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“A great stop if you have children”
Review of Bear Hollow Zoo

Bear Hollow Zoo
Ranked #3 of 50 things to do in Athens
Certificate of Excellence
Athens, Georgia, United States
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A great stop if you have children”
Reviewed May 20, 2014

My children have loved the Bear Hollow Zoo all of their lives. It is small, but the animals have nice enclosures and the staff, when around, are very friendly. Most of the animals are rescues, so there is a lot of movement and changes that goes on among the enclosures as the needs of the animals change, but overall there's still a nice variety of animals to see. The reptile house is open for part of the weekend and worth going into when it is; often the staff will take out some of the animals so people can have a closer looks.

It is also walking distance form Memorial park, which has a playground and lake, so if you want to do the zoo first, then walk to the park area, you can make an afternoon of it, especially if you bring a picnic.

Visited May 2014
Thank Chris C
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English first
St. Petersburg, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fun thing to do!”
Reviewed May 16, 2014

I love coming here and seeing the bears and birds so close up! It's free, but they're open to donations. I would give 5 stars, but I hate seeing animals in small enclosure. I'm not sure how much control they have over that though. some of the enclosures were a reasonable size, but others seemed really small. It's a good place to spend a couple hours though!

1 Thank Heidi H
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Martinez, Georgia, United States
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great little zoo”
Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

We really enjoyed our trip to this zoo. It's small, but free. My kids really enjoyed themselves and it wasn't very crowded which made navigating with three kids easy. Definitely worth a visit!

Visited April 2014
Thank Katie W
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Athens, Georgia
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
“A fun afternoon with kids”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

Bear Hollow Zoo is a small zoo--with free admission--in Memorial Park in Athens. We love to spend an afternoon here with the grandkids. The zoo isn't too big, so you don't get worn out seeing the bald eagles, owls, bears, alligators, deer, and other animals. When you're done at the zoo you can go over to the playground and walk around the lake with the ducks swimming in it. It makes for a nice afternoon.

Visited August 2013
Thank Diana R
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Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Average zoo but great because it's free”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

Nothing spectacular but is nice place to visit to get the kids outside. They enjoy watching the bears and otters.

Visited April 2014
Thank Msmattox
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