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“Best Zoo in America”
Review of Audubon Zoo

Audubon Zoo
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$23.64*
and up
Audubon Nature Institute Museums Admission
Ranked #44 of 384 things to do in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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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Reviewed March 14, 2013

Has to be the best Zoo in America....located in beautiful Audobon Park....I stones throw from St Charles trolley line....ever see a White Gator? You can see them here....

Thank bruce l
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

Love that the elephants roam free. The Zoo is really kept up well and the tram car is a nice ride. It's a nice location for you to see a lot of the city on your way to the zoo.

Thank tsallie
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Reviewed March 14, 2013 via mobile

My family enjoys visiting the Houston Zoo often, so we couldn't help but compare the two. This zoo is much smaller, but had a really great selection of animals to view. Their enclosures all had enrichment items but were not so large that we couldn't see them. The orangutan put on a show, climbing on ropes and the silverback gorillas had boxes that they kept rearranging. A train ride around the zoo was an extra $5 a person, but worth it with unlimited rides. The food setup was easy to navigate with a good selection and good prices. All in all, a great experience that is recommend.

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Reviewed March 13, 2013

Only spent a few minutes in the zoo, but it was a great place. About 5 miles from the French Quarter. I had to go by bus and trolley, but it was a fun journey there. Wish I had kids with me...they seem to appreciate zoos more.

Thank Heather R
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Reviewed March 13, 2013

We visited the zoo on a Sunday afternoon. It was beautiful. Wonderful layout and design. The animals are well-kept and easily accessible. There is even a hands-on kids exhibit. It was a great way to spend the afternoon with the family while visiting New Orleans. I would highly recommend to other families and couples.

Thank Bellabluskye
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