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“Amazing zoo!!”
Review of Nashville Zoo

Nashville Zoo
Ranked #67 of 267 things to do in Nashville
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

This zoo is beautiful! We had an amazing time. We have been to a lot of zoo’s and this is the first time we were able to pet kangaroos. The new bear exhibit is amazing and gorgeous. Any people who had negative things to say in a review are probably just “those” people that you can never fully please. The staff were all very informed and friendly. All the paths led to something great. My girls loved the rope bridge. The bamboo forest walkways. I could go on and on. Get a map when you get there. Follow the paths and make sure you see everything. It took us about 4 to 5 hours to enjoy it fully. Thanks for a great visit. We will be back!!

1  Thank Thomas P
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Reviewed April 4, 2018

So our overall reason to visit was to see the interactive kangaroo exhibit and we were successful. As long as the kangaroos are near the path you are allowed to pet or touch them (very soft!).

There were also interactive exhibits with goats and tortoises. We were told it was too cold for the tortoises but bonus, they were out.

We had a great time here. Plenty of animal to see despite to exhibits being closed for remodeling.

Overall plan to walk, but I feel that is true of any zoo. Prices compared to the Brookfield zoo in the Chicago area seemed more reasonable. The more reasonable prices also include their food.

Tip: Try to find out what time the feed the kangaroos and they will all be by the path. I think it was between 10 and 11AM.

1  Thank bassdocktor
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Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

Easter at the Nashville Zoo, beautiful warm sunny day and Easter egg hunt was in the plans during our visit to the zoo. Our one year old grandson was excited to join the mass of little ones to pick up eggs and receive a prize. Volunteers and staff were fabulous and made everyone feel welcome and special. Walked around the complex to view animals and exhibits. Obviously a crowded day but manageable getting around. Ha dither opportunity to walk through and pet kangaroos. The new Andean Bear exhibit was beautifully featured as a habitat and viewing the animals. Our family enjoyed Nashville Zoo and will definitely plan future visits as they have a nice variety of animals

1  Thank MATerry52
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Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

Weather was great. Zoo was super clean and staff was so
Nice. First time visiting. Will definitely go back . Most of the food stations were closed guess it was out of season.

1  Thank Amy12271977
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Reviewed March 30, 2018

Overall, the zoo was a good time. It was a bit of a rainy day when we went, so the zoo was fairly empty. We got a prime parking spot, and didn't have to wait in line for tickets. I am from Chicago, and we have multiple free zoos, so paying $41 for two tickets and parking kind of stung a little bit. The interactions were the highlight of the experience. Walking around with kangaroos and goats was something exciting, and something you might not see at every zoo.

1  Thank tonymorrissey
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