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Zoo Atlanta

800 Cherokee Ave, Atlanta, GA 30315 (Grant Park)
404 624 5600
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Ranked #27 of 196 Attractions in Atlanta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Group tours/walking tour, Viewing foliage
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: This extraordinary zoo, one of the oldest in the U.S., underwent a multi-million dollar renovation in the 1980s and is still expanding. Its landscaping replicates the natural habitats of the numerous animals, some of which are endangered species. Two panda bears from China delight the crowds, and groups of gorillas separated by moats do their own share of entertaining.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children

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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

I enjoy coming to Zoo Atlanta. I love all of the animal exhibits, especially the Pandas! How cute! They have a great assortment of animals. They trainers are also very knowledgable. It is a great place for people, young and old alike. I highly recommend this zoo!

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

We spent the day and literally walked to every exhibit in the place. Love love loved the gorillas and the giraffes. I could have hung out in the gorilla exhibit for hours watching the families interact. All the animals looked healthy happy clean and well fed. We had to laugh about the little train ride. It took longer to get... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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21 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Great day, kids had so much fun, not a big zoo, but for younger ages its more then enough. We also loved the petting goats area, and ride the small train.

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17 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We really enjoyed Zoo Atlanta. It's well laid-out and easy to navigate and has excellent exhibits. We especially liked the pandas (particularly the twins), the gorillas and the orangutans. An added treat was the parakeet exhibit; there had to be well over 100 of them in a large cage that you walk through. You can buy bird seed to feed... More

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London, United Kingdom
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135 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This is one of the best zoos I have been to, even though it was a really hot day (the two raccoon dogs were even sat inside their water bowl to cool down). On such a hot day the ice cream stalls were a really welcome addition to the park... The cones really are very tasty and HUGE! The animal... More

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Burlington, Vermont
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7 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I really had a fun afternoon here with my two year old twins. Better than expected. I thought the smaller size was perfect for an afternoon, we got to see pretty much everything in a few hours. We just went to the San Diego Zoo a couple weeks ago, so our expectations were not high knowing that's a high bar... More

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Conyers, Georgia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I took my granddaughter who is only 11 months old and was not sure if she would show interest......well.....she was and it was great. We both enjoyed the zoo and had a fun day full of excitement.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

November morning crisp and cool. All animals are out and about. By lunch time the animals are Laying in the sun sleeping. Fist time I have seen tigers actual long moving around. Panda were playing. Don't miss the panda twins. Go feed the giraffe!! Go to lunch early to beat the crowd of kids and then stroll around while they... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Atlanta Zoo has to rate amongst the top zoos in the world. Pram Friendly, Great family food and displays setup so even toddlers can find a vantage point, this zoo hit all my buttons. Generally, after a couple of hours at an attraction, I start to fade a bit and start thinking about the next place to visit. Not so... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The zoo is a great place to spend the day with your family. The animals look very happy and there is tons of educational information for learners of all ages. A must see in Atlanta !

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