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Bear Hollow Zoo

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Awesome Tiny Zoo

This was such a nice surprise! A very small zoo with cool residents and a shaded easy access... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
St. Petersburg, Florida
Nice little zoo

This is a small zoo that houses non-releasable wildlife residents. You can easily see all the... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2018
alicia m
Athens, Georgia
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293 Gran Ellen Dr, Athens, GA 30606-4968
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was such a nice surprise! A very small zoo with cool residents and a shaded easy access walkway - I went with a friend in a wheelchair. The animals were all well kept in reasonable enclosures and it was peaceful. I would definitely go...More

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Reviewed 16 September 2018

This is a small zoo that houses non-releasable wildlife residents. You can easily see all the animals within half an hour. They typically have a pair of animals together but not always. We enjoyed watching the otter swim laps, seeing the bears, and bald eagles....More

1  Thank alicia m
Reviewed 10 September 2018

Pretty cool small zoo with native animals. walking trails and park with pond adjacent to zoo. swimming poll open in summer.

Thank Noah H
Reviewed 31 August 2018

Nature Zoo would be a better description. Birds, Bears, Alligators, Deer, etc......It is located in a park area in the heart of residential living. Beautiful and Peaceful and fun for the grandkids to visit.

Thank dwmantooth
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Took my grandson to this Zoo...he loves snakes (unlike me!) & they had a great exhibit w/many kinds of snakes...he got to hold one of the non-poisonous ‘Black Snakes’ & he was thrilled! He also loved seeing the Bears & all of the other animals!...More

Thank bbowdoinjr
Reviewed 29 August 2018

I liked visiting here with my dad . I took some pictures of him there in the cut out thing you put your face in of course . .the pond looked different back in the 80’s . its a nice place to come and eat...More

Thank vegetariangirl1
Reviewed 27 August 2018

This place is a great little zoo. If you check their calendar they have several fum events thought the year. There is a lake with picnic tables to have a nice little picnic as well.

Thank trestrotters
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Brought the family by to check out the zoo. It is small but the price is right. We enjoyed looking at all the animals. Our favorite was the otter.

Thank Greg D
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

small nice little zoo . I always loved the sweetgum trees at the entrance. I remember some of the area when u walk down the steps near the pool toward the pond ,being more green and I remember the pond being a little different from...More

1  Thank mleahg37
Bear_Hollow_Zoo, Assistant Zookeeper at Bear Hollow Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018
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So glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Such a great facility to have free to visitors. There are many other things to do around this area in Memorial Park such as a playground, pool, etc. The zoo works as a trail walking along from animal to animal. My kids loved seeing several...More

1  Thank DawgExplorer
Bear_Hollow_Zoo, Assistant Zookeeper at Bear Hollow Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

So glad you enjoy visiting the zoo!

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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