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Address: 3777 Nolensville Road, Nashville, TN 37211
Phone Number: 615 833 1534
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: Located south of downtown Nashville, Tennessee, the Nashville Zoo at...
Located south of downtown Nashville, Tennessee, the Nashville Zoo at Grassmere has been at its current location since 1996 and has been continuously expanding. It’s home to blue Hyacinth Macaws, White-Cheeked Gibbons, and rare Red Pandas, among others. If you’re visiting with kids, don’t miss Critter Encounters, where you can pet the friendly goats that roam about, and see the Camels, miniature Donkeys, Alpacas.
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I was very impressed with the cleanliness of the Zoo. There is a lot of walking from each animal/attraction but was so much to look at that it did not seem long. All the animals... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Manor, Texas
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39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

After reading a few reviews about how wonderful this zoo was, my husband and I decided to take our 22 month old son. He has never been to a zoo so we were very excited about this one being his first zoo visit. Once we arrived the parking was very easy. The ticket clerk was very nice and respectful. Little... More 

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Great Falls
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I was very impressed with the cleanliness of the Zoo. There is a lot of walking from each animal/attraction but was so much to look at that it did not seem long. All the animals were lively and active as I went after work. The only reason that I did not give a 5 star is because they are doing... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

They continue to just add more and more to this zoo each year. Which is good and bad. Good that they're growing but bad that some of the exhibits tend to be closed for remodeling. It is well laid out, just wish it was a little flatter for all the walking involved. But it's great exercise and we love the... More 

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Florence, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The first time that you bring your baby to the zoo is unforgettable. The Nashville zoo is definitely a good starting point. Forget about the cages, the animals are living in their environments perfectly recreated. Don't miss the Unseen New world pavillion. The only pity was that a lot of sections were closed for renovation.

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Fayetteville, Tennessee
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43 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

A nice zoo overall. Loved the interactive exhibits like the kangaroo walk. Grounds are clean, however there were several empty exhibits, and we felt several of the exhibits seemed cramped for the size of the animal inside.

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North Little Rock, Arkansas
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

My family had a great time at this zoo. The exhibits were amazing. I can't wait to go back. This was worth the stop on our long car ride. And it helped that it is part of the zoo group so we got in half price because we are also members to our own zoo at home.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We were on a long road trip and decided to stop at the zoo to give us a break from driving. We picked this zoo because the website showed that you could pet a kangaroo, feed lorakeets and do a zip line. We were on a strict 2 hour time frame. This place was amazing. The habitats looked great. We... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I drove to Cincinnati to see my granddaughters and daughter, then we drove to Nashville to see my son's family, it was about a 4 hours for both. It was mid April, we maybe saw a total of 8 animals. It was not what I expected at all, being spoiled by are zoo in Colorado. To see the family together... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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41 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I wanted to stay at the Jungle Gym (aka the kids playground) all day. it is HUGE. And awesome. I wanted to play. Oh, and there's a zoo at the Nashville Zoo too. With elephants and monkeys and some really great habitats, not just cages. All (adults and kiddos) had a fun time.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The Nashville Zoo is one of our nation's finer zoos, in spite of being on the somewhat small side. Rather than majoring on huge numbers and variety of animals, the zoo chooses to display well the animals they have. On an uncrowded day, the acreage can be covered in a solid 3-4 hours, perfect timing when entertaining young children who... More 

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