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Louisville Zoo

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Neighborhood: Poplar Level
As featured in 3 Days in Louisville and 1 other guide
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Address: 1100 Trevilian Way, Louisville, KY 40213-1559
Phone Number: (502) 459-2181
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We like the Louisville zoo,but it's not our favorite. They have a camel ride and some nice animal enclosures. We have a pass so we go 2-3 times a week. We mostly go for the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Danny L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We like the Louisville zoo,but it's not our favorite. They have a camel ride and some nice animal enclosures. We have a pass so we go 2-3 times a week. We mostly go for the exercise.

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Orlando
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A small zoo with small enclosures for the animals. The service wasn't as good as I had hoped. My son wasn't excited at this particular zoo other than for the elephant exhibit as they were quite close to the path. I wouldn't go again.

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Ripley, Ohio
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Disappointing. It looked like they were more interested in decorating for Halloween then anything else.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a few free hours and decided to check out the zoo. We got there around 2:15, and it closed at 6; we were worried we wouldn't see it all, but we did. It's a good-sized zoo, with many great exhibits, and is easy to get around. That said, I thought the entrance fee was rather high given the... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first trip to the Louisville Zoo and I loved it! There are tons of animals and exhibits to see. We would think we had seen it all and then turn a corner and find something else. The zoo is very easy to find and parking is good. We didn't have to walk very far at all to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great time at this zoo, there was plenty to do, however since it was off season there was not many shops open. Not much for food choices and not very many shows, but we enjoyed our day walking around in no rush but had plenty of time to see everything.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is plenty of space so the kids can be kids. Great if your handicapped. They have trams and electric wheelchairs.

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Thank Donald B
Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This zoo is already wonderful but it is also getting an update- so it's going to be even better! We've been coming to the Louisville zoo for the last 20 years- and it never gets old.

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St Louis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love visiting other Zoos. Louisville Zoo is great. Friendly staff. African Elephant. Exhibit was awesome. Good value, especially since they honored our St Louis Zoo card. Gorilla exhibit was great. Great for families.

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have gone to the zoo since I was a child and I think I love it more today. The Louisville Zoo offers a wide variety of animals, great hands on things to do, places to sit in the shade and have lunch or sit an observe the animals. You can get crazy close to the polar bears, orangutan and... More 

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