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Memphis Zoo

2000 Prentiss Place, Memphis, TN 38112 (Midtown)
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Ranked #3 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 older children, Activities for young children
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Anchorage, Alaska
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

This zoo is incredible! The layout is well thought out. There is a huge variety of animals. I visited them all (except the Northwest animals-I see most of those in my back yard on occasion!) and loved them all. I really liked the penguins and the birds. The open aviary was especially nice although I heard a few people who... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

A wonderful zoo! lots of animals to see (as expected), but what makes this zoo different from all other parks, is the fact that you can move arround freely and spend time at each exhibit, even when there are crowds - is is truly spacious. TN drivers licence holders can get in for free on Tuesdays!

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

We visited Memphis and spent half a day at the Zoo. It was an absolutely delightful experience. The only thing that would have made it better would have been if we had a whole day to spend there. I absolutely recommend this as a must see in Memphis!

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Duluth, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

The variety of animals was unbelievable. The enclosures seemed roomy while allowing easy viewing for visitors. We spent three hours walking through the zoo and still didn't see everything. It's an absolutely amazing value for the low admission price.

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Union County, North Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Awesome Zoo- decorated with Halloween- so many different types of animals. The weather was perfect for this visit.

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Scottsburg, Indiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful zoo as far as landscaping and such but I felt that some of the animal enclosures were not up to par. They were small and a lot of times they had mostly gravel to walk on. I would have given it 5 stars if the enclosures were better suited.

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Normanton, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Pandas and red pandas the later I had never heard of, definitely worth a visit. Some of the enclosures were a little small but it was been updated when we visited. A lot of the food outlets were closed but again our visit was probably out of season.

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114 reviews 114 reviews
49 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This zoo is pretty big so we ended up being here for quite a few hours. There is plenty to see and we really loved all the theming of the different areas. It wasn't too expensive for the size either which was a bonus. The only downsides were we thought the big cat cages were a little small and as... More

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London, England
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186 reviews 186 reviews
36 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The day we visited we could not believe the crowds and had a bit of difficulty finding a parking spot. The reason - it was free admission that day and the elderly of Memphis were taking full advantage. Once away from the entrance, though, there was no problem and we took our time strolling amongst the many fascinating birds and... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Even if the animals were not in the zoo, this would be a beautiful place to see. I don't think I have ever seen such a variety of cats. I would recommend the Memphis Zoo to anybody!

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