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Nashville Zoo

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3777 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN 37211-3324
+1 615-833-1534
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Add some exotic to the everyday with Nashville Zoo at Grassmere. Wander through a lush canopy of bamboo, come face to face with a clouded leopard, feed some Australian parrots, and delve into the far reaches of the Amazon. Nashville Zoo is your ticket to African giraffes, poison arrow frogs, zebras, red pandas, kangaroos, gibbons, meerkats and much more! Children of all ages will be fascinated with the zoo’s Highlighted Habitats. Find out why a baby giraffe likes warm temperatures. Walk the winding path through 4,500 square feet of naturalistic Australian landscape in the Kangaroo Kickabout. In the Kickabout, you will be in the home of a troop of red kangaroos. Keep your eyes and ears open for the cockatoos that also live in Kangaroo Kickabout. In between your animal adventures, be sure to take a spin on our Wild Animal Carousel, get a new view of the Zoo from Soaring Eagle zip line, monkey around our 66,000-square-foot Jungle Gym, or even step back in time on the walking tour at our Grassmere Historic Home and Farm. When you visit the 1810 historic home, you will learn about the name “Grassmere” and how the zoo came to be located there.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
3777 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN 37211-3324
+1 615-833-1534
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved this zoo.The pathways were wide which is very important to me as I use a walker and/or wheelchair. This zoo had plenty of benches for those who needed to rest. The walk ways were clean as were the bathrooms.

1  Thank KarenLynnRS
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My new favourite zoo! Everything was so lovely. There were loads of exhibits with amazing creatures. Plus there’s conservation efforts in place which is very important in my eyes. All the staff were very friendly and professional. I honestly can’t wait to go again!

1  Thank Kiera B
Reviewed 9 December 2017

I had the best time with my family and friends. So many beautiful and cute animals there! Loved seeing the kangaroos and the goats!!!

1  Thank Anna B
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Traveled to the Zoo with my toddler and infant to find the park empty, blame it on the rain I guess. For what we saw, that was open the zoo was very impressive, animals looked like they were treated well, nothing looked raggedy or run...More

1  Thank Paul G
Reviewed 6 December 2017

I went to the Nashville Zoo with my granddaughters. It was really nice. I loved the layout. It was very easy to navigate. In addition to the animals, there is a farm and 'The House'. The house is actually the home of the original owners....More

1  Thank aapsp
Reviewed 3 December 2017

This is straight up the most happy zoo I have ever been to. The exhibits are great, and ALL animals seem to be healthy and well taken care of (I've been to a lot of zoos where this is not true). The entire zoo has...More

2  Thank Casandra M
NashvilleZoo, Public Relations Manager at Nashville Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2017

Hi Casandra, Thank you so much for your kind words about Nashville Zoo! We greatly appreciate you taking the time to give us feedback. Hope to see you again!

Reviewed 29 November 2017

Good zoo with natural animal habitats. Great new monkey area. Beautiful flamingos and nice kangaroo exhibit. Need to bring back the elephants.

2  Thank elliesmamaw
Reviewed 13 November 2017

The day we visited the weather dropped in the 50s so a lot of the animals weren't out Also a cooling issue in the reptile house kept us from seeing everything. We made the best of it but the trip was a little lackluster. But...More

2  Thank Dustin A
Reviewed 13 November 2017

Walking through the zoo is very nice. It's not a real large zoo, but what they have is presented very nice. Very clean, nice them music playing throughout. Walking through the kangaroo area and getting to pet the kangaroos was nice also. Children really enjoy...More

1  Thank Dave T
Reviewed 9 November 2017

While the Nashville Zoo may not have the most extensive collection of animals, the ones they do have live in lovely environments, full of appropriate trees, rocks, plains, and water features. This in itself would make the zoo worth visiting, but on our visit in...More

1  Thank Vicki_in_Virginia
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Haley R
13 September 2017|
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Response from Jeannie S | Reviewed this property |
you can feed tortoises at the shell station and lorikeets at lorikeet landing. The food is 2 tokens per serving, each token is $1.
23 August 2017|
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Response from Rodney T | Reviewed this property |
It is open year round and only closes for Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Have fun and enjoy
Luise B
24 June 2017|
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Response from NashvilleZoo | Property representative |
Hello Luise, Thanks for reaching out! Nashville Zoo doesn't currently have lions, but we hope to add them to the collection in the future once some more expanding is complete. Also, we are currently working on new exhibits... More