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Louisville Zoo

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Address: 1100 Trevilian Way, Louisville, KY 40213
Phone Number: (502) 459-2181
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Solid zoo

We were impressed with the diverse animals at this zoo. The exhibits were nice and have most of the animals a lot of room to roam. Only rated a 4 because some of the exhibits and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Hillsboro, Ohio
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We have been regular patrons of the Zoo for over a decade. Each visit there is fewer animals and too many empty exhibits. With every visit SOMETHING IS ALWAYS under construction and more of the concessions closed. We were truly disappointed in our visit this year, We could not wait to leave. We did see the Amir tiger training, it... More 

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Nice Zoo. Some unique animals to see. Lay out is good. Prices need to be considered by management. High ticket price for size and location. Larger zoos in big cities are much cheaper

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We were impressed with the diverse animals at this zoo. The exhibits were nice and have most of the animals a lot of room to roam. Only rated a 4 because some of the exhibits and train were closed.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I love taking my kids to zoos, so I was really looking forward to going to the Louisville Zoo. I was fairly disappointed, however. The map was difficult to understand, but with the construction going on, that may be why. The Polar bear area was really neat (I loved how it was set up), but there was only one polar... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I have been to several Zoo's and so far Louisville Zoo is my least favorite. I don't feel the animals have enough nature type environment. This stresses me so I can't imagine how the animals like it. The waterpark area needs better monitoring.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

This zoo was the perfect size for my 2 boys (3,7) to walk and explore without needing a stoller. They loved the reptile house the best I think. Animals were pretty active not just laying around. The train was not running that day but the watch splash areas was so be sure to bring a change of clothes. And something... More 

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Radcliff, Kentucky
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We took our 9-year old grandson to the zoo on Sunday, July 27, 2015. It appears the zoo needs new leadership with a new vision and a new direction. This is going to make some folks angry; however, honestly, I feel like I visited a third world country. Yes, as a retired Armed Forces Service Member, I have been to... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This has to be one of the best zoo's in the country. There are so many unique animal exhibits, including feeding rainforest birds by hand, feeding giraffes by hand, petting zoo with goats, a huge Gorilla enclosure with indoor viewing, tremendous Artic exhibit with polar bears and other animals. The seal and sea lion shows are amazing, as well. When... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Went on a 98 degree day in July so the splash park was the highlight. The renovations caused many parts of the zoo to be inaccessible. The bear exhibit is great! Gorilla exhibit is also good. A bit hilly and could be marked better.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

I was really looking forward to my trip to the Louisville zoo..as a kid I loved it BUT I WAS VERY DISAPPOINTED! It was very grown up making IT hard to see animals..ALOT OF ANIMALS WERE NOT EVEN OUT TO SEE. Took my grandkids and I was telling them how nice it was.. But oh I was SO SO WRONG..... More 

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Additional Information about Louisville Zoo

Address: 1100 Trevilian Way, Louisville, KY 40213
Phone Number: (502) 459-2181
Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville>  > Poplar Level
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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