Greenville Zoo, Greenville

3.8
#4 of 7 in Zoos & Aquariums in South Carolina
A small city zoo, Greenville Zoo is a cozy home for hundreds of animals. Primates and mammals, including red pandas, enchant visitors with their play. The plumed birds of the aviary, such as toucans, hornbills, and the Palawan peacock, are a magnificent highlight. More than 25 exhibits are spread throughout the landscaped grounds and habitats. The attraction doesn't take long to walk through. Plan to visit Greenville Zoo during your Greenville vacation using our convenient Greenville tour itinerary planning website .
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  • My family enjoyed a wonderful day at this zoo.The animals were nicely kept and the grounds were well cared for.The whole experience was peaceful and interesting.This zoo is perfect for younger childre...  more »
  • I have lived in Greenville for multiple years on and off. I have been able to explore and experience zoos across the country and to a to a certain extent Europe. I have gone as a family and as a membe...  more »
  • Fun place to go and see new animals very great place to be definitely for kids would recommend wearing something comfortable and comfortable shoes prices are all right a little high but I guess that i...  more »
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  • Guys, while this is a small zoo, it is a good zoo. The staff are fun and friendly, it's clean and easy to navigate, nice and closed off so the kids can just run ahead. They have a couple play grounds inside, so you can stop for snacks and let the kids goof around a bit. We buy season passes every year and that is the only way to go. The elephants died a couple years ago :(, but they replaced the exhibit with some south American ant eaters and ostrich looking flightless birds, cool stuff. Love the leopards. leopards 4ever.
  • I enjoy coming to this zoo with my family. It is quite small, though, and only takes around an hour and a half to see everything the zoo has to offer. I really love going to the BOO in the Zoo every October with my family. My favorite part about this zoo is that there are also little playgrounds and children's areas throughout the whole zoo and it gives your little ones a place to play while you take a break and sit. The gift shop has lots of cute things too!
  • I'm just not a fan of this zoo. It seems like every time I have ever been here, you can't see half of the animals. Or they are asleep somewhere where they can't hardly be seen. They only true active animals here are the Giraffes and Anteaters. At least it doesn't cost much to visit. It does make a great educational experience for kids to learn about all types of animals. I just wish they were more visual when we come, or active to say the least.
  • Boo in the Zoo is a wonderful event. It is always a week or two before Halloween and it gives everyone a chance to show off their costumes. Many local companies set up booths to give treats to the kids. You do have to buy a ticket but it is well worth it! The money helps fund the Zoo and it is a safe place to trick or treat.
  • Great little place. You can walk through in 30 minutes so it's a fun morning activity. All of the animals seem happy. Small but really nice.

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Greenville's main street is home to a few historical hotels with elegant lobbies and rooms that recall the opulence of the early 20th century. Chain hotels with both standard rooms and suites are scattered throughout the city and near the airport. To be close to nature without sacrificing the city, consider a lodge or cabin in one of the nearby national parks.
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