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Audubon Zoo

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Uptown / Carrollton
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Address: 6500 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70118
Phone Number: +1 504-581-4629
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

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 zoo trip

The zoo is well laid out & made it an easy walk through. We went on a weekday in October so the weather was nice & it was not very crowded at all. Most of the animals were visible... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 15, 2014
Tngirl M
Clarksville, Tennessee
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Clarksville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2014

The zoo is well laid out & made it an easy walk through. We went on a weekday in October so the weather was nice & it was not very crowded at all. Most of the animals were visible due to the cooler weather. It was worth the trip down the St. Charles streetcar line to get to the zoo... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2014

We love the Audubon Zoo and their many critters. Staff is very nice. Don't miss the Red River Hogs and the pelicans. They've got too much closed off for construction at one time. Food prices are insanely high

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West Reading, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2014

One of the highlights of my trip to NOLA was the Audubon Zoo. Well designed, clean and kept, I can't rate this zoo higher. Personal favorite part of the zoo was the aviary with the beautiful birds. Great for all ages.

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Johns Creek, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2014

Great zoo! I'm generally not a huge zoo fan, but I have kids... so I go to zoos. I love the huge live oaks here which provide tons of shade and good atmosphere. And it's fun that the peacocks roam around free. Much cheaper than comparable zoos, too.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2014

We love visiting zoos in our extensive travels, and consider this one of the better "mid-size" zoos in America. We put the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs and the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago at the top in this category, but the Audubon Zoo is very nice. We visited on a warm, humid day. The staff was surprisingly accessible... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2014

Tae the St Charles Street car to the zoo zoo and the park. A nice brea from the drinking along Bourbon Street. The park is big and well maintained.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2014

I love the Audubon zoo. Besides being like a clean park, it is wide open and a fun place to be outdoors. From all the trails to see the different kindoms and domainsm to using the map they hand you at the front gate. There is plenty to see and good chance you won't see it all in a single... More 

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Saraland, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2014

Our travel party was my husband and I and our 2 toddler boys. Audubon Zoo has a large variety of animals and their enclosures seemed very well done. If you couldn't see the animal from one side you could see it from several other different angles. There were very few that we couldn't see at all. The only complaints I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2014

We visited the Audubon Zoo over our Spring Break and loved the experience! Even our son (who was only 7 months old at the time) enjoyed the trip. My 10 year old daughter especially loved the Primates area and the Louisiana Swamp. There was some construction going on -- but it didn't damper the trip at all. I hope that... More 

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McKinney, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2014

We got to feed the otters and that was just great. The seals were amazing. The viewing of the other animals was very nice. The rhinos were more active than any I have seen...and I've been to lots of zoos.

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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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