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Memphis Zoo

Address: 2000 Prentiss Place, Memphis, TN 38112 (Midtown)
Phone Number: 901-276-WILD
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Ranked #3 of 76 Attractions in Memphis
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Owner 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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Activities: Viewing wildlife
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner 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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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Quite a big zoo to cover. We went in December and hardly anyone there! felt like only two people in there! Very strange but the zoo however was a great trip and if you get time pay a visit. We saw the pandas and they are as cute as they look on tv! Well worth a visit.

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Ontario, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

I was looking for something to do and picked this attraction. I'm glad I did. I really enjoyed myself and was impressed with the Memphis Zoo. I recommend it.

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Argenta, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

While in Memphis we visited the Memphis Zoo with our almost three year old. We were there on. Friday morning and pretty much had the zoo to ourselves. The zoo itself is pretty spread out with a good variety of animals. We spent a lot of time in the China area watching the Giant Pandas and other animals. The playground... More 

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Cocoa Beach, Florida, USA
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5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW via mobile

Great little zoo. Could be more informative with the static displays, also would like to see more concession areas for drinks and snacks-might also help with revenue. We bought an annual pass because it was such a great value. We can't wait to go back!

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Chicago, Illinois
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13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

This is an excellent zoo. Striking entrance, nice buildings, lots of animals. The giraffes are many and beautiful. We saw the keeper presentation there and it was very well done, informative. But for me it's all about the pandas. This in one of the four zoos in the U.S. that have pandas. If you're here, don't miss them. The panda... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

I heard so much about the Zoo but it was an average Zoo. My wife and I had a good walk but so much of the Zoo was "Closed for the season" I'm sure not the best time to visit in December

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 NEW

I've been to many zoos- and you don't know what you've got until you go else where. Memphis Zoo is gorgeous and HUGE. Tons to see and interact with. It rocks. Also, pandas.

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

As one who grew up in Memphis, I enjoyed revisiting a place I enjoyed in my youth. Although some parts of the zoo still need updating, the overall experience is a pleasant one, with a wide variety of different pavilions and enough variety among the animals to provide a pleasant afternoon's diversion. Among the highlights for us were the Big... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I haven't been to any other zoo that had as many different types of animals as the Memphis Zoo. They have all animals you would expect in a zoo. The Pandas are my favorite! Memphis is one of the few zoos to have them.

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Alamo, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Our family loves visiting the Memphis Zoo and always has a wonderful time. It is user friendly and easy to get around. Its in the beautiful Overton Park in the mid town area . Take your family to the zoo year round

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