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“We had expected a bit more...” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Audubon Zoo

Audubon Zoo
6500 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70118 (Audubon)
504 581 4629
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Ranked #68 of 243 Activities in New Orleans
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Leisure education
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Take a worldwide safari through Asia, Africa, Australian Outback and the Louisiana Swamp to view more than 1,500 animal species.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Park City, Utah
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“We had expected a bit more...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

+ Louisiana/Cajun culture exhibit a very strong point
+ Very nice setting as an adjunct of Audubon Park
- Most food vendors and other side attractions were not even operating on what was a normal weekday afternoon
- Unable to locate featured animals in many of the exhibits
- Not much support to visitors apparent from Zoo staff
- Seemed expensive given the quality of our experience

Visited August 2013
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McKinney, Texas
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“Absolutely beautiful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Over the past 20 years, I have visited the marvelous Audubon Zoo twice on business conferences and once now on vacation. Each time, it is an experience to treasure. If you are staying in the French Quarter, it is a scenic and inexpensive drive by city bus from Canal down Magazine to the zoo. Having lived 10 years in San Diego, their Zoo and Wild Animal Park (Escondido) are both sites to behold and among the best you can find. But, the Audubon is in a league of its own. Unlike most zoos, this feels as if you are actually in the natural habitat of each exhibit in this park.

Visited November 2013
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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“Average Zoo but worth a visit if you have kids!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

If you don't have anything to do while your in New Orleans, than this is worth a visit. Its a smaller zoo, and is presently going a lot of renovations, but is well laid out. The train ride that goes around the zoo is helpful as well in getting around. Your typical city zoo with animals and attractions.

Visited November 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Disappointing”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

I know Katrina hit the zoo but it just felt really rundown, not many animals out and those that were didn't exactly look happy. Luckily I didn't have to pay to get in as it came as one of the attractions on the New Orleans Power Pass. New exhibits are being built so hopefully it will be better in years to come.

Visited October 2013
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“mixed.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

The grounds were great and most animals had lots of natural space. The amphibian exhibit is extensive

Visited October 2013
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