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Nashville Zoo

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Best outdoor adventure in the city! Ride the Soaring Eagle zip line, learn about the Zoo’s history at the Historic Home, and explore immersive animal habitats like you’ve never seen before. Experience the beautiful new Andean bear or Sumatran tiger...more
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3777 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN 37211-3324
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We took our out of town visitors and they were so impressed with our zoo compared to others they have visited. We all had a Great time watching God's Creation in action

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Leon M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A $50/per person zoo tour on winter weekends is a chance to see and do something special. Our group of six (no young children allowed) were taken by zookeeper Jessica to the commissary, where meals for all of the zoos animals are prepared. We visited...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank kcgabb
Reviewed 5 days ago

We pre-booked the Backstage Pass tour and were able to feed a giraffe, anteater and okapi! We also got to tour the commissary where they prep all of the food. Our tour guide gave us great information and insight into the inner workings of the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jennifer P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love the Nashville Zoo! It is a tad on the small side but we are originally from STL and the zoo there is ranked #1 in the nation and it’s free so spoiled much?? Nashville’s zoo is comfortable it has tons of stuff for kids...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Josh P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited on one of the coldest days Nashville has had but still enjoyed it. While many of the warm weather animals were off exhibit due to the cold overall It is a great facility. Grounds are beautiful, easy to navigate, food was good and great...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank gborotraveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have to say that this is one of the best zoos I have ever been too. A few of the animals were inside their enclosures due to the "cold weather". It was about 55 degrees that day. The animals we did see were great....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Kaitlin P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No matter your age, your wealth, or place in life you always feel happy in the Nashville Zoo. They really consider every person's needs. Always exciting! And the jungle gym is an easy fix for any kid's boredom.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jonathan S
Reviewed January 11, 2019

Nashville Zoo is a great place for all ages. There is something for everyone there! It is a great way to spend a day in Nashville! Love seeing all of the animals in a great environment.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JBobbitt17
Reviewed January 3, 2019

Good place to walk and enjoy nature. You walk through the woods on nice trails instead of the entire place being a concrete jungle.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank jbeanhermitage
Reviewed December 30, 2018

While the zoo is not enormous, it is full of delightful animals. The walking paths are nice for strolling and visiting and definitely steer visitors in the right direction from start to finish. Exciting the tigers will be arriving soon.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Response from Kathy B | Reviewed this property |
I saw wheel chairs there but do not know the price of rental, sorry.
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I went on a rainy day and it was really fun. Took pictures with the goats... I loved it!
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Kimberly J
Russellville, Alabama
Mother Daughter Vacation in nashville (5 Replies)
i will be going on vacation with my mom in September. We will be staying in Franklin tn i know we want to go to the Nashville Zoo. Any other suggestion on what to do? we will be arriving on a monday and leaving thursday morning if that helps !
July 24, 2015|
Response fromTFerrell|
It would be helpful to know what your interests are. Music, country music, art, history, nature ... ? Or just recreational shopping/relaxing ... ?
Milwaukee, WI
7 nights in Brentwood, what to do cheap? (0 Replies)
My wife and I are coming down from Milwaukee to Nashville Area and are looking for cheap things to do that are pretty cool in the Nashville area. We have a zoo pass in Milwaukee, and can go to the Nashville Zoo for free. We are also spending a couple days at an adoption reunion with other families who have adopted through our agency. We are going Sep 1-8th. Any ideas in the Nashville, Brentwood, Franklin area??? thanks
August 30, 2010|
Memphis, Tennessee
Toddler Friendly activites/places in Nashville or suburb? (3 Replies)
Hi, my family is planning to visit Nashville the first time during the weekend of July 4th for 4 days.. Are there any activities and places that we should visit that can entertain a toddler (2.5 yr old)? I am thinking: - Nashville Zoo - Nashville Shores - Centennial Park, Parthenon - Wave Country (is this like the Nashville shores?) - Adventure Science Center? (Is this good for toddler?) - We'd like to see the suburb too, because one day we MIGHT relocate to Nashville. What suburb...More
May 11, 2011|
Response fromPam S|
All of your choices are good, Wave Country is like Nashville Shores, smaller and no lake. It is owned by the city and is likely cheaper. The Adventure Science Center has stuff for kids of all ages. I would skip Rivergate and head to Cool Springs, which is down I 65 between Brentwood & Franklin. Aside from the mall, there are many shops to check out. That are is in Williamson County, a nice area to look at, great schools, growing community, lots of housing options, safe. Fireworks...More