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Audubon Zoo

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Address: 6500 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70118
Phone Number:
+1 504-581-4629
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Located in historic Uptown New Orleans Audubon Zoo offers an exotic mix of...

Located in historic Uptown New Orleans Audubon Zoo offers an exotic mix of animals from around the globe, engaging educational programs, hands-on animal encounters and lush gardens. Unique natural habitat exhibits—such as the award-winning Louisiana Swamp and Jaguar Jungle—showcase the relationship between people and nature. Don't miss the daily animal presentations, chats and feeds; our highly endangered whooping cranes, Amur leopards and orangutans; our white tiger; and our mysterious white alligators. Audubon Zoo is often ranked among the country’s best for innovation and entertainment value!

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Nice little zoo, and well presented! Animal areas were clean and the animals seemed happy and active

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Raymond P
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South Carolina, United States
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South Carolina, United States
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice little zoo, and well presented! Animal areas were clean and the animals seemed happy and active

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Thank Raymond P
Pompano Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one the prettiest zoos I've been too. Lots of animals to look at. It is highly recommended for children.

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Thank mokk10
Lexington, Kentucky
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117 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This zoo is very well kept, all animals looked well cared for. It is organized in an easy to get around manner. Make sure to purchase the extra train tickets, it's a nice little ride as an initial overview.

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Thank Carolyn W
Ruston, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The zoo was a great portion of our trip. It is expanding so there were portions that were under construction. My favorite part was the baby gator exhibit in the swamp gift shop! So cute!

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Thank Sierra S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Animals were well cared for. Variety was average. No lions. Great white tiger. Staff was very friendly! Layout is a bit confusing. Good snack bar. Wonderful statues and foliage. Pricey at $20.00 per person for Seniors.

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Metairie, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is our home town zoo. We bring our boys here all the time. They are always working on improvements for the animals and visitors to enjoy. It has great parking, easy to get to and great family fun for all ages to see beautiful animals with good food too.

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Thank buyfromus3
Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Audubon Zoo has the traditional zoo animals and areas that tell about Louisiana layouts. A well organized and very walkable zoo.

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Thank duckard2017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

I have lots of childhood memories at this Zoo. It was nice to be able to take my daughter. I noticed all of the changes to the zoo including the water park. It reminds me more of a park with all of the shade trees. The train ride is definitely worth the price.

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Thank Lisa L
Bucks County, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

the different sections were done in themes authentic to the animals of that exhibit. Not a huge zoo, it had almost everything any other zoo would and the way each exhibit was done was really nice. We enjoyed it, but the shuttle driver had done her last run as the zoo was closing, we had just missed it. The security... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

One of the better zoos that we've been to. Currently under going renovation, most exhibits were undisturbed.

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Uptown / Carrollton
Very much their own self sufficient unit within the greater metro area, Uptown and Carrollton tone down the urban edge with a friendly attitude and collegiate feel. Home to Tulane and Loyola Universities, all the students living in the area ensure that Uptown and Carrollton stay youthful, cosmopolitan and vibrantly fun. Two of the liveliest thoroughfares for nightlife and socializing (and yes of course more of the city’s outstandingly good food and live music) are Oak Street and Maple Street. For a truly wild time, the expansive acreage of Audubon Park, with its zoo, golf course, and actual patches of swampy wetlands, means peace and quiet are never too far away.
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