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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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We enjoyed are visit to the Nashville Zoo. It had many animals of all different kinds. It was a reasonable price for a zoo. The animals are spread out all around zoo so it does... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Clayton GA
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Clayton GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed are visit to the Nashville Zoo. It had many animals of all different kinds. It was a reasonable price for a zoo. The animals are spread out all around zoo so it does take quite a bit of walking evolved however it is way worth it. The zoo is also very clean and well kept up. They are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Once construction is complete the zoo will Better. Many wonderful exhibits. The animals, farm house with tour, and bamboo forest were Or favorites.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

My friend and I went to find artistic inspiration. We went to every exibit that we could and it took us almost from opening to close. Even with 4 differant elementry school trips there it was not overly crowed. And anytime I had a question about the animals the employees, while mostly clueless, were very happy to help.

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Nashville. TN
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29 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

They're doing construction so it was not as it used to be. It was a beautiful day and I have been to a lot of zoo's. Nashville was in my top 2. What has happened? I felt like we walked a zillion miles ad saw very few exhibits. I would call and investigate before I went and make a plan.

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Galivants Ferry, South Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

My wife and I are in Nashville for our honeymoon. We had spent some time looking at things we wanted to do while in town. She found that Nashville Zoo has elephants and she was sold on going here. The zoo does have construction going on at this time but everything was nice and clean. They are limited on species... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Reasonable price. Handful on animals. Not a huge or fancy Zoo but nice walking trails, mostly shaded, and helpful zoo keepers. Currently there is construction but all the things coming sound amazing

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015 via mobile

Not one the best zoo ever but very entertaining..reasonable price and great parking, going through a renovation in parts but still an enjoyable 3 hours

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Charlotte
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We decided to take a trip to the zoo for the children. The zoo is extremely shaded but spread out. They were working through renovations so certain exhibits were closed, which was disappointing, especially for the cost per person. Be sure if you go in the summer to bring plenty of snacks and water. The is a lot of walking,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This is one of the funnest and most interactive zoos I have ever attended. The zoo size is a little smaller, but the cost is low and it is so worth it. For 2 adults plus parking it cost $35. They have fun and different animals. The paths are between trees and bamboo so its more like being in the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Terrible! And Ive been to many across the country. The best exhibit were the Canadian Geese in the pond.

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