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Louisville Zoo

Address: 1100 Trevilian Way, Louisville, KY 40213 (Poplar Level)
Phone Number: (502) 459-2181
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Ranked #22 of 160 things to do in Louisville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Gainesville, Florida
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121 reviews 121 reviews
72 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Great great zoo, located closely to downtown. Wonderful asset for the city and wonderful fun for kids.

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I love the Louisville Zoo, but by far my favorite exhibit are the gorillas. You are able to see them up close and sit on one of the window ledges and just watch ( for hours at a time if you like). Great place, overall!

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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

For as little as $90 a year you can have an anytime activity that the kids are going to love everytime. The zoo is fantastic educational entertainment for the whole family. We often go in the winter months just to the Herpequarium and The Islands buildings where it's always warm and tropical. When it comes to the zoo itself, it's... More 

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Louisville
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We visited the Louisville Zoo in September 2014. It was an okay visit - our children enjoyed it (we have a 5 year old & 1 year old). However, we had been to the Cincinnati Zoo in 2012 and it was much better than the Louisville Zoo. The animals at the Louisville Zoo seemed more cramped in their enclosures. Overall... More 

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Louisville
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The animals are generally situated in fairly large containment areas. Pretty much all of the animals you associate with zoos. Excellent gorilla group. A small gauge train goes around the zoo. Nice gift shop.

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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The zoo isn't for the faint of heart. I am just that. I need a motorized chair to get around. And I would visit more often.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We visited yesterday and paid full price to enter. We then found lots of the areas not open, only one out of 5 cafes open, all vending machines out of order and the only animals out looked as depressed as we felt. Overall the winter weather probably didn't help the atmosphere but you really shouldn't charge full price if many... More 

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South Bend, Indiana
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147 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Very nice zoo, a lot of playgrounds and open space areas for kids to play around in. Some animals weren't out, given the time of year, but we saw quite a bit and had a nice afternoon. Spent about 4 hours there.

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Kentucky
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We visited the Louisville Zoo on a crisp fall day and were not disappointed. The giraffe exhibit is fabulous and allows up close views and a really neat feeding station. The hippo exhibit was very nice and we got to see a mom and baby interacting. The polar bear area is really nice. We watched the bear play with a... More 

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Paducah, Kentucky
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

It's definitely not the best zoo, but I can not say it was bad. Looks like they are struggling to attract visitors during winter time. Hopefully they can organize some winter activities or maybe open a cafe which works during cold season. The area looks sad without anything going on around. Siberian tiger with a sign in Russian language were... More 

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