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Louisiana Purchase Gardens & Zoo

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Ticheli Road, Monroe, LA 71210
+1 318-329-2400
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A Hidden Gem

Absolutely loved our visit! I was skeptical when we pulled into the parking lot, it's not in the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Katie O
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Shreveport, Louisiana
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For the price, it’s an ok trip.

I highly recommend the boat ride. On the walking paths, lots of animals were missing but it was... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
cdrvi
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Shreveport, Louisiana
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good30%
  • Average23%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible11%
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“boat ride” (33 reviews)
“splash pad” (14 reviews)
“petting zoo” (10 reviews)
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Ticheli Road, Monroe, LA 71210
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+1 318-329-2400
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely loved our visit! I was skeptical when we pulled into the parking lot, it's not in the best part of town, but I had no idea how nice it would be inside! Loved the local garden areas and the animal exhibits were clean. The...More

2  Thank Katie O
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I highly recommend the boat ride. On the walking paths, lots of animals were missing but it was quite hot and it’s my understanding that they are re-arranging animals at this time because they are preparing to re-open their train ride next month. My kids...More

1  Thank cdrvi
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Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

The zoo grounds are well maintained and the staff were very friendly. The zoo is not a large zoo but the animals all were healthy looking and a good range of animals to see. We enjoyed the boat ride around the park to see the...More

2  Thank E9777CMbrianr
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Reviewed June 30, 2018

We found ourselves in Monroe, LA earlier than anticipated and decided to visit the local zoo with our granddaughter who is 7. It is a reasonable cost. 4.50 for children, 4.50 for Seniors and 6.00 for adults. First thing we did is the bayou boat...More

2  Thank Nancy D
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Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

I visited over a year ago and decided I wouldn’t come back. A surprisingly cool Sunday afternoon in June found my family in Monroe, however, thinking that we would give this zoo one more chance. We knew we would only have about an hour since...More

2  Thank sandihil
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Reviewed May 28, 2018 via mobile

There are a nice variety of animals. A boat ride, that offers more views, and a tour guide. There is a splash pad for the kids as well. All in all in made for a nice little family outing.

2  Thank Missy4t
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Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

The zoo was redone after the flood last year. It looks nice and has a great splash pad for the kids. Make sure and bring extra clothes for playing in the water. The boat ride was fun. They are planning to bring back the train...More

7  Thank Cindyingramphotos
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Reviewed August 15, 2017

The enclosures for some dangerous animals are insufficient, the reptile house includes a deadly venomous snake most zoos will not keep because there is no antivenom, the entire park is shoddily maintained and caused visiting staff from another zoo great anxiety.

7  Thank Amber B
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Reviewed July 17, 2017

This is a little gem. Its inexpensive. There is a boat ride you can take that is lovely, the petting zoo is cute, and their is a splash pad for the summer months. This place has a lot of character. It is possible to spend...More

3  Thank bestesjr
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Reviewed July 6, 2017 via mobile

We went on a weekday. Nothing was operating which was a disappointment. No train, boat, education, petting zoo, splash park today. 😥But it was only $6 a person and it had a good variety of animals. Locals should treasure and fund it with fund raisers...

1  Thank kiley45
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