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Zoo Atlanta

Address: 800 Cherokee Ave, Atlanta, GA 30315 (Grant Park)
Phone Number: 404 624 5600
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Ranked #17 of 145 Activities in Atlanta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Group tours/walking tour, Viewing foliage
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...
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Attraction details
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Group tours/walking tour, Viewing foliage
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

We had a great visit and really enjoyed Red & Giant Pandas. However, weather was bad and most of the animals were not out. We expected a lot since viewed online and big city zoo however was disappointed in value with so many animals not displayed. -- Our main animals we want to see was the Pandas so that was... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

So much fun for the whole Family :) It was a full day of fun for everyone. Grounds and animals are perfectly taken care of, wear your very comfy shoes as there is a lot of walking involved. We enjoyed it!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

We went in March and a lot of the animals were tucked in out of sight, but it's worth the trip for the children. Nice and it's not crowded. The girls enjoyed rock climbing and the petting zoo.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

This is a great local zoo with plenty to see and do. If you are a tourist coming from an area with a zoo, I'd skip Zoo Atlanta and use your time at Atlanta's more unique attractions like the aquarium or Kennesaw Mountain.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Haven't been to a zoo that has pandas AND mountain gorillas AND tigers. AND they don't look depressed. A great experience. Nice layout. Clean and easy to navigate.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We had a wonderful afternoon at the zoo. It is very well maintained and organized. A great afternoon for the family.

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ZooATL, Public Relations Manager at Zoo Atlanta, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your trip and hope to see you again soon! Look for our new exhibit Scaly Slimy Spectacular: The Reptile and Amphibian Experience coming this spring! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 via mobile

We visited on the City Pass on a cold, cloudy January day so the there were not a lot of other visitors, but the animals were out and active. We had a great time- we saw all of the animals (including the Pandas who were out eating bamboo). We were very impressed by the diversity of the animals at this... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We have an annual pass to the zoo and enjoy it a lot. My kids usually prefer the train and carousel over the animals, but of course, I prefer the animals. There is always something fun to do and a great way to be able to help educate your kids about animals, where they come from, what they eat, etc.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

It was rainy and cold, but AMAZING. There was no one else at the zoo the day we went so many of the shier animals were out for our students to view. Our educational tour guide was amazing and really kept the students engaged.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

There are two kinds of people in the world-- people who like zoos and people who don't. Do YOU like zoos? If not, don't come to this one. I like zoos, myself. I like animals. And these animals in particular seem extremely fine. I know a few of the zookeepers, and they're deeply nice people. I've been "behind the scenes"... More 

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