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“Disappointing”
Review of Nashville Zoo

Nashville Zoo
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$16.00*
and up
Nashville Zoo Admission Pass
Ranked #39 of 258 things to do in Nashville
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Add some exotic to the everyday with Nashville Zoo at Grassmere. Wander through a lush canopy of bamboo, come face to face with a clouded leopard, feed some Australian parrots, and delve into the far reaches of the Amazon. Nashville Zoo is your ticket to African giraffes, poison arrow frogs, zebras, red pandas, kangaroos, gibbons, meerkats and much more! Children of all ages will be fascinated with the zoo’s Highlighted Habitats. Find out why a baby giraffe likes warm temperatures. Walk the winding path through 4,500 square feet of naturalistic Australian landscape in the Kangaroo Kickabout. In the Kickabout, you will be in the home of a troop of red kangaroos. Keep your eyes and ears open for the cockatoos that also live in Kangaroo Kickabout. In between your animal adventures, be sure to take a spin on our Wild Animal Carousel, get a new view of the Zoo from Soaring Eagle zip line, monkey around our 66,000-square-foot Jungle Gym, or even step back in time on the walking tour at our Grassmere Historic Home and Farm. When you visit the 1810 historic home, you will learn about the name “Grassmere” and how the zoo came to be located there.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed October 13, 2012

This zoo is one of the smallest that I have ever been too. There are very few animals, so few that you can see the entire park in about 2 hours. Having been to a number of zoos that are much bigger and better, even ones that are free, I was very disappointed. It is over priced for admission, parking is not free, and overall it is just not worth the money or the drive to get there.

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Reviewed October 10, 2012

A joke of a zoo and not worth the money. Oh and if you go at Halloween don't expect to see any animals even after you pay a ridiculous price to get in. I don't know why Nashville is so opposed to having a major family attraction of some sort that is worth a darn. If it isn't a mall or restaurant/bar they aren't interested in building it. :(

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Reviewed October 8, 2012

My family and I had a great time at a company outing at the Nashville Zoo. Everything is well marked, and it's small enough you can see it all in one day. However, if you are a smoker, beware - they don't allow smoking at all in the entire park! This is absolutely crazy - at least have one or two designated areas away from the crowds! Also, it can be very expensive - between 50 and 60 dollars for a family of four just to get in the gate. Very limited restroom facilities throughout the park.

3  Thank Will K
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Reviewed October 6, 2012

I recently visited the Nashville Zoo, and I loved every moment of it! $15 for adults to enter, and plenty of animals. I saw birds, big cats, zebras, snakes, elephants, the petting zoo (I petted goats and a wallaby), and there is even a farm area. I petted the cows and a bull on the farm. They have horses and tours. I also took a ride on the carousel. It was fun and colorful. The staff was nice (in the gift shop and during the keeper talks) and the place was crowded on a Sat afternoon. It is a bit of a walk to see it all, but great exercise. I saw many people having fun and I am so glad I went. It was a fun and educational way to spend the day! I vote that everyone visits at least once. They have something for everyone!

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Reviewed October 5, 2012

Alot of walk to see a few animals in each area. It it nice however it be more enoyable if things was closer together IT price is average . It has good amount of animals. It very clean . Alot of nice people work there.

1  Thank Katherine E
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