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Chestatee Wildlife Preserve & Zoo

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Closed Now: 10:00 - 16:00
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Grizzly Bear, Siberian Tiger, Monkeys

Took wife, daughter, & grandchild on warm January day. Fed burros, horse, zebras and emu. Has... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rockmart, Georgia
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Great Place To See Up Close

I just went to the Atlanta Zoo and in comparison, this place is great for exposure to many animals... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
Amy U
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  • Average11%
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469 Old Dahlonega Hwy, Dahlonega, GA 30533-5745
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All reviews feed the animals grizzly bear lions and tigers money goes clean place kids loved getting exotic birds black beans restroom facilities own pace negative reviews the owner staff was friendly for sale fun experience enclosures cw
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took a group of family members from teens to 50+, everyone really enjoyed the 2 hour visit. Nice selection of animals who were (if hungry) happy to come up and "check YOU out"! Some even wanted just to be patted or scratched. We saw...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Nikki S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took wife, daughter, & grandchild on warm January day. Fed burros, horse, zebras and emu. Has monkeys and baboons. Awesome black bear and grizzly. Cheap entrance fee.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Perrythomasbarrett
Reviewed 3 December 2018 via mobile

We used a grouponbto visit here. What a disappointment. There were very few animals, bears enclosed in tiny cages, lonely lemurs all by themselves. It was fun to feed the zebra though. I would skip this one.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lambs1
Reviewed 19 November 2018

First off let me address a lot of the negative reviews on here. In no way, shape, form or fashion are any of these animals mistreated. The enclosures were nice and clean, all of the animals do have cages but have the ability to leave...More

Date of experience: November 2018
3  Thank Joseph K
Reviewed 14 November 2018 via mobile

I really like this zoo. It’s nestled out of the way up in the North Georgia mountains. They have various adventures to choose from besides the walking tour like most zoos. It lasts about 45 minutes. The walking tour is guided by a tour guide...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank divemasterjames
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

We had children ages 2, 6, 8, and 12. This visit was totally worthwhile, especially petting three young deer running free in the bamboo stands. This is a fun place to spend about an hour and a half.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank 9tomr
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Had a wonderful time, staff was friendly, knowledgeable, and helpfull kid enjoyed the animals Especially the baby fawns. If you have the time try and go early when they are feeding, this will insure you can see more.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank rodb420
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

This place was absolutely fantastic. The animals very well kept and super social my 12 year old had a blast and I cant say enough on how big the animals homes were. So much acreage. The staff so friendly. They were doing maintenance and construction...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank GoPlaces818211
Reviewed 27 August 2018

I just went to the Atlanta Zoo and in comparison, this place is great for exposure to many animals for affordable pricing.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Amy U
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

Loved this place. Lots of shaded areas for hot days, and kids loved getting up close to the zebras. The animals appear to be well taken care of. Some animals like the lions and tigers were hard to see because of their cages. Overall, it...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank M K
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7 October 2018|
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Response from M K | Reviewed this property |
I did not see scooters either.
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Response from Mjsnmjsn | Reviewed this property |
I dont think you will have a peoblem
2 April 2016|
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Yes there are