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Baton Rouge Zoo

Address: 3601 Thomas Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70704
Phone Number: 225-775-3877
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Ranked #7 of 22 Activities in Baton Rouge
Owner description: More than 944 animals and birds, set in their natural outdoor habitats, plus a children's area...
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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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Atlanta, Georgia, Usa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Go and see the new tiger cubs!! This zoo has a nice assortment of animals to see and experience and a great little gift shop... Enjoy!

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Plaquemine, Louisiana
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

The Baton Rouge Zoo is a great place to spend an afternoon with grandkids! Well kept natural habitat, nice variety of animals, snack bar, picnic area, a train to ride--all fun!

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79 reviews 79 reviews
18 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Missed half of it because my wife's best friends husband is a jerk. But really loved this zoo. The pygmy hippo was awesome. Have been to a lot of zoo's & I think this one is one of the best. Audubon is high priced & I think you pay for the name in New Orleans. Wasn't overly impressed with the... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This zoo is honestly depressing, theres very few animals and the ones they have look like they want to kill themselves. I only take my son here for the BOO at the Zoo which is horribly ran each year. The lines are long as if they don't expect such a turn out. Nothing seems to be ran efficiently at this... More 

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Monticello, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

It was an Awesome day spent with my children at a great zoo... We got to see several animals that we have never seen. The pygmy hippo, the cheetah, and the Black leopard were highlights...

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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146 reviews 146 reviews
57 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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