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Bear Hollow Zoo

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293 Gran Ellen Dr, Athens, GA 30606-4968
+1 706-613-3580
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A must see!

Every time we come to Athens we have to make a trip to Bear Hollow. Because of the location and... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2017
Brunswick, Georgia
A good outing

This is a small zoo, with only a few exhibits. It's perfect for small children, but older kids... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2017
Sara G
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293 Gran Ellen Dr, Athens, GA 30606-4968
+1 706-613-3580
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

Every time we come to Athens we have to make a trip to Bear Hollow. Because of the location and proximity to downtown it's the perfect meeting place for friends and it's always a good way to entertain the kiddos.

Thank JaneVicent
Bear_Hollow_Zoo, Assistant Zookeeper at Bear Hollow Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We're so glad you enjoy visiting!

Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

This is a small zoo, with only a few exhibits. It's perfect for small children, but older kids would probably find it boring. It's free, which is a plus. We go there if we are looking for something to occupy our two year old granddaughter...More

Thank Sara G
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Entire wildlife exhibit can be viewed in 30 minutes. Very scenic and quaint local attraction. My kids 12 and 9 really enjoyed it.

Thank ge0rgiamama
Reviewed 3 October 2017

If you have got an hour to kill and a child to entertain, you will enjoy this lovely little zoo in the middle of the city. It specializes in wild animals that have been rescued and that have some sort of situation making them unsuitable...More

Thank P S
Reviewed 12 September 2017

We took our 7 year old grandson to Bear Hollow Zoo and had a wonderful experience. We walked quietly to each exhibit and discussed why each animal was there. Each exhibit clearly explained the habitat and disability of each animal. Our grandson happens to have...More

Thank PeggyJane44
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Hidden away, this is a great place for a quiet walk, lunch, or a visit to the zoo.The zoo has no exotic animals, but has many rescued animals from the area. The park is focused toward children, but can be enjoyed by all.

Thank Gunnermac2211
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Not a lot of exhibits, but the area is pretty and it is a place to hang out in the shade for a while. I think this is geared toward younger children, but it was still a nice stop for us. Just beware of the...More

Thank 5MouseFans
Reviewed 4 August 2017

This is a great hidden treasure of Athens! Hardly anyone realizes that Athens has a zoo. What I love about this zoo is that it features a lot of local wildlife so children can really leave about the animals we have here in Northeast Georgia....More

Thank themaddtraveler
Reviewed 27 July 2017

This place is great. I discovered it as a college student and we would go here in the afternoons. Grab an iced coffee or ice cream and wander around feeling like a kid again. I still enjoy going back when I'm in town. The animals...More

Thank Kristen F
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

A small but free little animal park. It has beautiful animals in naturalish exhibits. An unexpected little gem in Athens.

Thank mitchem121
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Sherrill R
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Response from PizzaAndBeerLovr | Reviewed this property |
I've never seen anything for sale at the zoo, but it is just a couple of blocks away from all sorts of stores and restaurants. There is a public pool next door that may sell drinks. We bring water in with us.
6 March 2015|
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Response from maggiemay223 | Reviewed this property |
Bear Hollow has special program days where the reptile room is open and a staff member may allow one of the lizards to be touched under strict supervision. Generally speaking, none of the animals may be touched with the... More