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Louisville Zoo

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Neighborhood: Poplar Level
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Address: 1100 Trevilian Way, Louisville, KY 40213-1559
Phone Number: (502) 459-2181
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Awesome Zoo

There are a lot of different animals to see here. Very spacious and clean zoo. The gorillas here are my absolute favorite!

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Jasper, Indiana
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Jasper, Indiana
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

There are a lot of different animals to see here. Very spacious and clean zoo. The gorillas here are my absolute favorite!

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Louisville, Kentucky
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've been coming to the zoo since I was a little girl and even now as an adult I love it. I love how they switch animals from exhibit to exhibit in some places so I never know what I'm going to see when I go! This process keeps the animals active and excited. I also like the new splash... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It was nice to visit A great place to bring your kids and then take them to the little splash area of its a super hot day. Staff was friendly as well

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Louisville, Kentucky
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Louisville Zoo exhibits are configured somewhat in a circular path, so no matter whether you start your path to the left or to the right after entering, it'll always lead you back to the entrance. There are a few hills and slopes, but it's really very navigable. There are zoo keys and plaques to provide more information about each... More 

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Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great for young and old. Learn and enjoy! A great reminder of the wonderful creatures God has created. So glad the Louisville Zoo is making an effort to preserve these wonderful creatures.

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Thank vwsews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

You can never go wrong by going to the zoo. It's a fun filled time for all involved. I love going to watch the seals play and this last time we went we saw a grizzly bear.

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Thank Ashley T
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the zoo with our adult children and grandchildren. It was very hot but there were several.places, exhibits, where we could.cool.off. the exhibits were very good and it was easy to view the anals up close.the only downsides were that the polar bears were not out and the tram wasn't running. Howevee, staff were using the little carts they... More 

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Thank amy c
Louisville, Kentucky
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Amazing Gorilla exhibit to a Children's Petting Zoo. Plenty of good foods for the entire family to enjoy. A great place to come spend the day.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Louisville Zoo is small compared to size of Louisville as a city. Comparing it to others we have visited in smaller and larger cities and it gets an average rating. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Most enclosures are small and animals seem depressed. Pricing is high from admission to food and beverages. It is laid out well.... More 

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Thank Berry S
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I have mixed feelings about this zoo. It is a smaller zoo that is well maintained. It would be a fun 3-hour visit with small kids, or a good place to visit if you have a few hours to kill. Some of the animal enclosures seem very engaging and roomy, while others seemed depressingly boring and small. Perhaps there is... More 

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