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Chestatee Wildlife Preserve & Zoo, Dahlonega

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Chestatee Wildlife Preserve & Zoo is located in Dahlonega. Chestatee Wildlife Preserve & Zoo is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Dahlonega Edition.
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  • We arrived right as they opened after a very wet evening, since there were no other visits there yet we had the Zoo to ourselves. That was cool! The only charge is $10 per adult but we donated $100 si...  more »
  • There is no ticket booth - just someone waiting in a golf cart to collect your money. It is very reasonably priced with adults being $10 and Children $5. It is well worth it if you want to take time t...  more »
  • This is obviously not as big as the Atlanta zoo, however it is has great animals and plenty of viewing space. Very fair rates to get in. My favorite was the male Zebra who continually raced the Donkey...  more »
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  • May 2017 My husband and I went to Chestatee Wildlife Zoo and did the animal encounter “Breakfast with the Big Cats”. This was the best animal experience of my life. You get WAY up close and personal with many animals and get to feed several of them as well. The staff was extremely friendly and they answered all of our questions and we never felt rushed. We got up close and personal with lions, tigers, jaguars, bear cub, alligators, wolves and more. It was expensive but so worth every penny and all for a good cause as the money goes directly toward the care of the animals.
  • I visited the park on a class field trip and it was great. The animals were all active and looked well fed. My class is doing a project where we are helping the park get more visitors, but there were very few things to fix because the park was so great. I loved how the Zebras would run with each other and play. I have read a few reviews that have said that the park was trash, but it is not. This preserve is a great place for the animals to live and thrive. Also I have seen some reviews that were written even though this person hasn't even visited the park. Their animal show was fantastic and I loved Pogo the cockatoo. So please come and visit the park and don't listen to the other people because they don't know what they are talking about.
  • I honestly loved it. It was really fun there running around and looking at all the AMAZING animals. I loved getting pecked by the birds as they ate the dried corn off my hand. It was one of the best field trips I've been in. the reason why I put a 3 star is, because I tried asking a question, but the guy just ignored me, and just sent me away. It was pretty frustrating, because that question was pretty crucial to our project we were working on. Another reason why I put a 3 star is because the snakes were in such small cages, it would have been a bit better if it had a larger one.
  • We went on a field trip and had a wonderful time. The animals were well kept and had a whole lot of land to play on and graze. At the animal show the owner, which was one of the most polite people that you will ever meet, said that 90% of the animals were rescued. I read one review that said that the elephants were being abused, and there was no elephants. I think many of the reviews are getting confused with other zoos because I already have plans to go back once or twice this summer. I recommend everyone to go here if you want to have an amazing time. They have corn dispensers for twenty-five cents a spin and it gives you a big handful so you can feed the animals straight from your hand. Many of the animals will come up to the fence and let you pet them! They had Cockatoos, giant white birds, that will talk and dance for you. Overall this is an amazing place to visit and the money is used to save these animals in need!
  • I recently went to the preserve for a school field trip and it was amazing. This wildlife sanctuary has 90% rescued animals and it is a non-profit organization. Some cages may look small, but they are actually bigger than the government allows them. These animals are being kept in a nice, safe environment with plenty of food and water. Did you know if you dance in front of the parakeet it would dance along with you? There are so many wonderful things about the preserve that I learned and it was a great experience to attend. Also the baby bear was the cutest thing ever!! :)