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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
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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.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Was impressed at the Baton Rouge Zoo. Landscape was really cool and lots of birds and other mammals there. Even got to see a baby porcupine looking thing. Zoo person who had porcupine was very up to speed on the ins and outs of it. If you are a hobby photographer, you can take some really cool pics here. Kids... More

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Grand Cayman
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Its an old zoo and some of the enclosures are a bit small for the animals. That said, they all look to be in good health and are well cared for. They have some rare animals and very friendly staff. Its also very cheap to visit - less than $10 for an adult.

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Walker, Louisiana
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I do love going to the zoo, but some of the things are under construction and seem a little run down. That being said, no child would even notice so they sure don't care. I love that there's a lot of natural shade because it does get hot here and you need a reprieve from it or you'll just melt.... More

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Baton Rouge, LA
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110 reviews 110 reviews
46 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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
9 helpful votes 9 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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