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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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Half price on a cold day

I would like to rate it higher however due to the cold weather almost half of the animals were not out. It was $37 for two adults and one child which means a full price day would... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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62 reviews 62 reviews
18 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

I would like to rate it higher however due to the cold weather almost half of the animals were not out. It was $37 for two adults and one child which means a full price day would be close to $75. If you were going to the zoo and aquarium, I think I would do the city pass (adult price... More 

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Peachtree City. GA
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Sure, it's not the biggest zoo in the world, but it's a ton of fun. It's size means you can actually see everything in one day and even have time to go back to see your favorites again. The Panda exhibit is really great. The food is reasonably priced, but you can pack your own lunch and bring it in.... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

The pandas are the zoo's main attraction and they did not disappoint. The zoo itself is not very large but they have a nice variety of animals and the trees throughout the property are gorgeous.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

A vast variety of animals, great location, and amazing exhibits. Friendly staff. We loved it! Great experience for the whole family.

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

My boyfriend and I decided to go here, and we don't regret it. The animals were up and moving about on a hot day, so we saw lots of cool animals and good a couple great shots. My favorite part was the bird room, there were so many birds. What I disliked is that some of the animals were turned... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We did the Panda Encounter. Loved it. It's expensive but I highly recommend. Double check the age requirement before you book :)

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Pleasant View, Tennessee
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We had heard the Atlanta zoo was really great, and it was an option with our Atlanta CityPass. It was pretty nice for a zoo, nothing spectacular. Some of the enclosures were smaller than other zoos I've been to (like the elephant enclosure) but it is an older zoo. The main attraction seemed to be the pandas with the twin... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

My family had a great time at the zoo, especially my two kids. We got to feed the birds, and ride on the train and carousel. There were many animals at the zoo, such as elephants, pandas, and gorillas. It was a fun learning experience for all of us!

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

We did the Tusks at Dusk (elephants) night crawlers deluxe program offered by the zoo and really enjoyed it (I have two kids; ages 6 and 8). We got to spend the day in the zoo after the night crawlers program and the zoo was better than I remember from my visits as a kid. Don't waste your money on... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The zoo has the largest gorilla habitat in the world. Coca Cola and several major local interests have made it into a wonderful animal preserve. Great assortment of all kinds of animals. Very well organized! It doesn't seem small with all the different terrains.

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