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Nashville Zoo

3777 Nolensville Road, Nashville, TN 37211
615 833 1534
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Ranked #38 of 122 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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Grand Junction, Colorado, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

My family is full of animal lovers, as such we have been to MANY zoos, Denver, Honolulu, San deigo and the list goes on. Nashville was by FAR the worst. We have actually been to this zoo years before and it has greatly declined since then. None of the rides were running, even the play ground was closed off--which was... More

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Orofino, Idaho
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56 reviews 56 reviews
20 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I took my son, grandson, and two others to the zoo on a Sunday afternoon. I don't mind paying the full entry price when we get to see everything. However, the entire 'petting zoo' was closed with no forewarning. That was to be a highlight of the trip. They do have a kangaroo encounter that was good.

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Memphis
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I loved this zoo! It has plenty of animals, a picnic area, play area, and historic home tour. We didn't get to do all the activities because some were closed for maintenance but we would go back again now that we know you can go in and out the same day with a hand stamp.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

My boyfriend and I enjoyed our visit to this zoo. It was a relatively cheap visit ($15 per adult), and the animals we saw were cute. A couple of the animals were interesting and entertaining, but for the most part the animals were either not visible or sleeping. There was also not many different types of animals to see. The... More

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Huntington, West Virginia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This zoo was very pretty, loved the entrance and the setting of the zoo. As a bonus there is a historical home on site. This was very interesting . I loved the zoo but it would be better with more animals. You had to walk great distance in between each exhibit. People that worked there were super nice.

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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We were impressed by the intricate enclosures for the animals. Actually the entire zoo is very nature friendly. All of the animals were very active when we were visited. In many of the cat displays we found the animals playing with each other and sprinting around their enclosure. It was great. Also, they had an amazing play area for children... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

We spent part of a weekday afternoon at the zoo. Even though it was hot, the walk was mostly shady. It was great fun to watch the meerkats, see the kangaroos, exotic birds and fish. Really liked the bamboo area. This is an even better experience when you are observing through the eyes of your child or grandchild. Enjoy!

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Clearwater, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We had a big family day out with small children ranging 2 months - 7 years old. We all really enjoyed our day walking around watching the animals. The animal areas seemed large and comfortable and the animals themselves appeared healthy and happy. They seem to be working on improving the guest areas and expanding animal areas. This is a... More

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Galena, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

While Nashville zoo is not the largest I have ever seen, it is the best considering the habitats of the animals. I have been to larger zoos which do not give the animals the comfort of room and vegetation. Nashville zoo does both and it makes for healthier animals and more enjoyable viewing. I highly recommend taking your family for... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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69 reviews 69 reviews
12 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I went to the Nashville zoo a few years ago. Parking was easy, entry was a breeze, nicely done considering what it was like 20+ years ago - it was a field. For a city not known for a zoo, this is a great place. Sure the food was just zoo food, the bathrooms were fairly clean, and it appeared... More

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