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Memphis Zoo

2000 Prentiss Place, Memphis, TN 38112 (Midtown)
901-276-WILD
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Ranked #2 of 86 attractions in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Zoos
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: YaYa, a female Giant Panda that calls the Memphis Zoo home, enjoys a sunny day.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Memphis, Tennessee
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Memphis, and the southeast are blessed to have this treasure right here in Memphis, TN. The exhibits are modern and first rate. My favorites are Cat Country and the Polar Bear exhibits. Do NOT miss!!!

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Columbia, Maryland
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123 reviews 123 reviews
34 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The zoo is a decent size - big enough to spend a few hours, but not so much as to be overwhelming. They have a nice variety of animals/exhibits, and there are many demonstrations throughout the day. Quick tip - if you stop by Graceland to buy the tickets, you can save a few dollars.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The Memphis Zoo is a must see for all ages when in Memphis.It had such unique features as the Grand Teton exhibit. New animals and viewing areas are being added and updated each year. No one needs to miss some of the great areas such as the penguins and their underwater activities with each other. They are so adorable! You... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

We have gotten season passes for the last ten years. This is a really nice zoo. It's not massive and sprawling, but Memphis Zoo is constantly working to tweak and improve its offerings. The park is well maintained and the staff are friendly. In-park food is a bit high, but what do you expect? Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy... More

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ARKANSAS
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This zoo keeps growing & getting better (you have to be patient during renovations). It has so many animals & so many teaching opportunities. The Northwest Passage is fun as is the seal & polar bear area. The aquarium always fascinates the little ones as does the petting zoo. There are monkeys, lions, tigers, wolves and more. A must see... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I may be partial because I am a native Memphian, but I have watched this zoo grow from small concrete enclosures in the 60's to wide open spaces. The staff are so into what they do- they educate visitors at every opportunity. There are so many different things to do, always something new to see. The Northwest Passage and Teton... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The Memphis Zoo is great. They have been steadily improving & renovating for the last 10-15 years & it's great. Love the pandas and Teton Trek. Really looking forward to the new hippo & elephant enclosures.

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Cordova, TN
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

One of the best zoo's in the country! It is large, beautiful, informative and fun. Kids and adults alike will have a wonderful time.

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Memphis, Tennessee
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
22 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I go with my husband all the time, but I have also set up several work events to help show my employees how much I appreciate them. Having visited Egypt last year this Zoo reminds me so much of my worldly travels with its hieroglyphics and paintings. Make sure and check out the Panda and Polar Bear exhibits. You will... More

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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
22 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

So many things to see, no matter the weather or time of year. It's always changing and you see different animals in many phases of their life. Always educational and engaging for all ages. Cat House cafe is great for snacks or coffee

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