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Baton Rouge Zoo

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Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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Affordable Day-CATION

a nice small local attraction! very affordable, tickets were reasonable and so were snacks and... read more

Reviewed June 18, 2018
Cathy M
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New Orleans, United States
I love the Baton Rouge Zoo

Ive traveled the entire world and seen lots of zoo type places but I LOVE THE BATON ROUGE ZOO... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
190Traveler190
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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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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3601 Thomas Rd, Baton Rouge, LA 70807-1672
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ive traveled the entire world and seen lots of zoo type places but I LOVE THE BATON ROUGE ZOO! First let me say, that I don't like seeing animals in captivity, but as it really does promote opportunities for endangered species I have to accept...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed December 14, 2018

The tickets are reasonably priced. Not many animals nut overall great zoo. It has a great layout but needs more cleaning in the enclosers but the zoo itself is very clean. Recommend if you have free time and nothing else to do. Very hot in...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank EVA L
Reviewed September 27, 2018

I loved how many of the habitats had a theme and were decorated. The tiger and monkeys put on a show for us the day we went; you could hear them cutting up across the entire zoo. The train ride around the perimeter allowed us...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Katie B
Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

Tigers and others animal exhibits were vacant. Place looks borderline abandoned so its overpriced. Skip it

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

Baton Rouge Zoo is a great little city owned and operated Zoo although it was extremely hot and most of the animals were in the shade or inside their enclosures to escape the heat it still was a great layout, very much a park-like setting...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jesse M
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

The zoo was a great idea before leaving town. The price was very reasonable, the zoo was clean, many animals were out and about and the staff was very friendly. Julia did a great job with a critter chat at the giraffe exhibit. Our kids...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank John A
Reviewed July 5, 2018

I had a couple of hours to kill before my flight home, so I visited the zoo since it is near the airport. It is a small zoo, but has some good exhibits, including the tiger. Some animal cages seem to be empty and dover...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank BNA-Wanderlust
Reviewed June 29, 2018

definitely a must see, lots of resting places for people old or young! The crew people are very acknowledged.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Kathy M
Reviewed June 27, 2018

It's a small zoo and needs some attention and care. My grandkids enjoyed the visit and the gift shop. I guess the highlight was the train ride.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank 2016Ellie
Reviewed June 18, 2018

a nice small local attraction! very affordable, tickets were reasonable and so were snacks and other attractions!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Cathy M
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Linda A
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I have never seen pets/ dogs at the zoo. Possibly may allow service dogs, I would call
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