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Zoo Atlanta

Certificate of Excellence
Neighbourhood: Grant Park
Features Animals
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Address: 800 Cherokee Ave, Atlanta, GA 30315-1470
Phone Number:
+1 404-624-5600
09:30 - 16:30
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Mon - Fri 09:30 - 16:30
Sat - Sun 09:30 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes

This extraordinary zoo, one of the oldest in the U.S., underwent a...

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.

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Great little zoo in the middle of the city

This zoo seems out of place in the middle of downtown Atlanta but it's got lots within its walls. The pandas are an obvious attraction and they had cubs not too long ago. Like the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great activity for family, school events or just leisure date! I love animals so it is wonderful! Been in Atlanta for a long time. Plus the cyclorama is very interesting!

Thank Jay M
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21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved this zoo! Loved the gorilla exhibits. Of course, i came to see the pandas but so enjoyed everything!!! Fantastic zoo!!!

Thank Kasey0211
Clarkston, Georgia
1 review
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was my first time visiting and won't be my last. It was like a journey to another world inside of the city.I should have came sooner. Better late than never.The gorilla exhibit was extraordinary. I felt like I was in a seen from King Kong or something. The Alpha Male was beating on his chest it was a rare... More 

Thank awookk
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I went on a rainy day and still got to see tons of animals! I work at a zoo so I know all of the struggles they go through and I was just amazed by their collection of animals. Reptiles and amphibians are my favorite. Wish they had more staff to talk to and interact with, but the ones I... More 

Thank Sebastian R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This zoo seems out of place in the middle of downtown Atlanta but it's got lots within its walls. The pandas are an obvious attraction and they had cubs not too long ago. Like the aquarium they have extras that you can do like mingling with the Pandas and such.

Thank gville2otown
Atlanta, Georgia
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We love the ZOO! Always different programs going on each time we visit. We bought the zoo membership, pays for itself in 2 visits. Bring a picnic lunch, plenty of tables spread throughout the zoo! Splash park is a new favorite of my little one!

Thank stang5511
Portland, Oregon
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24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Atlanta Zoo was nice, but was quite a bit smaller than what I expected. They did have a nice variety of animals it just didn't take very long to experience the entire zoo. The petting zoo had sheep, goats and one pig. The best attractions were the to be Orangutans, apes and of course the baby pandas. They do... More 

Thank Rowdytj
Shawn W, Guest Relations Manager at Zoo Atlanta, responded to this review

We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to Zoo Atlanta and that you enjoyed our primate collection and, of course, our pandas. I do hope you were able to see the entire collection as our guests typically spend 2-3 hours exploring. We do have Wild Encounters available to guests which start at $35.00. The one you mentioned is our... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Horrible experience!! This place ruined my daughter 3rd birthday celebration. They have you pre pay in advance for everything which is fine, however what they did not mention that they share parking with other festivities that can take place as well! When we arrive for my child's party there was no where to park for Any of my 21 guest.... More 

Thank Alex W
Hilo, HI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Pretty good variety of animals but maps and signage are not easy to follow. Feeding the giraffe was really fun but finding the panda exhibit was tricky.

Thank Iris_Hilo
Shawn W, Guest Relations Manager at Zoo Atlanta, responded to this review

Hello and thank you so much for your feedback. We are so pleased you enjoyed our giraffe feeding (it truly is a cool experience). Concerning navigating the Zoo: Because we are so compact with many twists and turns we encourage guests to utilize our online interactive Zoo Map which allows you to see exactly where you are in the Zoo.... More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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112 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is pretty much your average zoo, with the only difference being that they have pandas, but just being able to see them in probably worth it. Thought it was slightly confusing to get around, not sure if I would come back.

Thank CMO816
Shawn W, Guest Relations Manager at Zoo Atlanta, responded to this review

We're glad you've enjoyed our Giant Pandas. We apologize for our zoo layout being slightly confusing to you. We do offer a map and daily list of activities at our admission gates as well as have knowledgeable docents and volunteers on hand (as well as friendly staff) throughout the zoo for directions or just general info. Because we are so... More 

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