M.
    Jedidiah MayMarch 11, 2016
    This place is awesome. We drive from Kentucky, and it's worth the trip every time. Especially the pandas!
  • Patrice V.
    Very Nice Zoo, lots of species, lots of room, lots of different points of view. Pandas, turtles, birds ...
  • Tori W.
    Tori WMarch 21, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    WEATHER ADVICE! If it is to cold or to hot certain animals won't be out or in view. If it is below 48 degrees or feels below that chances r alot of animals won't be out. Think before you go!
  • A.Lenay .
    A.Lenay 💋June 25, 2012
    Went during the summer and the weather made the animals lazy and unappealing. Maybe going during the fall or spring is a better idea.
  • Lesleann
    LesleannAugust 18, 2014
    Become a Zoo Atlanta Member! You won't regret it. Get stamps in your kid's zoo passport to earn prizes and perks throughout the year.
  • Geoff
    GeoffMarch 18, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Often-overlooked animals: the giant tortoises near the exit; the hornbills, who often flaunt food in their beaks at passersby (usually dead mice); the Koopaesque snapping turtle in the reptile house.
  • HISTORY
    HISTORYApril 19, 2010
    The zoo opened in 1889 whenbusinessman George V. Gress purchased a bankrupt traveling circus & donated the animals to Atlanta. In 1999 the zoo joined only 2 other zoos in housing giant pandas.
  • Thomas C.
    Thomas CorraoFebruary 21
    One of the better zoos I've been to. Loved the panda.
  • Janine
    JanineMay 28, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't miss feeding the giraffes...cash only, and check your map for feeding times!
  • Gabriel T.
    Gabriel TaylorMarch 30, 2013
    It was a fun place! Don't miss the statues near the kids zoo! ;)
  • Steve B.
    Steve BlackstonMay 31, 2014
    Great trip with the church group. Needs better directions for the bus drivers on where to park.
  • GPNA
    GPNAMarch 17, 2011
    Local Lust: Zoo Membership! This is a GREAT zoo with fabulous events throughout the year that will keep you coming back. Membership will $ave you money!
  • J.W. M.
    J.W. MoellerJuly 25, 2012
    A zoo is a zoo is a zoo. Nothing special except for the pandas. Don't go when it's hot; the animals want to rest in the shade just as much as you do
  • Ciji T.
    Ciji TatumNovember 3, 2013
    If you have kids mark your calendar to check out Boo at the Zoo! A great family friendly treat :)
  • eileen u.
    eileen ungerDecember 16, 2009
    Stop and say hi to our panda cubs, who get to stay here in Atlanta!! Membership is incredibly reasonable and allows for unlimited visits during the year with extra perks. Read more
  • Fran H.
    Fran HamptonMay 28, 2011
    Membership is definitely the way to go. My family of five buys the fam membership for 100 bucks a year!
  • Oron Gill H.
    Oron Gill HausJune 15, 2013
    Great healthy food options for kids and incredibly friendly staff.
  • Kevin
    KevinFebruary 5, 2013
    I could watch the gorillas all day. The red panda was cute as elf and as always the meerkats rock my life.
  • Ronnie H.
    Fantastic zoo, friendly professional staff. Very committed to the environment and conservation.
  • Scoutmob
    ScoutmobNovember 29, 2011
    When the city's outdated zoo was named one of the country's 10 worst in the 80s, Willie B. came to the rescue and stole our hearts. In 2000, more than 8,000 mourners joined for a tearful memorial.
  • Kathy W.
    Kathy WatkinsJuly 18, 2011
    Used to work here. A great small and educational zoo for all ages. READ all the signs and learn. ;) Read more
  • Kandice M.
    Kandice Martinez TobinJune 25, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great zoo. Parking is hard to find a lot of the time tho.
  • Rob V.
    Rob VernonAugust 14, 2014
    Zoo Atlanta's animal encounters are a great way to learn about the animals up close.
  • Oakland Cemetery
    Oakland CemeteryFebruary 2, 2011
    Go see the life-sized statue of Willie B, the famous silverback gorilla who served as an icon and ambassador to Atlanta for decades. He was named after 6 term mayor William B. Hartsfield.
  • James H.
    James HerveyJanuary 10, 2010
    make sure you check out the back of your map for keeper talks, animal encounters and feedings. these events throughout the day really make the day
  • Hailee R.
    Hailee RobinsonAugust 18, 2012
    If you live in fulton county on certain days you get in free
  • Mickey M.
    Mickey MellenOctober 5, 2009
    The season pass is worth every penny! It costs less than two trips, and allows you to make short visits without feeling guilty about not seeing everything every time.
  • Jimmy B.
    Jimmy BumpusMay 10, 2012
    Watch out for school groups, little brats will knock you over while the teachers just watch.
  • michelle s.
    michelle sinkSeptember 19, 2015
    Lots to see and do! Great petting zoo and exhibits!
  • Reserve123.com
    Reserve123.comSeptember 27, 2012
    Save some $$ on your admission by purchasing a CityPass. You'll have access to other great spots in Atlanta, too!
  • Atlanta
    AtlantaJune 1, 2012
    Zoo Atlanta: One of the Southeast's top destinations for wildlife and family fun!
  • Allison H.
