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Address: 469 Old Dahlonega Highway, Dahlonega, GA 30533
Phone Number: 678-859-6820
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Small but Great care of animals

This is a small local zoo with a surprising number of animals. The owners are very, very nice and take great care of the animals. It is nice to have this so close to home and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
Sherrie J
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Dahlonega, Georgia, United States
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Clayton, Georgia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We found this place by accident while looking for the North GA Zoo. Please do NOT get the two confused!! Chestatee was awful. Someone met us in the parking lot and took our money, then handed us a hand-drawn map, which was wrong in so many areas, it was useless. We headed for the "bathroom" first which was three port-o-potties... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We has so much fun there and you can made your kids or grandkids bday party. πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ My daughter love the little pony and the zebra πŸ˜„πŸ˜„ have fun if you go there πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

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Dahlonega, Georgia
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131 reviews 131 reviews
55 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I've passed by this zoo for years and finally stopped with my grandson to visit. They don't have very many animals and most of the ones they have were old and tired looking. Not moving alot. We didn't see anything impressive, but for the younger kids it doesn't take much to impress them so this would be ok. We saw... More 

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Dahlonega, Georgia, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This is a small local zoo with a surprising number of animals. The owners are very, very nice and take great care of the animals. It is nice to have this so close to home and not to have to travel a distance to see these animals.

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Pasadena, Maryland
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50 reviews 50 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Has a wide array of big cats, zebra, camel and more. A lot less walking then many zoo's but, also more friendly.

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I read the review by eve regarding the iris story. Her "facts"are simply not true. Iris hind legs are not underdeveloped. She was alone because the other chimps had all passed away but she had plenty of human interaction. She had a large outdoor play area but during the volunteers recon mission she chose to stay inside her 16x8 room... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

To read about the abuse of this poor animal who was only recently rescued by PETA in early March. Iris was depressed and alone-forced to live in a filthy, concrete cell with no light or any way to exercise or interact with other chimps. She was overweight and her hind limbs underdeveloped from lack of exercise. How could this happen... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I came across this with my family and just went in. The attraction was open and wide. In a few years, this place seems like it'll expand and bring in more animals! I especially loved hand-feeding the zebras!

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Augusta, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

This place is not a traditional zoo but for the value, its not bad. We go to other zoos, where you pay money on top of the entrance fee to feed the giraffe or elephants and only during certain hours...here, you can feed Zebras, Emus, Elk, Turkeys, Guineas, Peacocks, Deer, and a few more for the $10 entrance fee plus... More 

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Chamblee, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We had a great "close encounter" with the animals at Chestatee. It was both entertaining and educational. We learned about the animals, their traits and habitats, threats to their survival, regulations that must be followed and the enormous amount of effort that goes into their upkeep. The family and volunteers really have the heart for this work. All of the... More 

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