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“Small but worth a stroll” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bear Hollow Zoo

Bear Hollow Zoo
Ranked #3 of 50 things to do in Athens
Certificate of Excellence
Pahoa, Hawaii
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231 reviews
86 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Small but worth a stroll”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2013

Tucked deep in a neighborhood, you would not anticipate seeing wild life, but secured. A couple of nice paths and interesting Georgia native fauna. Nice for a solitary walk or with the children and the fact that it's free is a great treat.

Visited August 2013
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Winterville, Georgia
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“worth seeing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013

very nice place! I love the trails and senic area and having a very small relaxing zoo! please go see! nice events for kids

Visited December 2012
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Athens, Ga.
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82 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“A Great Place to Entertain Kids”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

My children and I go here for a place to get away from it all and to walk around the park. It's nice and shady, and the animals are fun to look at.

Visited August 2012
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Atlanta
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113 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
“You Can't Beat Free”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013

This is a nice little facility for the residents of Athens. It's not large; we completed a walk-through in less than 30 minutes. But it's heavily shaded and relatively clean. Though Memorial Park itself is a bit dated, it's obvious that the staff and volunteers of Bear Hollow work hard to ensure that the animals have the best quality of life possible. The bear enclosure is better than most that I've seen in paid admission urban zoos.

Visited July 2013
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
“What's not to love?”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2013 via mobile

Had a lovely time walking around, plenty of docents to answer questions, and Jenny led an excellent program with some of the animals! Perfect way to spend a couple hours.

Visited July 2013
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