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Louisville Zoo, Louisville

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In 54 hectares (134 acres) of natural setting, Louisville Zoo houses 1,700 different mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds, fish, and invertebrates. This zoo was one of the first ones in the world to introduce rotating exhibits--where animals are moved throughout different habitats in order to have a better quality of life. Stroll through themed exhibits, such as a gorilla forest and a glacier town. See rare animals, such as an albino alligator. Take a train ride, or climb and balance on ropes above the zoo at an attraction for children and families. You can also interact with the zookeepers and learn about the animals. To visit Louisville Zoo and get the most from your holiday in Louisville, create itinerary details personal to you using our Louisville trip itinerary maker app .
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  • The Louisville zoo is okay. I feel like half the time the animals are gone from the exhibit from the few times I been ! It's somewhat clean and it's very hilly.  more »
  • First off there is two times a year that our best to come here. The first begin sometime in the summer before or after the heat really starts getting up there and then Halloween. There is so much to d...  more »
  • It breaks my heart to see animals pacing back and forth in a much too small caged in area or to be the only animal in the enclosure (all animals should have a mate or companion animal). It's also very...  more »
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  • We love this zoo! I've been going since I was little and they have really upgraded the whole place. It's very clean, beautiful atmosphere. Beautiful animals. Lots of things for kids to do. The splash ground is amazing my kids love going there to cool down after walking. The parks around the zoos have lots of fun things the kids can play on for all ages. The food and drinks are reasonably priced. I enjoy taking the kids to get some exercise. We also loved when the Lego animals were set up around the zoo with fun facts.
  • Good fun for the family. An easy way to kill an hour or more with small children. The layout is simple, a big loop you walk at your own leisure. Animals are pretty standard as far as Zoos go: Gorillas, Seals, Elephants, Giraffes, Lions and Tigers and Bears(Oh my), plus many more. The Halloween party is great, I would recommend going on a Thursday night after you get off work, the weekends can be very crowded.
  • Great place! My kids love going to the Zoo. Also is great exercise. Watch out for the Geese they roam free and sometimes can get a little too friendly. Especially if you're having a picnic. Staff is very friendly and welcoming. And the animals are always fun to see.
  • Our year membership just expired a couple days ago. We love the zoo. The food at the restaurants is a little pricey. There is a splash pad that is really neat. There are tables to sit at and bathrooms right at the splash pad. Sometimes you wonder upon an empty exhibit, but if you wait a little while the animals will appear. This zoo moves the animals around to different exhibits so they have a change of environment. You can feed the giraffes and there is also camel rides. The "walking path" is about 1 mile long.
  • The Louisville Zoo is a great place to visit while being in Louisville and as a resident here I like to go two or three times a year to help support the Louisville Zoo and to meet family and friends for a good time. Whether you're at the monkey exhibit or the polar bears or in between there's always something interesting to look at and learn about. They have recently expanded and added more room too existing animal exhibits to more readily showcase their living environment in the wild no matter what you're looking for a good time I work out by walking around or relaxing the Louisville Zoo is a great place to go
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