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Chattanooga Zoo, Chattanooga
(3.7/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web)
Chattanooga Zoo is a small but well-populated zoo with a mixture of exotic and local animals that are divided into six areas. Enter Gombe Forest to see chimpanzees and the African crowned crane. Move through to the Corcovado Jungle for a look at capybaras, jaguars, and the colorful macaws. In the Himalayan Passage, try to find the shy red panda, with its distinctive dark eyes and banded tail. In Walkin' the Tracks, you'll encounter North American animals, while Warner Park Ranch is a haven for domesticated animals. In the Deserts and Forests of the World, you can view meerkats and sloths. Make Chattanooga Zoo a part of your Chattanooga vacation plans using our Chattanooga vacation builder.
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TripAdvisor
  • This zoo is priced very reasonably and provides a nice place to spend time with friends and family! They have a decent variety of animals and the exhibits are kept well! You can ride camels for $5, al...  more »
  • Very nice small zoo. The enclosures are well built and have ample space for the attractions. A good variety of animals for the size of the zoo. 
  • Although it's small, the Chattanooga Zoo has some really great animals - snow leopards, chimps, meerkats, cougars, kapybaras - and a little petting zoo. We went on a Saturday morning and it wasn't cro...  more »
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  • Great, quaint little zoo! This zoo is clean, well organized and family friendly. There are lovely maintained attractions and the animals seem well cared for. We love the fennec fox and the red panda, bring sure to stick around when they bring out her cubs. Adorable! Be sure to stop by the gift shop, there is a great selection at every price point. The zoo cafĂ© is also surprisingly tasty! The carousel is fun with a zoo theme. You can also ride camels at an additional cost.
  • Great zoo with enjoyable exhibits. Clean and not very crowded when we visited. Probably not the biggest zoo I have ever been to but certainly a great way to spend a half day or more. We have been more than I nce. On this most recent occasion we opted for the combo pass which provided some savings on our kids doing the camel, train, and carousel rides.
  • This zoo is amazing. The zookeepers love the animals and educating guests. You can tell the animals are loved. Big cats galore. And many other animals to see. Exhibits are well thought out so you can get a good view of all the species.
  • Chattanooga Zoo rocks. The zookeepers really care about the animals and it shows. It should be noted that they do have a breeding program going and occasionally you may walk up on some turtles mid-coitus. Should be some baby turtles any day now the way they go at it.
  • There is a fine selection of animals, and it would deserve a higher rating but their indoor exhibits smell soooo bad! The only one that doesn't smell disgusting is the exhibit with the fennec foxes. Otherwise plan to rush through on one breath with your nose pinched. It's awful.