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Louisville Zoo

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Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Up Close with the Animals!

While this zoo isn’t real big, it has a great variety of animal exhibits, and ones that allow you... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Athens, Ohio
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Great place for a family visit.

the zoo is very well laid out and very clean and well kept. There was quite a lot pf construction... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Robert L
kankakee, United States
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

While this zoo isn’t real big, it has a great variety of animal exhibits, and ones that allow you to see the animals up very closely. There is a really cool area called the Wallaby Walkthrough, where you literally get to walk around and there...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago

the zoo is very well laid out and very clean and well kept. There was quite a lot pf construction at the time we were there but it should be finished soon.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Robert L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Even though it was chilly when we got there, we enjoyed our time at the zoo. Without other people around, we got a little lost to start. We loved seeing the animals, although a little disappointed some weren’t out due to the weather. We got...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank alexisa497
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We planned a trip to Louisville for Spring Break. My husband purchased tickets in advance. Then the sinkhole happened. We called for a refund, and a lady answered, told us to call the business office. We couldn’t find the number for the business office, so...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Mykeyzash
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love going to the zoo all year long, but especially in the winter. Although some of the outdoor exhibits aren't open, the zoo has plenty of exhibits inside and there aren't too many folks around. Sometimes it feels like our own private zoo. The...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mmmarie1961
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I feel like this zoo could normally be pretty decent but we went on an “off season” day and saw hardly any animals although the signs stated that all exhibits were open :( the animals that were out were well taken care of and had...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank MarissaJ993
Reviewed February 17, 2019

A very nice Zoo. This Zoo makes a huge circle, when you get exactly half way, there is a Restaurant, Public Bathrooms and at the Restaurant, they sell Beer to cool off on those hot days. The Gorilla Exhibit is very nice!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank kfhoward09
Reviewed February 3, 2019

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 January 14, 2019 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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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.