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Zoo Atlanta

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Grant Park, Atlanta
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  • Jennifer B.
    Jennifer BSeptember 14, 2014
    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.
    Upvoted Aug 20
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Diogo C.
    Diogo CatossiMay 12, 2013
    Awesome zoo, specially by the pandas and Gorillas! Avoid the long eating lines in the park by going to a nearby place around the park, you can stamp your ha dado to return at the entrance.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Amanda H.
    Amanda HarwoodFebruary 23, 2012
    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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Geoff
    GeoffMarch 18, 2010
    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.
  • 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
  • Amanda M.
    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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Julie
    JulieApril 2, 2015
    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!
  • 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!
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Jedidiah M.
    Jedidiah MayMarch 11
    This place is awesome. We drive from Kentucky, and it's worth the trip every time. Especially the pandas!
  • Elizabeth
    ElizabethJune 23, 2015
    There is always something fun going on around here from classes to interactive displays they set up.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Tori W.
    Tori WMarch 21, 2013
    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!
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Steve B.
    Steve BlackstonMay 31, 2014
    Great trip with the church group. Needs better directions for the bus drivers on where to park.
  • 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
  • Janine
    JanineMay 28, 2014
    Don't miss feeding the giraffes...cash only, and check your map for feeding times!
  • 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
  • Gabriel T.
    Gabriel TaylorMarch 30, 2013
    It was a fun place! Don't miss the statues near the kids zoo! ;)
  • 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.
  • 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 :)
  • Jennifer R.
    Jennifer RaoMarch 1, 2010
    Try the Nightcrawler if you get chance. Fabulous to see the animals in the early morning!
  • Al N.
    Al NatanagaraOctober 2, 2010
    Get the wristbands for the kids. It makes your time at the zoo go by with less hassle.
  • Oron Gill H.
    Oron Gill HausJune 15, 2013
    Great healthy food options for kids and incredibly friendly staff.
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