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Address: 3601 Thomas Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70704
Phone Number: 225-775-3877
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Description: More than 944 animals and birds, set in their natural outdoor habitats...
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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A well maintained and improved zoo

I remember days of my childhood when Buckskin Bill and all his children viewers helped to collect pennies for Penny the Elephant and numerous trips there as a child, then a youth... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Batavia, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Stopped in Monday 04/20/15 to stretch legs. Average small city zoo - no big interactive displays or research plants. But if you want a good pleasant afternoon without being oversold and pushed through the gift shop, this serves.

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Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
14 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I remember days of my childhood when Buckskin Bill and all his children viewers helped to collect pennies for Penny the Elephant and numerous trips there as a child, then a youth and it has been some decades, but my recently trip there brought back many childhood memories. Many improvements were made and the areas is quite beautiful and well... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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73 reviews 73 reviews
29 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This has to be one of, if not, the most under-valued thing to do in Baton Rouge on Trip Advisor. It is great entertainment for the money at $8/adult and with free parking. We spent a little over 3 hours here. It was well maintained, contained a variety of animals, and had snack stand options. Don't be foolish and check... More 

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Delmar, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

A hidden gem, don't go here expecting the Bronx zoo, but it is a very manageable size, just right for a few hours of relaxation and with a lot of variety. The admission rates are reasonable, and although the food could be a little better (usual public place junk food), the other visitors seemed content.

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Denham Springs, Louisiana
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Our zoo is the coolest! Kids and adults alike enjoy interacting with the animals. Every year at Halloween local corporations set up candy booths to provide local kids a chance for safely trick-or-treat. We go every year. Our kids love it!

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

The zoo was nice, but it wasn't the greatest. It could have a lot more potential. We took our time taking pictures. It took about 3 hours to walk through it. There were not as many animals as I would have thought we would have seen. Lots of birds & monkeys. Price to get in was good, although only children... More 

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McDonough, Georgia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We decided to go to the Baton Rouge Zoo since it was one of the few attractions actually open on a Monday. We were pleasantly surprised at the quality of the zoo. We saw many animals that we had never seen before in other zoos. The park was very clean and the employees were extremely welcoming. It is also a... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We used to bring our children here often when they were small. It was a great place to get them out and expose them to different animals. Over the years the zoo has fallen into disrepair and seems neglected. I know the newest manager is trying to revive it. The new tiger exhibit is a great example of that.

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Atlanta, Georgia, Usa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

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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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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