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Louisville Zoo

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Cold day for the zoo

Visited the zoo with my grandkids and my mom. There was several animals that was not on display... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Russell Springs, Kentucky
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Love our Louisville Zoo!

As we are Zoo subscribers, we take our five year old granddaughter many times throughout the year... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Louisville, Kentucky
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited the zoo with my grandkids and my mom. There was several animals that was not on display due to it being cold day. I was thankful for the displays and exhibit that was in. Even on a cool day there is several things to...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

As we are Zoo subscribers, we take our five year old granddaughter many times throughout the year. There is a train and carousel ride, as well as a goat petting enclosure with pony rides and camel rides. There are also children's play areas, a butterfly...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Due to Halloween activities closing early. Only had 3 hours to visit— this was plenty of time. Most interesting- the feeling the apes.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

This zoo is ok but definitely not the best I've ever visited. I felt sorry for the animals. The orangutans didn't look like they really had enough room to move around. I felt the same way about many of the large fish and the crocodiles....More

Thank annie02018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We try to visit the local zoo on each place we visit. Today’s visit at the Louisville Zoo was a great experience. We were able to see many new animals that we haven’t seen at other zoos. This was a great half day experience.

Thank Lucas T
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was not my favorite zoo (which is maybe the Bronx Zoo or St. Louis) but I felt most of the animals seemed content and well-cared for. Enclosures are occasionally large enough that it might be difficult to see the animals (the one enclosure that...More

Thank Darshan1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Improved since our last visit. A clean and comfortable day out. We had a nice day with great weather. Enjoyed a lot.

Thank miller878
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Animals seemed well taken care of . Park is under construction this caused a lot of confusion. The few places to eat where overcrowded even with low attendance. The staff was not working to make it any better just standing around on their phones. The...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This zoo is much larger than I expected it to be. Without doing any research on it beforehand, we went thinking we'd be there a couple hours. We ended up staying over 3 hours and the only thing we really spent more time on was...More

Thank Jess H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time at the zoo. Every staff member was super friendly and helpful. When we went they ahd large Lego sculptures all around the zoo. It was fun to follow the map and see each one. We rode the train and had...More

Thank Sarah C
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July 18, 2018|
Response from kerryketchem | Reviewed this property |
No, I have not done the Pygmy Hippo experience. I think under the right circumstances with the right people it would be an interesting experience.
Stacey R
June 29, 2018|
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Response from KYgirl502 | Reviewed this property |
There are several nice hotels to choose from. I personally prefer the east end hotels. You may have to drive a little further but I think you will enjoy your stay. I would not choose a downtown hotel. They are older and... More
May 25, 2018|
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Response from Melissa W | Reviewed this property |
yes a few, but mostly outdoors. Check the website for a map and list of animal locations.