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Zoo Atlanta

#16 of 291 things to do in Atlanta Features Animals
800 Cherokee Ave, Atlanta, GA 30315-1470
+1 404-624-5600
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This extraordinary zoo, one of the oldest in the U.S., underwent a multi-million dollar renovation in the 1980s and is still expanding. Its landscaping replicates the natural habitats of the numerous animals, some of which are endangered species. Four panda bears from China delight the crowds, and groups of gorillas separated by moats do their own share of entertaining.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 16:30
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
800 Cherokee Ave, Atlanta, GA 30315-1470
Grant Park
+1 404-624-5600
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I desperately want to like this Zoo so much, as growing up I was spoiled by living in proximity to one of the BEST.... the Toledo Zoo (and Cincinnati and Columbus were pretty awesome too). Having relocated to Atlanta, Zoo Atlanta is all I have....More

Thank Marisol M
Reviewed 3 days ago

While it is a small zoo overall it was a nice place to spend a couple of hours. On our visit, the zoo was not crowded (even for a Mother's Day weekend) and there were a few animals there I had never seen before. The...More

Thank hdtrvlr
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This zoo was so fun! Really easy to get around and thought the exhibits were great! Really impressed with the reptiles and super cute baby pandas!

Thank BabyBlu89
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great zoo. Very friendly staff. Very informative. Love the gorilla habitat and panda. Little over priced for the size of the zoo.

Thank Lagiles08
Reviewed 4 days ago

We took our grandkids here for a day of fun. We enjoyed the exhibits and the animals, we will return here again

Thank RACFAN0308
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Zoo is relatively close to the city, so very easy to get to. Parking is free. If you buy you ticket on-line in advance, there is a discount ($23 per adult instead of $26, which is reasonable for a zoo). The wait to get...More

Thank Charlie_Hotlanta
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My son and I went to the zoo on a Wednesday. I will say there was an issue with parts of the movie Rampage being filmed there that made it difficult to gain access to the zoo.I was disappointed in the amount of animals that...More

Thank Keith C
Shawn W, Guest Relations Manager at Zoo Atlanta, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review. This week was quite unusual with all of the activity inside and outside of the Zoo. We invite you and the kids to visit again. The Zoo is back to normal. Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you...More

A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited the zoo for the first today. We found it very difficult to navigate with poor flow and found ourselves frequently backtracking. Several of the exhibits weren't open. They were filming a movie and the directions on where to park and walk weren't clearly evident....More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Shawn W, Guest Relations Manager at Zoo Atlanta, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your feedback. We agree the last few days were quite unusual and we thank you and all of our guests for your patience. The beginning of the week was not the norm and we invite you to please give the Zoo another...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

The Atlanta Zoo is rather small, and there is really not much of a variety of animals (maybe I am partial to the Bronx Zoo :). As at most zoos food is overpriced and not very good. We enjoyed the Pandas and that was about...More

Thank TheCulinaryWonderer
Shawn W, Guest Relations Manager at Zoo Atlanta, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for leaving feedback. We hope you were able to see all of our locations, habitats and destinations such as Scaly Slimy Spectacular and our gorilla population (North America's largest). We are compact but with over 200 different species and 1,500 animals there is...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

I have to admit, I am giving this a 5 star because of my experience in feeding the adult male Panda. This zoo is the only zoo in the United States where you get to feed a Panda. While it does come for a price,...More

Thank AJ D
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Stephanie H
Are there scooters avaliable for those who can't walk long distances?
24 June 2017|
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Response from Selvyn C | Reviewed this property |
Wheelchairs Manual and electric wheelchairs are available for rental at the Zoo Atlanta Trading Company Gift Shop or at Safari Outfitters, both located just inside the front entrance. The electric wheelchairs are limited in... More
Melissa j
Is the zoo open when it rains?
21 June 2017|
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Response from Shawn W | Property representative |
Yes we are. We offer the weather discount. Pandas, birds, the reptile & amphibian exhibit (Scaly Slimy Spectacular) and maybe elephants may be out.
Kathy W
Are the annals more active in the mornings?
19 May 2017|
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Response from Shawn W | Property representative |
Yes, the animals are very active in the mornings. You'll see everything from animals stretching to feeding. You'll even hear our trio of lion brothers roaring in the morning! Parking is also great.