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Louisville Zoo

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Fun January Day

My family loves going to the Zoo. It's a very difficult walk for me due to my health issues. I was... read more

Reviewed January 5, 2019
Mays Landing, New Jersey
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Nice zoo

I love this zoo. I have been several times. But the penguins are almost always closed for some... read more

Reviewed December 3, 2018
Evansville, Indiana
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice zoo, clean. Well maintained habitats not cages. Knowledgable staff. Not as large as Columbus or Cincinnati zoos but a nice walk with rolling hills. The zoo is always updating and adding new animals and habitats. Has a train and lovely merry go rounf along...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Marthadiana
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family (2 young kids) visits the zoo quite often. We have an annual pass which makes it convenient to avoid crowds at the entrance on a busy day. Sometimes we just go for a walk, other times to visit one specific exhibit. Having tbe...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank HRmargie
Reviewed January 7, 2019

We visited this zoo in January and even though it was off season, we were very impressed. The layout was great, the animals were out, active and had nice exhibits, it was clean and cared for. We would highly recommend this zoo and can imagine...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

My family and I are membership holders. We have a 2.5 year old and I must say, our membership has paid for itself over and over again. Our little one not only loves coming to the zoo, we do too! The Zoo is always clean,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Andria_Reynolds
Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

You cannot go wrong here. Go either direction when you enter to experience something different every time. Come when it’s cool and the animals are more active. Come in the hot months to enjoy water areas. Bring your own snacks or buy from there. All...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TheGreenAuthor
Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

Went for the annual Halloween party at the zoo. It's great they go all out and it was a lot of fun for my granddaughter

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jimL7845YA
Reviewed January 5, 2019 via mobile

My family loves going to the Zoo. It's a very difficult walk for me due to my health issues. I was going to rent motorized w/c the cost $30 ! Ouch I'm on a low fixed income. I had to ask if there were any...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mommomv63
Reviewed December 15, 2018

Their polar bear exhibit is world wide recognizer as one of the best in the world. It is a most to see!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Robert B
Reviewed December 3, 2018

I love this zoo. I have been several times. But the penguins are almost always closed for some reason...and that is a disappointment. Loved hearing the lion roar.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank IndianaKris
Reviewed November 27, 2018 via mobile

We visited over the Thanksgiving break with our toddler. We almost had the zoo to ourselves. All of the concessions were closed and many of the animal exhibits were also closed for the winter. They are in the process of creating a rather large new...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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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.
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 maweik01 | Reviewed this property |
yes a few, but mostly outdoors. Check the website for a map and list of animal locations.