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Nashville Zoo

#43 of 252 things to do in Nashville Features Animals
3777 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN 37211-3324
+1 615-833-1534
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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.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
3777 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN 37211-3324
+1 615-833-1534
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Reviewed yesterday

The zoo was great - being animal lovers we were very impressed with the natural habitats that the animals were in - trying to keep it as natural as possible. The old house tour was really interesting to see how it all began - a...More

Thank santorol2017
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My wife and I and our 19-year-old daughter really enjoyed our trip to the zoo this week. They have really made many improvements and I enjoyed the fact the paths all walk through the woods where you are in the shade instead of direct sunshine...More

Thank Richard D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Nashville zoo is a beautiful walking zoo with large spaces between animal exhibits, friendly servers and plenty to eat. It certainly isn't a large zoo so don't expect to see lots of animals but it does have a great park, zip lines and carousel...More

Thank 305jackanddebbie305
Reviewed 4 days ago

The zoo is nice enjoyed the Kangaroo exhibit. The attraction tickets aren't all that it's cracked up to be.

Thank Shauna F
Reviewed 5 days ago

I have always enjoyed going to the zoo and have visited them in various locations in the country. This certainly wasn't the best zoo I have ever visited, but it wasn't bad. It was clean and maintained well. A decent variety of animals with more...More

Thank Erik W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked the whole way through the zoo. Most of the animals were outside when we visited, and we were able to get some good pictures. We brought our own lunch and drinks and enjoyed having a short picnic at one of the tables. We...More

Thank vhale1955
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are visiting Nashville from out of state and thought this would be a good way to spend the day because we have a toddler. We arrived at 9:30 and the woman at the ticket was not pleasant or helpful at all, very rude. I...More

Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very nice zoo! Lots of variety in animals so you can see a little from each area of the world. Employees seem to be helpful & friendly and there are several food spots throughout the zoo. We didn't eat while we were...More

Thank Christopher H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for Easter weekend...and what a blast we had. The zoo is nice and has an adequate amount of animals. The layout of the zoo is also great...no long walks for restrooms or refreshments. There is a zipline experience which was fantastic and give...More

Thank Andrew P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice afternoon enjoying the exhibits - very enjoyable. We spent several hours at the zoo - it was educational and much fun for the whole family.

Thank Mark C
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How much time should we allow to enjoy the zoo?
15 May 2017|
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Response from NashvilleZoo | Property representative |
Hello! Please plan for 3-4 hours for your visit!
Can you packer a cooler for lunch and go outside the gates and come back in ?
18 April 2017|
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Response from jbartoo | Property representative |
Hello. You are welcome to bring a cooler and eat at your car, beneath a shady tree or even inside the Zoo. We have several picnic tables in our Festival Field. All we ask is that you do not bring any glass, alcohol or those... More
Anisa R
Is tax included in the cost of the tickets? OR is tax added to the cost of the ticket?
11 January 2017|
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Response from NashvilleZoo | Property representative |
Hello Anisa, Tax is included with the admission pricing!