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Address: 150 Cleveland Park Drive, Greenville, SC 29601
Phone Number: (864) 467-4300
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A nice small zoo

We visit the zoo quite often as the prices are reasonable and it is conveniently located near a great children's park, our favorite local bike trail (Swamp Rabbit Trail), and some... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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Anderson, South Carolina
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Anderson, South Carolina
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93 reviews 93 reviews
25 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

We visit the zoo quite often as the prices are reasonable and it is conveniently located near a great children's park, our favorite local bike trail (Swamp Rabbit Trail), and some good downtown restaurants. The zoo is small, but well kept up and pleasant. The exhibits seem to be large enough so that you don't immediately feel sad about the... More 

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Greenville, sc
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We have lived in Chicago...so I know the Greenville Zoo is not a big city zoo. BUT it is delightful. Something you can do with your family of all ages-young and old-without being exhausted. The zoo is clean, the animals great, the staff is friendly and helpful. There's a big deal about a zoo in Dallas posting a video feed... More 

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Pisgah Forest, North Carolina
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I was very excited when I learned that I would be visiting the zoo in Greenville. It's such a lovely walk from downtown and my expectations were high for such a well developed and maintained area. I have been pleasantly surprised and pleased by the design and the overall appearance and appreciation for the natural beauty that has been expressed... More 

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Wheaton, Illinois
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I took my grandson to the park nearby and realized the zoo was right there. We ventured in and enjoyed the animals. The zoo is small and very easy to go through in a short time frame. I liked the size for a small child but am used to larger zoos with more animals.

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Greenville, South Carolina
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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
4 attraction 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
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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
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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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