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Zoo Atlanta, Atlanta

(4.1/5 based on 2,400+ reviews on the web)
Initially a shelter for animals of a bankrupt travelling circus, Zoo Atlanta has grown into a 16 hectare (40 acre) settlement of over 1,500 individuals of mammals, reptiles, birds and amphibians. Here you can see the rare giant pandas, as well as the largest zoological collection of gorillas and orangutans in the United States. If you are not of a particularly sensitive nature, don't miss the carnivorous plants, particularly the Venus flytrap which feeds itself by preying on insects and arachnids. This venue is AZA (Association of Zoos and Aquariums) accredited, pointing to excellent animal care, quality staffing and extensive involvement in global conservation efforts. You can expect to walk quite a lot here, so wear comfortable shoes. By using our Atlanta itinerary builder, you can arrange your visit to Zoo Atlanta and other attractions in Atlanta.
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  • Got there on a cool, but sunny day in early March. Animals were outside and active. Just the right size zoo to see most of it before we "ran out of gas." Easy parking, pleasant employees. Buy tickets ...  more »
  • Amazing opportunity to see not just on or two, but four panda bears! The 5 month old twins were definitely the star attraction, and there was no waiting or lines to get up close for a view of them!  more »
  • We had a great time with my 4 year old. We spent 3 hours there. Would probably spend another hour but playground was closed. Animals were so cute. We had a blast. Enjoyed the carousel and train ride.  more »
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  • Very fun, large zoo. A little difficult to navigate all of the exhibits, even with the map they give you. There are shows for some of the more popular animals that are pretty informative and fun to watch. We caught the orangutan show which was pretty cool. Bathrooms aren't too hard to find and plentiful. Food is about as good as tourist food gets as far as prices go.
  • This is a very nice zoo. Not so large that it requires multiple days to see it all. Animals appear healthy and well cared for. You will not find the world's largest collection here but you will see a lot. Zoologists may be left craving a bit more but kids and average zoo-goers should be fully satisfied.
  • There is an abundant of animals and quality of exhibits. It is great! The zoo itself is not the biggest but I did take all of the day to really see everything. The pandas were amazing. I enjoyed that people could bring their own food for a picnic within premises as well!
  • We really enjoyed our visit to the zoo. As all the others have mentioned parking is one of the major concern here. It has wide range of reptiles. We could see the tiger. All of us along with others tried to find him but were disappointed. The place is clean and very well maintained. Kids really enjoy it.
  • It was great! A wide variety of animals and employees who were not only willing to talk about their animals but eager to discuss personal experiences to provide an insight you could not have experienced otherwise. Alyssa was phenomenal and luckily we ran into her a couple of times throughout our experience.