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“Best zoo east of San Diego”
Review of Memphis Zoo

Memphis Zoo
Ranked #4 of 154 things to do in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: YaYa, a female Giant Panda that calls the Memphis Zoo home, enjoys a sunny day.
Upstate New York
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Best zoo east of San Diego”
Reviewed July 7, 2007

Low prices, great exhibits, low crowds, pandas, polar bears, apes, cat, EVERYTHING. Amazing facilities, decor. Best zoo in the East...truly a delightfull surprise.

3 Thank arkham
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78 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Great outing for anyone”
Reviewed April 18, 2007

I love the zoo, I've been a member for years and I think it's one of the best attractions for locals and tourists alike that we have to offer here. Our zoo isn't the biggest, fanciest, or most high-tech around, but it's certainly exceptional for our city. They have revamped the zoo so much over the years that it doesn't even look the same. The China exhibit is spectacular as is the new Northern Passage. The zoo is perfect for anyone who wants a family-friendly environment and a relaxing day. I go up there often just for a few hours to walk around, see the animals, and have a nice peaceful afternoon. The location is also great, in the heart of midtown, in Overton Park, and near the art center.

5 Thank November14
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Peoria, Illinois
Level 5 Contributor
83 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Great family activity”
Reviewed February 13, 2007

My husband and I and our 8 year old daughter spent about 3 hours at this zoo and it was wonderful. It is not the biggest zoo we have ever been to but it certainly was the prettiest. We found it to be just the right size. The pandas were very cool.

2 Thank whitewch
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Dyersburg, TN
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Nothing spectacular, but it was fun”
Reviewed November 9, 2006

Went there with my husband a few weeks ago, and it was fun, but nothing too special. The pandas are really cool because they are hard to find in zoos now. The sea lion show was fun, and we got to see an elephant during a bathing session, that was really cute. They had a lot of different primates there also. Otherwise, if you have been to a bigger zoo, you may not be excited about this one.I have been t othe Indianapolis Zoo, which was really great, probably better than the Memphis Zoo, but I still had a lot of fun.

3 Thank RachelFromVA
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Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Wonderful zoo, would definitely recommend!”
Reviewed October 20, 2006

If you are anywhere near the memphis area, you must check out this zoo! They are one of only four zoos in the u.s. to exhibit giant pandas. And they have spent $77 million in renovations since the early 1990's. Everything looks nice and new and clean. There is a sea lion show and also "keeper chats" where the zoo keepers tell about the animals. There are more than 3500 animals to see, plenty of places to eat, tram rides, and even a carousel. Definitely check this one out!

5 Thank purplepenguin
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