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Memphis Zoo

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Silver Back with personality

Perfect weather for a walk in the zoo with my husband. The Zoo was clean and well staffed. Loved... read more

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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Love the zoo. So many animals you can look all day. Ride the train and the tour guide around the... read more

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Indianola, Mississippi
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2000 Prentiss Pl, Memphis, TN 38112-5033
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Reviewed today via mobile

Perfect weather for a walk in the zoo with my husband. The Zoo was clean and well staffed. Loved the Silver Back and penguins!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank robinkaczmarowski
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Love the zoo. So many animals you can look all day. Ride the train and the tour guide around the zoo.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kennethf140
Reviewed 5 days ago

Memphis is an expansive zoo that is not over done with food stands and flashy scenery like many in the US. Very family oriented but as older adults we found it enjoyable. The terrain is mostly flat and easily handicap accessible. The animals for the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Culture788512
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The zoo was an outstanding place to visit. There were a lot of animals that you don't see every day. We went to one of the food venues, they were out of 3 items. Other than being out of inventory, this was a great vacation...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a very nice zoo; however the parking is a nightmare. Get there early if it is a nice day. We spent an hour just to get to the entrance to the parking lot! The zoo itself is laid out nicely and the animals...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank BJL73
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Memphis Zoo is a fun and fascinating family adventure. From the wild enclosures to the up close adventures it's a fun day for the whole family. A great Summer destination. Watch for special days that allow you to bring your own food and picnic in...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Lissy Z
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Zoo on a busy Saturday afternoon and we had a long wait time getting tickets but it was worth the wait. We found the zoo to be very clean and well run. The animals looked to be well treated and cared for....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank plozod
Reviewed 1 week ago

To put it simply, great animals and great vantage points to see them. The exhibits are large and easy to see the animals from multiple angles. Most of the exhibits have a glass viewing area so that you can take great photos without obstructions. The...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank AStriefler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first visit to Memphis Zoo and there were animals everywhere you turn. You weren’t having to walk to the next exhibit, the next animal was right there. Also, it seems like you are closer to the animals with the way the zoo...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Chelseafree
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I visited the Memphis Zoo one Friday afternoon in March. We wanted to see the pandas, but we found that there were many other exhibits that were of interest. We particularly enjoyed the character and content of the section devoted to the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Tim D
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February 5, 2019|
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Response from Dreamer67808084552 | Reviewed this property |
We have not seen the Atlanta Zoo but the Memphis exhibit is in the Asia Continent section of the zoo. The panda's are in a glass space so you can view easily from several angles.
July 23, 2018|
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Response from oldkmom | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know about free day, but you can bring food/drinks in. We take a rolling cooler every time!
June 6, 2018|
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Response from C2979QJsarahw | Reviewed this property |
I suggest contacting the zoo through their website for your peace of mind. And not much within walking distance either, but lots of good restaurants. Don't miss Tom Lee Park while you're in the city, seeing the sun set over... More