    Allison HarrelsonSeptember 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Go at 4pm on the weekend & you still have til 6:30p to enjoy the zoo with no crowds.
  • Jixin F.
    Jixin FengNovember 11, 2013
    Try Atlanta city pass, and visit all five locations in 3 days.
  • Tracy N.
    Tracy NicholsJune 28, 2012
    Gotta get here EARLY !!! We've been able to see every animal so far.
  • Holly H.
    If taking kids, call ahead to see which exhibits are closed to avoid potential disappointment.
  • Mary S.
    Mary SSeptember 6, 2015
    Very nice zoo. Wide variety of animals
  • Oh SoPretty R.
    Oh SoPretty RachelleSeptember 5, 2012
    Love the pandas!!! So cute!
  • Phelicia A.
    Phelicia AbramsMay 1, 2012
    Please make sure the rides are available on the day you go,however the kids will love it!
  • Molly D.
    Molly DanaFebruary 20, 2010
    said goodbye to Mei Lan and it made me sad. I also bought an annual membership. If you buy the partner one you and any guest can go to the zoo all year for the price of one day admission!
  • HikingDiva ..
    HikingDiva .September 30, 2011
    Too many people race thru. Stop, watch. Bring your lunch. Can easily spend whole day there
  • Peter O.
    Peter OMarch 15, 2013
    Willie B's and the Grand Patio get very o recorded at lunch
  • Doctor A.
    Doctor AtlantisMay 7, 2011
    Train and Carousel stop at 5 pm! Be sure and get the kids there or suffer disappointment.
  • Scoutmob
    ScoutmobNovember 28, 2011
    A failed circus gave birth to Zoo Atlanta. A local lumber merchant purchased the animals from the circus and donated them to the city in 1889.
  • Siuwai M.
    Siuwai ManMarch 12, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Love this zoo! Everyone should get a membership.
  • Adrian B.
    Clean and highly enjoyable.
  • Stephen B.
    Stephen BoswellOctober 18, 2011
    Mom and cubs are active in morning and near 3:30 when they go inside for the day.
  • Joe D.
    Joe DawleyMarch 11, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Fantasic place. Getting a membership was a great idea
  • Angél W.
    Angél WhetstoneJune 28, 2015
    Everything was great!
  • Shelton E.
    Shelton Echols2 weeks ago
    It was really good, just alot of walking but i enjoyed myself.
  • Clara A.
    Clara ArroyoFebruary 23, 2014
    Great family outing!!
  • Marilyn M.
    Marilyn McGinleyJuly 10, 2015
    Parking here is not so fun but the new amphibious exhibit is really neat
  • Robert S.
    Robert SfeirFebruary 23, 2014
    We got our tickets for free from the library. To that end it was a lot of fun. If I had to pay 70.00 to get in, not so much.
  • Al N.
    Al NatanagaraOctober 2, 2010
    Get the wristbands for the kids. It makes your time at the zoo go by with less hassle.
  • Silvia G.
    Silvia GuedesApril 2, 2013
    Bring water and your walking shoes!
  • Solema C.
    Solema CampbellJuly 25, 2013
    Bring your own food picnic style
  • Mattie A.
    Mattie AAugust 12, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Host your child's birthday party here! You will not regret it
  • YPNation
    YPNationSeptember 27, 2011
    get $3 off on up to 4 general admission tickets when you buy with your YP Rewards Card!
  • Kat S.
    Kat StoneMay 25, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Print out your online tickets before visiting.
  • Jennifer R.
    Jennifer RaoMarch 1, 2010
    Try the Nightcrawler if you get chance. Fabulous to see the animals in the early morning!
  • Kris W.
    Kris WhalleyOctober 21, 2016
    the panda is so cute!
  • Fawwaz N.
    Rhinos are so huge!
  • Justin P.
    Justin ParkerMarch 11, 2012
    Its amazing. I personally loved it.
  • Scoutmob
    ScoutmobNovember 28, 2011
    In Atlanta, it's illegal to tie a giraffe to a telephone pole or street lamp. (Yes, still.)
  • Marc Deil ™ B.
    Marc Deil ™ BagabayAugust 14, 2014
    great pandas!!
  • Trish R.
    Trish RhodesOctober 11, 2011
    go earlier in the day to avoid crowds. Read more
  • Rodney M.
    Rodney MathenNovember 3, 2013
    Parking attendant is awesome! Thank you
  • Mario D.
    Mario DiazJanuary 21, 2016
    I thought it was better but the snake's house worth it.
  • Caitlyn S.
    Caitlyn SilvasJanuary 6, 2013
    The panda experience is worth it!!!!!!
  • Ashley K.
    Ashley KeyesOctober 18, 2015
    Must get the membership!
  • Amy S.
    Amy StokesApril 27, 2013
    pull up your Groupon before you get to the gate. Cell service bad at the front of the zoo.
  • Tammy J.
    Tammy JacobsJune 1, 2014
    Great time can't wait to come back
  • James C.
    James ChristianAugust 26, 2012
    The Flamingos are really stinky!
  • Javier D.
    Javier DominguezApril 25, 2015
    Hábitats variados y gran cantidad de animales.
  • Rosalane R.
    Rosalane RibeiroMay 12, 2014
    Maravilha, ótimo passeio com a família
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