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Address: 2918 West Capitol Street, Jackson, MS 39209
Phone Number: 601-352-2582
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: Enjoy a day of fun for the entire family at this zoo that houses large...
Enjoy a day of fun for the entire family at this zoo that houses large cats, monkeys and more than 250 other types of animals, plus a carousel, minature train, petting zoo for children, gift shop and concessions.
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Tradition

I like the Jackson Zoo I think they have been making major improvements and I agree even though its near an ugly part of town , I feel totally safe going with my kids . I've been... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

I like the Jackson Zoo I think they have been making major improvements and I agree even though its near an ugly part of town , I feel totally safe going with my kids . I've been going here since I was a young child ..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I am a young adult Jackson native and recently re-visited the zoo for the first time in several years. I had a great afternoon with my girlfriend. It was an unusually warm day for January and all of the animals were out. Pros: 1. The Jackson Zoo is relatively small (in a good way) - but features many exciting animals... More 

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zoolady3, Public Relations Manager at Jackson Zoo, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your feedback! This is one of the most beneficial reviews we have received from a zoo guest and we really appreciate that your comments are in the best interest of the zoo itself and its' animals. We are very glad to know that the changes we are making to improve the zoo are being seen by... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This is without a doubt the worst zoo I have ever been to you are literally taking your life into your own hands just driving to this place. The exhibits are awful the animals need to be rescued and shipped to zoo's that can meet their needs. Just try walking down the African forest boardwalk without falling you would be... More 

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zoolady3, Public Relations Manager at Jackson Zoo, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting with us, we apologize that we did not meet your expectations. We are an AZA accredited institution and our animal care staff takes expectational care of the animals. We appreciate all customer feedback, and will continue striving to "Zoo It Better". More 

Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Our family really likes the Jackson Zoo. We spend a couple of hours there 2-3 times a year. The children love it.

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zoolady3, Public Relations Manager at Jackson Zoo, responded to this review

We are so glad that you visit with us regularly and that the children enjoy the zoo! We hope that you have a great New Year and visit with us in 2015 to see the new additions and improvements we are making! More 

Jackson, Mississippi
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I Don't think that there can be a safer looking city zoo in the US of A. The place looks like it hasn't been worked on in over a decade. The employees are bored looking, which would make sense since the place is virtually deserted. However, it's the animals that are of concern. The facility really do make the animals... More 

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zoolady3, Public Relations Manager at Jackson Zoo, responded to this review

Sorry to hear that you had an unpleasant experience with us. Our zoo is almost 100 years old, but we are constantly striving to "zoo it better" with the resources that we have available. The animals are very well taken care of and we are AZA accredited, which means the habitats are in code with other AZA zoos across the... More 

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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Wife and I hadn't been to a zoo in years. Spent the afternoon here, and really enjoyed ourselves. You can see the whole zoo in one afternoon. We really like the boardwalk where you feel like your in with the animals. Small zoo, but a good way to spend 3 or 4 hours

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zoolady3, Public Relations Manager at Jackson Zoo, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback! We hope that you will visit again soon! More 

Jackson, Mississippi
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My husband started volunteering at the Jackson Zoo a couple of years ago, which led me to start attending more. I loved the "Zoo Brew" in March, which had about 20 different local, micro-breweries represented, in addition to the national breweries. It was a great fun raiser. The Jackson Zoo is also very committed to conservation, having a number of... More 

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zoolady3, Public Relations Manager at Jackson Zoo, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your feedback! Glad to hear that you enjoy your zoo visits, and our collection of SSP animals. It's great to be able to visit the zoo multiple times a year, because you get to see the interaction of animals in different seasons, moods, etc. Hopefully we will see you again soon! And of course we are... More 

Auburn, Georgia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

My wife, daughter and I had a good time at the zoo. We went in October and the zoo was quite empty. Most of the animals were out though, and the enclosures were nice and well kept. We interacted with one of the keepers and she was quite friendly. The chimpanzee and pygmy hippo enclosures were really fun and interesting.... More 

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zoolady3, Public Relations Manager at Jackson Zoo, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback! The Fall is a great time to visit, because of the cooler temperatures and the animals seem to be more active during this time. Sorry to hear about your experience at the petting zoo, we will take your feedback into consideration as we are working to improve overall satisfaction of the zoo, as well as the... More 

Jackson, Mississippi
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Boo at the Zoo was spooktacular!!! The decorations were incredible, the staff was extremely friendly, and most importantly, the kids had a blast! It was an amazing fun, safe, and affordable family event filled with the joys of tons of excited children. Bravo to the staff at the zoo!

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zoolady3, Public Relations Manager at Jackson Zoo, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your feedback. We are so glad to hear that you and your children enjoyed Boo at the Zoo! This is one of our favorite events and we enjoy seeing the happy faces of both kids and parents. Hopefully we will see you again next year for another spooktacular Boo at the Zoo :) More 

cleveland, ms
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

My family and I spent the morning at the Jackson Zoo today. We had a very enjoyable experience. This is not a very large zoo but what they have is presented well. The zoo was clean and appeared well-maintained. The staff with whom we spoke were all friendly and helpful. The pathways through forested areas were quite pretty and the... More 

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zoolady3, Public Relations Manager at Jackson Zoo, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting! We hope to see you again soon! More 

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