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Address: 150 Cleveland Park Drive, Greenville, SC 29601
Phone Number: (864) 467-4300
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Greenville Zoo

Haven't been there in a while and not since the elephant exhibit was discontinued. One of the elephants died, leaving only one and she was moved to another zoo; but, sadly she... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Caroline E
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Greenville, South Carolina
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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Haven't been there in a while and not since the elephant exhibit was discontinued. One of the elephants died, leaving only one and she was moved to another zoo; but, sadly she died on the way there. The elephants were always a first stop whlle at the zoo. Always enjoy my visits there. New exhibits are being added so am... More 

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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This zoo is extremely small and can be gone through in an hour and a half!! It is mostly shaded for our hot, SC summers which is a true blessing!!

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This small size zoo packs a giant size punch. Small enough to stroll & enjoy in just a few hours and have time left to enjoy other nice - day activities. Yet large scale feel to enjoy a wide array of must-see animals. Great for young children, and there is a grand size playground right outside the zoo also.

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105 reviews 105 reviews
26 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

This is a sad case of neglect by woeful city leadership and poor treatment of a neighborhood treasure. They even transferred the venerable Joy, the elephant, who tragically died on her way to a new home. She had brought her own brand of joy to several generations of children. Poor Joy who tried so hard. The zoo was once well... More 

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Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

for the little ones to enjoy. Nice exhibits and the kids can feed some farm animals at the end. My grandson LOVES this place!

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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We have lived in Chicago with larger zoos available. The Greenville zoo offers just enough to keep going back, without feeling overwhelmed. A beautiful day, seeing animals, a walk along the river, picnic in the park, stroll downtown or take the trolly...you can do it all in Greenville! A season pass is a wonderful investment for the family-see what you... More 

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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Had to waste some time waiting for husband so I went to the zoo very small and not a lot of animals but very pretty

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I have been taking my kids to the Greenville Zoo for years. Just not the same since Joy the elephant died. Small hometown zoo. Clean and we'll maintained. Very small. The giraffes are cool.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Greenville Zoo offers the right dose of entertainment for kids up to maybe 12. No big entertainment shows, but a nice and educational reptile department. It's small-town entertainment as you would expect it and offers a variety of kids' educational camps.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Greenville zoo is a smaller, but not disappointing zoo to spend an afternoon in. Great for smaller children who have shorter attention spans or tire quickly. Easy walking areas with plenty of benches to sit and watch some of the animals from while you enjoy the landscaping around the zoo. Well planned and cared for!

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