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Address: 3601 Thomas Rd, Baton Rouge, LA 70807-1672
Phone Number: 225-775-3877
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More than 944 animals and birds, set in their natural outdoor habitats,...

More than 944 animals and birds, set in their natural outdoor habitats, plus a children's area, tram and train rides make this a family-friendly attraction.

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family day outing

went with the family, my kids and my grandkids...we had a nice time...there are strollers for rent, and a little train that you can ride...lots of interesting animal... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
elleonline2001
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Plenty animals, train ride, shaded areas, concession stand was reasonably priced. It is small zoo but has plenty of exhibits

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Thank Melvin S
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

went with the family, my kids and my grandkids...we had a nice time...there are strollers for rent, and a little train that you can ride...lots of interesting animal exhibits...and places to eat too.

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Thank elleonline2001
Hinesville, Georgia
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Great Family Time. The place is beautiful. The animals do not look the greatest and there were a lot of empty cages. Not the worst I have saw but not the best either. Great prices to get in.

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Thank Chasiti H
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32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

It was extremely hot and they only had about 3 fans maybe throughout the entire zoo. They had a fantastic gift shop (1 employee was delightful, the other was definitely not). They seemed to be like a starter zoo, there were not that many animals and on the map they had some future sites being built. A good time but... More 

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Thank Jordan G
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113 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

Love it! I was very impressed with how clean and very well kept the zoo was. We enjoyed our time there. We went with my mother, husband, and two teenagers.

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Thank Ayla M
Baton rouge
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

We've been going to our "local" zoo for nearly 20 years. It is very inexpensive to become a family member, which also allows you to visit other zoos and attractions for free. So it's worth the money to join. The zoo is very well laid out, many of the exhibits are open to allow more room for the animals. When... More 

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Thank 660toddc
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

Some zoos have awesome facilities for their animals. This, is not one of those zoos. There are too many cool things to do in Louisiana, Find a reputable swamp tour. Find one of the State parks to go hiking, or Kayaking or even swimming. Many of the parks have museums or nature centers that are low cost or free to... More 

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Thank BunchesMcguinty5150
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

If your kids like zoos, they will like this one. If your kids have never beento a zoo, you must take them.It is not the best zoo in the world, but it is very nice. If the weather is good, it is one of the best ways to spend spend 4-5 hours in Baton Rouge. On the downside, it is... More 

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Thank redsticktraveler
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

We have a family membership and come to the zoo regularly. While it doesn't have the most amazing selection of animals, it is laid out so nicely and it has a wonderful playground for the kids to run around on. The train is always a special treat and my 4 year old loves to make pennies throughout our day with... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Not as many attractions as other zoos, the staff is not as accommodating as other zoo staff. The best part was the dietary and kitchen inside look

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