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Zoo Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia

800 Cherokee Ave SE, Atlanta, Georgia

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  • Visited: April 2012
  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2013
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If you don't want to do the additional fee attractions, stay to the left. That's where most of the animal exhibits are. The zoo has a small petting zoo, but it's really just goats. Not the best petting zoo, but the kids like it.

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Submitted by: Whitney T.

This zoo just doesn't do it for me. And that sucks because this is my hometown! My mom always said this zoo sucked, but I couldn't remember anything about it since I had went as a child. However, I went back this past summer and just wasn't impressed. Every animal I wanted to see was MIA! Perhaps it's because I went on a free day??? I guess I only got to see the sucky animals for free. I mean, what happened to the lions and tigers? The cool animals! The guy who committed suicide in Ohio and let all his animals loose had cooler animals then what I saw at Zoo Atlanta. I'm not a big animal person so I haven't been to many zoos, but the zoo in Toledo, Ohio has this one BEAT! By a looonnnnngggg way! Oh yeah, one ...

Submitted by: Brooke M.

When I was little (in the early 1990's), I went to the Atl Zoo multiple times! I had the most fun and there were people everywhere and beautiful animals to observe. As time marched on, the zoo became more deserted, of animals, people, and interest. The last time I went, I was 18 (in 2008). Apparently, we came at the wrong time because every single animal was having sex in front of us. It was so bad that parents had to cover kids eyes. I thought this was HILARIOUS!! To the monkeys to the lions, everybody was "relieving stress". Anyway, The zoo looks next to dead now and it's very small compared to other major cities' zoos. I wish Atlanta will brighten up their major sight seeing places and make them more exci...

Submitted by: Cathy W.

We are moving to Atlanta from Raleigh, and I have an annual membership to the North Carolina Zoo. Thank goodness for my NC Zoo membership-- I would have had to pay $22 to get into the Zoo Atlanta!!! I'm not sure why this zoo is so expensive... Anyway, coming from a HUGE zoo in NC, this zoo felt tiny! However, I like that I was able to see eve...

Submitted by: Keith F.

Oh ok so of the 4 or five zoos I've been to this is the 2nd nicest I've seen. And I can't give it justice on this review because it has been several weeks since I've been there but I will b...

Submitted by: Julianne J.

What a fantastic place for the family! The pandas were just adorable, but our son just about flipped out when he saw the baby tigers!  They were just stunningly beautiful - and cute at the same time. All of us loved the kangar...

Submitted by: Thompson L.

One of the best zoo's I've been to.  Although it's not as big as say... the Bronx Zoo, there are some great animals here and the close proximity to the animals make it a big win in my book.  Pandas are the main attraction, but you'll also find the usual lions, tigers, and bears! I was surprised to see Elephants too since man...

Submitted by: Jessica H.

First piece of advice -- if you're local, before you go, look into the membership options. After you pay the membership fees (which are 100% tax deductible), if you go to the zoo more than one time in the next year, you're membership fees paid for themselves. Totally worth it! Otherwise, if you're just visiting, I do think the cost to get in is a tad bit expensive. Check for local Groupons or Half-Off-Depot stuff, which usually gets you tickets for half price. Also consider the zoo/aquarium pass which is a good deal if you're into doing both. I love going to Zoo Atlanta. It's just off the highway near Grant Park. They have ample parking (note there are two completely separate parking areas on opposite sides ...

Submitted by: Jackie G.

Not a bad activity for a Saturday morning.  I'd recommend it at least once. Pros: -The baby panda, of course -The parakeets (I was incredulous, who needs a zoo exhibit when you can just go to the pet store, right? but it was my favorite part of the trip) -All the greenery.  They really did a nice job on the landscaping and setting it up so you had multiple smaller viewing areas to see the animals. It created a more intimate feel that I enjoyed. Cons: -It was on the small side. -It was pricey -The layout is a bit off.  We couldn't see everything without having to backtrack at times. -Lots of kids (I know, it's a zoo.  I'm just saying as a childless adult I'll wait until the next adult only "brew at the zoo" t...

Submitted by: Jen W.

Highlights - pandas, gorillas, orangutans, warthogs, giraffes, polar bears, snakes, and a...


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