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Memphis Zoo

2000 Prentiss Place, Memphis, TN 38112 (Midtown)
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Ranked #2 of 86 Attractions in Memphis
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 young children, Activities for older children
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Not the best zoo we've been to. But it is definitely worth going to. We went after lunch and a lot of the animals were sleeping. They have a nice variety but many were behind , glass with fingerprints, bars or wires. Made it difficult to photograph. We had a nice time and spent quite a while there.

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Norman, Oklahoma
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The Memphis Zoo was all that I hoped it would be and then some! You entered then followed the paths to see every animal imaginable, including dragons! All the animals seemed to love to interact and have their pictures taken which was a real plus. All of the staff on the grounds were very helpful and so knowledgeable! Will definitely... More

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Littleton, Colorado, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

It had been 10 years since we had been to the Memphis Zoo. We were very happy with all of the changes! Lots of open space, the animal areas are great! You can still see the animals! We went during the week so there was less crowds, but all of the food options were closed except for the Cat Food... More

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Grand Cayman
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49 reviews 49 reviews
12 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I don't like zoos in overall, however I understand it may be the only way to get to see these beautiful animals so I usually visit them. I felt extremely sad at this one. Some of the places for the animals are not as big as they need (compared to Dallas Zoo for example). I am not sure if some... More

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Strongsville, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

I love this zoo. It is clean, well laid out, adds/changes exhibits regularly, and has an excellent animal collection. I go once a year when i go to Memphis to attend a con over Labor Day weekend. It is a great time to be there as I have the zoo almost to myself. Be sure to see Cat Country, the... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

So many different animal attractions. Great way to spend the day while in Memphis. All the animals were visible & active. I loved the animals of the night exhibit. I got to see animals that are not at other Zoos.

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Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Most beautiful Zoo i have visited so far. Not far from other tourist attractions and zoo is clean and animals were all out and roaming about on the day of our visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

We are not great fans of zoos but heard good things about this one. We found Memphis Zoo to be clean and the animals all looked in good condition. The enclosures appeared spacious and well maintained. Like another recent reviewer, I don't like being made to pose for a photograph which I have no intention of buying, especially being asked... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

There are loads of interesting animals at this zoo. I was surprised given how close it is to the city. I wasn't a big fan of Memphis, TN but this zoo was definitely among my fond memories. We went two hours before closing and walked the entire thing. It was around feeding time, hardly anybody there, and the animals were... More

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Cordova, Tennessee
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61 reviews 61 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We went as they opened on a Saturday morning and it was shortened due to a local zoo event happening later that day. We got the photo taken by the person at the entrance like every theme park does (which i totally despise by the way). Most of the animals were somewhat active and awake. I enjoyed watching the elephants,... More

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