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“Nice Exhibits and Plenty of Walking”
Review of Zoo Atlanta

Zoo Atlanta
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US$25.04*
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Zoo Atlanta Admission
Ranked #16 of 292 things to do in Atlanta
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed 27 March 2012

Really like the vastness of the exhibits and animal environments. Having taken my 3 year old, in a stroller (a must..LOTS of walking!), it took 3.5 hours at a leisurely pace including two rides on the carousel and a brief play in the playground. I visited it just the prior summer, and although enjoyed it, it's not something that I must do every summer as it doesn't change whatsoever. Try and get there near opening, as animals are less active in the heat of the day. Worth a visit.

Thank Larroo
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Reviewed 27 March 2012

The Atlanta Zoo has been a staple attraction of the East Side of the city for many years, however to zoo is in need of some serious cleaning up. The grounds during our visit were in need of some necessary painting and repairs. The best attractions are still the Lowland Gorilla Paddock, but things will never quite be the same without Willie B. The Panda exhibit is usually pretty crowded, but you can check things out anytime with the live Panda Cam.

Perhaps one of the redeeming qualities of the zoo is the Jazz-zoo Fundraiser that is held every year. Tickets are a bit pricey, but everything collected goes directly to the zoo facilities and the open food and cocktails more than makes up for the fee. All of the food and adult libations are supplied by local area eateries and bars. Both the festival from 2010 and 2011 were great, although it would be nice if the gates opened sooner for people to enjoy the zoo and animals for an hour or two before the drinks start to pour and the music starts to play.

The price is right and if you hold a AAA card you can get a discount at the gate. The other attraction next to the Zoo is Cyclorama which is a Diarama of the Civil War and the Battle of Atlanta. Quite amazing and very educational for children although the noise of the cannons and gun fire can be disturbing to very young guests.

All in all, the zoo is a nice break to take the kids to or for a couple to enjoy walking around for a few hours and seeing the animals.

Thank SPG-DL-Traveler
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Reviewed 27 March 2012

Wear comfy shoes and be ready to visit all the animals in humane natural habitats. Pink Flamingos, Wart Hogs, Silver Back Gorillas, Elephants, Zebras and the list goes on. You will be able to feed the giraffes. Personally I would go somewhere else to eat, high dollar junk food.. but it is truly a great zoo.

Thank Julia S
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Reviewed 27 March 2012

Took four of our grandchildren and spent the day - everyone had a good time.

Thank Barb M
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Reviewed 27 March 2012

My favorite exhibit is the Monkeys/Gorillas. Not sure what they are eating.

Thank Betterbelieve
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