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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 #13 of 62 Activities in Louisville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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English first
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

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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146 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Louisville, Kentucky
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76 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The zoo has worked really hard to stay current and updated. The grounds are clean and neat. The food is typical of a zoo. The animals are interesting and fun to see. There is plenty of parking. Just lock up valuables. Make sure your car is locked. They have lots of special programs that are fun.

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Louisville, Kentucky
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The Louisville Zoo is consistently rated one of the best in Louisville, and is a must see for anyone visiting.

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Shelbyville, Kentucky
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The time we went a lot of animals were out and the line for the food court went all the way to the door and was starting to stretch. Other than that is was a pretty ok visit, I had a lot of fun otherwise.

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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

Had a great visit. Wasn't too busy being December which was great for us because we had more individual attention from the trainers

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chandler, Indiana
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13 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The exhibits are very nicely done, with larger enclosures and quality displays. Orangutans were our favorite, and probably the polar bear, too! We loved the water park area for our late May visit, and the kids had a blast on the train. Will definitely be back again!

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Killen, Alabama
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

One of the best zoos in the nation. The water area is great on a hot Kentucky day! The panda habitat is our very favorite place to be!

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