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Bear Hollow Zoo

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Address: 293 Gran Ellen Dr, Athens, GA 30606-4968
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+1 706-613-3616
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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Sweet little zoo

I think this little zoo is one of Athen's gems and it's free. I've never been there and didn't see almost all of the animals. It's a great place for a family outing.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Martha O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I think this little zoo is one of Athen's gems and it's free. I've never been there and didn't see almost all of the animals. It's a great place for a family outing.

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Thank Martha O
Athens, Georgia
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42 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The zoo is just a fun place in a cool and pleasant setting. The natural pens give the critters loads of room and they are easy to see when they are moving about. There is a good collection and makes for an enjoyable trip for an hour or two if you want to be away from town but still be... More 

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Thank SWeems
Athens, Georgia
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54 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Bear Hollow is a fun place to visit. It doesn't compare to the larger city zoos, but it is a fun place to visit.

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Thank Tanzy123
Mocksville, North Carolina
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and I had some time to Kill and decided to head over to the zoo. Park is very nice and animal exhibits were interesting. Best of all it was free. My daughter particularly liked using the QR codes placed throughout to learn about the animals. Don't worry if that is not your style there are laminated handouts with... More 

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Thank pirateot
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181 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to hang out for the afternoon. Saw about 10 animals. They were rescued. Butterfly garden wasn't open. Opossum was trying to nest. Precious!

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Thank C3ontheroad
Atlanta GA
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great family activity and hidden gem in Athens. The zoo is small and features only animals native to the southeast that have been injured in some way and cannot survive in the wild. The staff are mostly volunteers and as such very knowledgeable and friendly. They also have special events around halloween, Christmas and such that the... More 

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1 Thank rleveret
Georgia
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28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My kids love coming here. It's free and they love to see the animals. Afterwards we head over to Memorial park to walk around the pond and play on the playground. You could easily burn 3 hours here with kids!

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2 Thank Bridget810
Athens, Georgia
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff is excellent and always willing to answer questions if you have any. There is a nice variety of wild life to see and lots to learn if you are interested. This is a great place for anyone! The events are great, especially for the children. This is a wonderful addition to Athens!

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1 Thank SLDavis
Forest City, North Carolina
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went Friday, Feb 24th, which was a beautiful warm sunny day. We enjoyed watching the animals which were interesting. Loved the self-guided tour!!

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1 Thank sparkyshine56
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful little hidden spot with happy animals.we will make this a go to spot for the family. Really beautiful!

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