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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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Nice zoo

The zoo was not quite what I expected. In my mind I had it pictured like the Audubon zoo in Louisiana. It was still very nice though. Lots of construction was going on so I'm sure... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
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8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The zoo is big geographically but didn't seem like there were a lot of animals. There was a lot of walking in between exhibits. Grounds were nice but we kept asking where the animals were. My son sprained his ankle in the kangaroo exhibit (which was the coolest part of the zoo). We went to where First Aid was located... More 

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Kansas City, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

I have visited many zoos from Omaha to Topeka Zoo and living in Kansas City our zoo has had its growing pains. I was disappointed with the zoo because there were not very many animals out for viewing. The white tiger was at the top of the exhibit out of view, the elephants were being put back in. I did... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

They do not have a large selection of animals and a lot of animals weren't there due to construction. The Kangaroo area was my favorite part...got to pet a 9 month old kangaroo. Problem I had during visit was being humiliated at exit from parking lot. They refused to allow me to leave with out either paying $5.00 in cash... More 

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Locust Grove, Georgia
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

We go to zoos in every state we visit. This zoo may be the best priced. They also allow to yo walk with kangaroos and and actually pet them. That by far made the trip. During our visit most of the zoo was under construction but we still had a good time.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

The zoo was not quite what I expected. In my mind I had it pictured like the Audubon zoo in Louisiana. It was still very nice though. Lots of construction was going on so I'm sure great things are coming too. We enjoyed getting to touch the kangaroos and interact with some of the birds. It almost seemed like some... More 

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ATL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Went with kids aged 3-8. Everyone had a fantastic time. Highlights included petting the kangaroos (you can walk into the habitat and touch them), choo choo train ride and one of the best playgrounds we have every seen. Make sure to leave plenty of time for the playground because it's huge. You can rent a stroller if you don't bring... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Going to the zoo is lots of fun. Love being able to do things that I can take pictures of and use them in my classroom. I am a kindergarten teacher. My dad and I try to combine school stuff and vacation together. The zoo was nice! Go for the day if you are in town and have time.

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Marietta, Ohio
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

Wide range of animals, cheap food, and overall a neat experience for all ages! Took a good 3-4 hours to go through. Worth the time!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Well done zoo with a variety of animals and habitats. The kangaroo area is awesome! With even more additions coming, it will be even better.

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Strongsville, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Disclaimer - I am a zoo member who gets to the zoo about once per eyar because I live in Cleveland, OH. I visited on a Friday after a business conference not far away. I both opened and closed the zoo that day for a nine hour visit, and I was not disappointed. My personal favorite area is the Bamboo... More 

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Address: Address: 3777 Nolensville Road, Nashville, TN 37211
Phone Number: 615 833 1534
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Nashville

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