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Bear Hollow Zoo

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293 Gran Ellen Dr, Athens, GA 30606-4968
+1 706-613-3580
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Cute Visit

Entire wildlife exhibit can be viewed in 30 minutes. Very scenic and quaint local attraction. My... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
via mobile
A sweet unexpected spot in the middle of the city

If you have got an hour to kill and a child to entertain, you will enjoy this lovely little zoo in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Athens, Georgia
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293 Gran Ellen Dr, Athens, GA 30606-4968
+1 706-613-3580
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Entire wildlife exhibit can be viewed in 30 minutes. Very scenic and quaint local attraction. My kids 12 and 9 really enjoyed it.

Thank ge0rgiamama
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have got an hour to kill and a child to entertain, you will enjoy this lovely little zoo in the middle of the city. It specializes in wild animals that have been rescued and that have some sort of situation making them unsuitable...More

Thank P S
Reviewed 11 September 2017

We took our 7 year old grandson to Bear Hollow Zoo and had a wonderful experience. We walked quietly to each exhibit and discussed why each animal was there. Each exhibit clearly explained the habitat and disability of each animal. Our grandson happens to have...More

Thank PeggyJane44
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Hidden away, this is a great place for a quiet walk, lunch, or a visit to the zoo.The zoo has no exotic animals, but has many rescued animals from the area. The park is focused toward children, but can be enjoyed by all.

Thank Gunnermac2211
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Not a lot of exhibits, but the area is pretty and it is a place to hang out in the shade for a while. I think this is geared toward younger children, but it was still a nice stop for us. Just beware of the...More

Thank 5MouseFans
Reviewed 4 August 2017

This is a great hidden treasure of Athens! Hardly anyone realizes that Athens has a zoo. What I love about this zoo is that it features a lot of local wildlife so children can really leave about the animals we have here in Northeast Georgia....More

Thank themaddtraveler
Reviewed 27 July 2017

This place is great. I discovered it as a college student and we would go here in the afternoons. Grab an iced coffee or ice cream and wander around feeling like a kid again. I still enjoy going back when I'm in town. The animals...More

Thank Kristen F
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

A small but free little animal park. It has beautiful animals in naturalish exhibits. An unexpected little gem in Athens.

Thank mitchem121
Reviewed 10 July 2017

The animals seem well taken care of. It's very clean and quiet. They provide a great service to take care of these animals that can't be returned to the wild.

Thank atl_travel74
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Nice little zoo. Makes for a nice little side trip. We especially enjoyed the otters swimming around in their little pool. The opossum is nocturnal so he sleeps most of the day. We saw him in his little box sleeping.....slacker. It was a little hard...More

Thank Chris W
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Sherrill R
27 July 2016|
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Response from PizzaAndBeerLovr | Reviewed this property |
I've never seen anything for sale at the zoo, but it is just a couple of blocks away from all sorts of stores and restaurants. There is a public pool next door that may sell drinks. We bring water in with us.
6 March 2015|
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Response from maggiemay223 | Reviewed this property |
Bear Hollow has special program days where the reptile room is open and a staff member may allow one of the lizards to be touched under strict supervision. Generally speaking, none of the animals may be touched with the... More