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Address: 107 S. 17th Ave, Hattiesburg, MS 39401
Phone Number: 601-545-4576
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what a great little zoo

We live in the greater new Orleans area and the Audubon zoo is expensive, large and generally un-enjoyable.. My family and was staying at Paul b Johnson state park and wanted... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Slidell, Louisiana
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Slidell, Louisiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

We live in the greater new Orleans area and the Audubon zoo is expensive, large and generally un-enjoyable.. My family and was staying at Paul b Johnson state park and wanted to get out for a day so we decided to check out the zoo..no crowds, no lines, no over stimulation..just the right size, lots of exhibits and unlike larger... More 

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Conroe, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This was a great little zoo! We stopped in the week of Christmas and they happened to have Christmas with Santa, we skipped it due to the prices for breakfast. But went on a tour of the zoo. It was a chilly day and not many sightseers! Loved the juguar as he seemed very friendly wanting to play with my... More 

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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I have lived in Hattiesburg for 40 years. When I first came, the zoo was a rather sad place. The animals were in cages, and I don't remember any natural habitats. As many things have changed in Hattiesburg, so they have at the zoo. There have been many, many changes throughout the zoo, and it does not even resemble the... More 

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Hattiesburg
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great place to enjoy seasonable weather. Animals are somewhat limited. There is a train that circles the zoo you can ride and a carousel as well

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Hattiesburg, MS
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Hattiesburg Zoo is great zoo, given its size and the size of the city. I only rated it as average because I've been to some world-class zoological parks, and, quite simply, this zoo can't compare. That said, one shouldn't compare it to those, but since this site is aimed at travelers, I felt this rating was more appropriate. There... More 

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Wiggins, Mississippi
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43 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

This isn't a huge zoo, but it is bigger than what you would typically find in other similar sized cities. The animals are well cared for as well. I've been coming here for 20 years now and have enjoyed watching the zoo grow through the years.

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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

This is a nice zoo with a pretty atmosphere. Everything is nice and clean.....very well kept. There is a nice selection of animals and they seem happy. This is a small zoo but worth going to visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The Hattiesburg Zoo has never looked better since the Hattiesburg Convention Center took over....No doubt they have committed to making the zoo a regional tourist attraction. This is not a large zoo but a very nice zoo. They are constantly finding ways to fund and make the zoo better.

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Lenexa Kansas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I guess I am spoiled with bigger city zoos like Chicago's Brookfield, San Diego and even Kansas City. There are not a lot of animals but there are nice misting stations, (good for keeping heat down) and a carousel and little train which circles around the outside. OK for younger kids and to spend about an hour there. They do... More 

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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Had a wonderful time at zoo boo. Very family friendly. Lots of things to do and see. Animals are well kept and look very happy!

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