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Zoo Atlanta

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Address: 800 Cherokee Ave, Atlanta, GA 30315
Phone Number: 404 624 5600
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9:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Group tours/walking tour, Viewing foliage
Description: This extraordinary zoo, one of the oldest in the U.S., underwent a...
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.
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The Best Zoo in the South

The Atlanta Zoo is a learning experience. In general, I am not a fan of viewing captured animals, but the Atlanta Zoo seems to be a safe and happy place for the animals. They... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

The Atlanta Zoo is a learning experience. In general, I am not a fan of viewing captured animals, but the Atlanta Zoo seems to be a safe and happy place for the animals. They live in area that are natural, and seem very well cared for. I really was impressed with the Zoo. I recommend this to everyone. A nice... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Lots of cute animals. Love the monkey's. If you have kids its a great place to go and see when you are in Atlanta.

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Pearland, Texas
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

We came at 4pm and the guy at the ticket booth gave us an option to come back next day because most animals were already off their cages because of the cold weather. Since we're only staying short we agreed to still proceed just to at least see the Panda which we enjoyed and the train ride which were pretty... More 

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Myrtle Beach, SC
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3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Our tour guide was CARVEL and he did a GREAT job of explaining the animals and many facts that were new to us. It was an interesting and informative visit. This zoo is very involved in research and animal environment enhancement and it shows.

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Atlanta, GA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We LOVE the Atlanta zoo - a wonderful assortment of animals from continents around the world. We have watched baby pandas born here and enjoyed the panda cams, the gorilla exhibits are the best I have ever seen and the additional "rides" and interactive offerings at this zoo keep kids of every age engaged along with their parents. We joined... More 

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

I was surprised to find out that most of the animals were in sight (something that rarely happens on many zoos I've visited). Some great animals were at the beginning of the park, instead of saved for the last on the final corner. I had a grand time watching the elephants, giraffes, gorillas, lion cubs and the red panda, just... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

my wife and i brought our grandson and had a ball. the giraffes were the best for us because we could feed them by hand.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Atlanta Zoo is good for a visit if you have half-day to spare in Atlanta. The star of the attraction is definitely the Panda cubs. And the primates ofcourse. They got plenty of rest areas and refreshment shops. The employees are very friendly and knowledgeable about the animals. The walk is a pleasant as they have lot of green cover.... More 

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atlanta, ga
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Zoo Atlanta is a medium sized zoo--all it's exhibits and extras can easily be seen in one full day. Parking is free though the lot can get full on days with extremely nice weather by the afternoon. The zoo is rather old so many of the exhibits are smaller than they really should be, but they do the best with... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Ok...so its a zoo. Go in the spring or fall for best viewing as the animals are more active. I've lived around Atlanta my whole life so I miss Willie B the gorilla...He was the Atlanta zoo to me. That being said..though.. the pandas are great. They are so cute. The zoo is set up well and the walk is... More 

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