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Address: 469 Old Dahlonega Highway, Dahlonega, GA 30533
Phone Number: 678-859-6820
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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If you donatesupplies or $ it will help!

I had a visit to the Wildlife Preserve today with my son and it is just that a Preserve that rescues animals and survives totally on donations and volunteers. I would not put it... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
Beth H
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Milton, Georgia
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Milton, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I had a visit to the Wildlife Preserve today with my son and it is just that a Preserve that rescues animals and survives totally on donations and volunteers. I would not put it in the Zoo category. They have signs that say all donations are used for food. I'm sure if people would donate pine straw, shavings, or other... More 

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Clayton, Georgia
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 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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CWPZOO, Owner at Chestatee Wildlife Preserve & Zoo, responded to this review

Dear FigmentOfY, Our day begins at 8 am every day, 365 days a year, beginning with feeding all of the animals and then cleaning. You surly understand that animals poop and mess up their habitats within the 24 hour cycle. We are a non-profit and totally run by volunteers. We strive to stay above the required "standards" and work very... 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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
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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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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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Address: Address: 469 Old Dahlonega Highway, Dahlonega, GA 30533
Phone Number: 678-859-6820
Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Dahlonega
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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