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Nashville Zoo

3777 Nolensville Road, Nashville, TN 37211
615 833 1534
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Ranked #38 of 123 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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Tidewater, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This is a nice zoo, but the exhibits are all spaced very far apart, so expect to put in several miles of walking too see everything.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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96 reviews 96 reviews
49 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

The zoo was clean and the animals appeared to be well cared for. It was very hot and humid the day we went, but there was ample shade and outdoor fans which helped keep us cooler. My two year old enjoyed riding the train, which costs additional money, and the Kangaroo Kickabout, where you can get up close and personal... More

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Redcar, United Kingdom
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98 reviews 98 reviews
60 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Very nice zoo worth a few hours here all the animals looked happy and content,all the staff were helpful, so well worth a visit

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Columbus, Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

Sidewalks and attractions can get backed up when zoo is busy. Sidewalks are average sized, but not spacious. Attractions are nice, but not very large, which probably contributes to it getting crowded at times (not ridiculously, just more than I prefer). New attractions/exhibits have been added in the past couple of years. Playground area is fun for kids and adults... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I've been to this zoo twice and I love it! The park has over 200 square ft. I was talking to one of the workers and they said they got money from the state to start bringing in more animals and expand. The reptile and fish exhibit is the most impressive. I spend a good hour looking at the different... More

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Stuttgart, Germany
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

My husband & I lived only 45 minutes away from Nashville. So on one of his days off we were looking for something to do so we went to the zoo. We don't have children but we enjoyed it. It has a really good set up. Most of the areas have multiple view points so you could see the animals... More

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The Nashville Zoo at Grassmere offers a solid variety of animals - from elephants, to meerkats, to, now, kanagroos! There are a couple of ways to encounter animals, including a farm animal petting area where goats roaming around freely. The newer Kangaroo Kick-about also offers a chance to roam with the animals, although they didn't come up to me or... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

My experience at the Zoo was great. They have a lot of animals and areas to explore and I went on when they had Brew at the Zoo where they sponsored local breweries and wine. It's a great atmosphere for kids and families, but also young professionals looking to explore a new site!

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Franklin, Tennessee
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I enjoy taking my family here. We have had a membership for 3 years. I enjoy watching my kids faces light up when they see the animals. It is not a bug zoo but it is fun. They often have construction going on but they are changing out habitats to get new animals.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I really enjoyed how natural this zoo felt. The expanse of bamboo really makes you feel like you're exploring the wilderness. The scarcity of animal exhibits was a bit off-putting. We did visit at a bad time, in the middle of a hot day; so perhaps later in the evening would have made up for the few animals that are... More

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