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Baton Rouge Zoo

3601 Thomas Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70704
225-775-3877
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Ranked #16 of 33 Attractions in Baton Rouge
Type: Zoos
Owner description: More than 944 animals and birds, set in their natural outdoor habitats, plus a children's area, tram and train rides make this a family-friendly... more » Owner description: More than 944 animals and birds, set in their natural outdoor habitats, plus a children's area, tram and train rides make this a family-friendly attraction. « less
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Baton Rouge, LA
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107 reviews 107 reviews
46 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

It's located in north Baton Rouge, passed the airport in Baker. A little bit of a drive to get too. Once here, you'll enjoy your visit. Be sure to purchase a ticket to ride the train especially if you have young kids. The recently renovated "Big Cat" house is very well done.

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Baton Rouge
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Functional & attractive landscaping adds shade & eye appeal; good range of species on exhibit, obviously well cared for. Relaxed environment for families & children.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Went with some friends and their kids. Nothing comparable to a big city zoo but interesting and a fun outing.

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New Iberia, Louisiana
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This is not the closest zoo to our home, but it is by far our favorite. We love the size for a day trip. Not as interesting as the New Orleans Zoo, but perfect for the kids during the summer. Just the right size to keep them interested without becoming too hot or tired. We wish they still had the... More

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Vidalia, Louisiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We visited in July which was not too smart on our part but we still had fun. The zoo keepers were super friendly and informative. It isn't a huge zoo but adequate to satisfy for an interesting family outing not far from home. Don't eat the chilli dogs and you will leave happy. The walk to the car in the... More

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Amite, Louisiana, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Baton Rouge zoo isn't a huge place and doesn't pretend to be. It is a great few hours with the family, but not too long that the children start acting like animals. Close by, small lines, lots of animals. BR zoo has a lot of attractions that kids like too, not just 20 varieties of one animal.

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Greenwell Springs, Louisiana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I recently ran in the annual Baton Rouge Zoo Zoom 5K. Fun, fun, fun. This 5K takes place every August and is attended by both serious and recreational runners. There is also a Fun Run the kiddos. You get a chance to not only run through the zoo property, but you can enjoy passing the exhibits and seeing all the... More

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

if you are from a big city you will be disappointed but if you want a nice relaxing stroll with the animals it is perfect

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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104 reviews 104 reviews
22 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Having been to some of the biggest zoos in the world, from Beijing to San Francisco to Minneapolis to San Diego, I'll tell you right now this is not at their level. But that's okay, go into this zoo with an open heart and realistic expectations and I think you'll enjoy it as much as we did. I took my... More

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Deville, Louisiana
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I went with my son for the Zoo & me. We had a great time. All areas were marked well and safe. The workers were amazing with all the kids.

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