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“Good small zoo, but compared to other zoos its average at best” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Greenville Zoo

Greenville Zoo
150 Cleveland Park Drive, Greenville, SC 29601
(864) 467-4300
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Ranked #18 of 42 attractions in Greenville
Type: Other
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SportsFan2007
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Good small zoo, but compared to other zoos its average at best”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

If you have some time to kill with some young kids then this is a decent place to go. However if that is not the case, I wouldnt go out of my way to visit this zoo. Its a very small zoo, which can keep young kids busy for an hour, two hours tops. Older kids would be bored relatively quickly here as there really isn't that much too see. If what you want is a real zoo experience then drive to Columbia to go to Riverbanks, but if you just have some time to kill and want to see some animals this place definitely will suffice.

Admission price I found fair and free parking is always a bonus. If you do have young kids the park that is below the zoo (which is right near where you park) is nice.

Visited August 2013
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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“A Family Friendly Zoo!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Took our grandsons to this zoo this week. The boys are 3 and 6. The size made it very manageable, just big enough to have elephants, giraffes, lions, monkeys, birds and reptiles but not so big that you end up leaving with grumpy, tired kids. The park across the street really gave them a place to use up some energy before we got them back in the car. Climbing, swinging, and crawling areas are featured at this canopy covered playground. They were both asleep before we got back on the main road home.

Visited August 2013
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Newnan, Georgia
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“A lot of fun!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Loved this zoo! It is a smaller zoo that takes about an hour and a half to get through. The animals are really close! Their enclosures are well kept and the staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. We took our 21 month old son and he seemed to enjoy it. For the (around) $8 ticket price, it is a great deal!!

Visited August 2013
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Greer
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“Best small zoo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Greenville Zoo is the best small zoo we've ever visited. It's very clean and has a good variety of animals for its size. Being within Cleveland Park, it offers picnic and playground areas immediately adjacent to the zoo. Sometimes it's nice to "see it all" without walking for miles. Great value.

Visited September 2012
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Greenville, South Carolina
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“Amazingly gorgeous”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

I love animals and all kinds of attractions about them. The Greenville Zoo is a great value for your money and has a wide variety of animals to see. So, come and enjoy the views!

Visited July 2013
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