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“Not bad for a small zoo”
Review of Montgomery Zoo

Montgomery Zoo
Ranked #13 of 75 things to do in Montgomery
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This popular family destination, spread over 40 acres, is home to over 700 animals from five continents, including the famous Bengal tiger. A train ride around the park provides an overview of the site and a chance to determine where you want to go later for a closer look.
Reviewed 2 December 2013

This zoo is actually pretty good for a small town zoo. We went in the afternoon on a Saturday, and discovered the animals were easy to see and luckily some were rather active. But it could be because they were rolling in the sunshine rather than staying in the rather cool shade. But we were very impressed with what we saw, although we did wish some of the animals had a larger habitat.

But all in all, for the money you get a good deal. Plenty of walking, although for me the map wasn't very helpful with all the paths meandering here and there. Beware of accidentally walking down service paths by the train, the sign marking it as a service path was on one side--hidden in the bushes, while we were focused on the sign that says "beware of train". Needless to say, we were chased back after we were 3/4 of the way down by a security guard who wouldn't allow us to get a slap on the hand and allow us to jump on the path that was just a few feet ahead. In that sense, I advise better signage.

But based on the animals, it was pretty good especially based on other small zoo's I've been to in Chattanooga, TN and Jackson, MS. Even better than the so-so Atlanta zoo.

Just be aware, while the price to get in is fair, any add-on's are extra. $4 per person for the chair lift, $2 per person for the giraffe feeding area, extra money for the train, $2 for feeding sticks in the parakeet cage. However, parking at the zoo is free, so that was nice.

Thank daischop
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Reviewed 1 December 2013

I live in Montgomery, and when you live somewhere sometimes you take for granted all the things your town has to offer. This is the case with the Montgomery Zoo. I used to take my kids there a lot when they were little, but now they are teenagers and we hadn't been in a while. We went in March of this year and it was awesome! The Montgomery Zoo has a Skylift, paddle boats, train and you can feed a giraffe! There is a great café if you're hungry, and the gift shop has lots of things with many price ranges so you can get something good no matter what you have to spend. During Halloween and Christmas they have special events. Whether you live here or are just visiting, don't miss our amazing Montgomery Zoo!

Thank Angie J
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

Montgomery zoo is a great zoo for a smaller city. Lots to see and do, long walking trails, but manageable for even little ones. Would advise not going on the hottest days in the summer (humidity is high and animals sleep a lot) nor the coldest days in winter. But for something fun to do for the kiddos, the zoo is one of the best things in town. Kids can get up close (animals come right up to glass or bars) to the animals and it can be exciting. Last time we were there the black panther was so excited to watch a group of kids nearby, he was right against the glass, walking back and forth, making noises, thinking of his next meal...Feeding the giraffes is fun and worth the couple of extra bucks-how many times do you get to hand feed a giraffe? A must do in town if you are here for more than a day and enjoy animals...

Thank Beverly189
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

Beyond a doubt one of the best zoo's in America for the size of the city. In fact, it rivals zoo's in most much larger cities.

Worth the trip.

Thank Dennis M
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Reviewed 25 November 2013 via mobile

Surprisingly good zoo for relatively small city. Rivals zoos in much larger cities and represents an excellent value worth seeing.

1  Thank TomH379
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