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Nashville Zoo

3777 Nolensville Road, Nashville, TN 37211
615 833 1534
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Ranked #36 of 121 attractions in Nashville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Zoos
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Traveler Description: Located South of downtown Nashville, Tennessee, the Nashville Zoo at Grassmere has been at it's current location since 1996 and has been continuously... more »
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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130 reviews 130 reviews
42 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I have been to many, many zoos and I don't know how I would rank this one, but it is a very pleasant surprise and very much worth doing. The exhibit spaces are very spacious and very pretty, and you feel like the animals are very well taken care of. The only downside, sometimes you can't see the animal but... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Disclaimer: It was 90+ degrees today - not Nashville Zoo's fault. The Nashville Zoo is a sprawling facility situated in a shabby part of town. (After staying in the Green Hills area, the short drive was a letdown. Lock your car doors.) Thankfully, the large, mature tree canopy creates some much-needed shade in the summer. You'd think that all that... More

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Athens, Alabama
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Nice zoo overall but there weren't many animals there to see. Several were 'at the vet'. We got there when they opened and 45 minutes after entering, the concession stands still weren't open. They are adding more animals at some point and it may be with the $80 we paid for our family but it wasn't worth the money this... More

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We had a free morning & decided to go to the zoo before commitments that afternoon. Really enjoyed the morning. Loved the meerkat exhibit. Red faced pandas & many pretty birds. Walkways are shaded, lots of restrooms & benches to take a break. Zoo has elephants & giraffes but no hippos, rhinos zebras or other large savannah animals. They are... More

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Atlanta
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I loved the many varieties of animal species! The aviary was excellent and hands on. Very nice, shady paths to walk. The zoo is just the right size! The animals are happy and in wonderful enclosures and creative habitats.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This zoo was so fun. They had a great variety of different animals, some of which I have never even heard of. It was very fun and clean and the animals looked healthy an well cared for. There is a lot of walking involved, but it is worth it. The Zoofari Cafe is absolutely delicious. It is somewhat pricey but... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Perfect size zoo for small children. They really loved the play area. They stayed about 2 hours on that alone.

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Pennsylvania
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53 reviews 53 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I would say if you have to be locked up in a zoo, this is the better place to be when you're an animal. Nice zoo. Takes about 2 to 3 hours to go through. Loved seeing the animals having bigger areas to roam instead of a tiny cage. Different things to see there compared to other zoos.

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Tennessee, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I had heard from others how awesome this zoo is supposed to be, so we were really looking forward to it. We knew with it being hot that many of the animals would not be out and about. That is expected at 90 + degrees. However, there was a lot of 'under construction' and 'temporarily unavailable' signs to be seen.... More

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north carolina
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77 reviews 77 reviews
8 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I did not expect this zoo to be so good. There is a lot of walking but the animals are well displayed and the the entire facility well maintained. This is inexpensive family entertainment, Great for smaller children.

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