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Chestatee Wildlife Preserve & Zoo

469 Old Dahlonega Highway, Dahlonega, GA 30533
678-859-6820
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Ranked #6 of 7 Attractions in Dahlonega
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos
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English first
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We took our 3 year old to this place and she really enjoyed herself. The animal experience I would consider good but the staff were wonderful. They really helped us enjoy our experience by being so kind. We got to pet a zebra, deer, and horse. They have quarter machines to get corn to feed the animals that will come... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We live quite close and have been several times. The animals are kept in tight quarters and there's just not much to see. It's way over priced for what you get and don't plan on bringing a picnic lunch! We were told we couldn't sit and eat at the huge EMPTY pavilion unless we reserved it. Not so nice!

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Tennessee
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70 reviews 70 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

My husband and I took our daughter and 3 grandchildren (1, 6 & 10) and we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. It was large enough to see a nice variety of animals/reptiles and yet small enough to not wear everyone out. We observed lions, bears, deer, moose, fox, emu, white tiger, leopard, zebras, snakes, birds, monkeys, etc. In fact the turtles... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

why in the world would put animals in cages inside a fence????? Will not be returning, took me about 20 mins to walk the entire zoo and only saw 5 animals not in cages in a fence. it just does not make sense, why not let them out of the cage? THEY ARE ALREADY IN A FENCE! literally if you... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

What an amazing experience. Well worth every penny. My wife and I did this for our anniversary. Cw was awesome tour guide. I never dreamt of getting so close to these amazing animals. The animals are truly fortunate. Big gem in small location

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Ellijay, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

If you need a nice afternoon or early morning trip with your toddler or pres-school age children, the price is for the welfare of the animals so at $10 over 11 years, and $5 for young children and the gas its a 50$ day, please rememeber the fees support this park and the animals. But they have a picnic area... More

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St Martin
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26 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I'm giving this 4 stars because I think these guys work really hard and have their hearts in the right place. No problem with the price though there's not a wide variety of animals, and yes it's hot, but hey it's hot in July in Georgia! The highlight for us was petting the Zebras and Zonkeys and by luck got... More

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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Great facility and it's a rescue shelter and zoo. We couldn't believe the diversity of the animals, especially the lions. Delightful staff too!

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Duluth, Georgia
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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The details: $10 for adults $5 for children. It might be hard in some spots to get a stroller around and the trail to all of the animal enclosures is a bit sunny in spots so sunscreen is probably a good idea. At the time of my visit the snack bar was closed so it was strictly b.y.o.b. Make sure... More

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7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

We have lived in Dahlonega for 6 years and decided to take our 3 1/2 year old to the zoo. Price was good. There are quite a few animals there. Some are hard to see because they are set back from the fence in large cages. The zebras you can feed and pet because they come right to the fence.... More

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