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Memphis Zoo, Memphis

Categories: Zoos & Aquariums, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Inspirock Rating:
4.5/5 based on 2,400+ reviews on the web
Home to over 3,500 animals, Memphis Zoo features more than 500 species spread out through more than 31 hectares (76 acres). Bring good walking shoes, because a full loop of the park's exhibits is a 3.2 km (2 mi) walk. You can visit different habitats and regions of the world and their native animals, like the African Veldt, the Crocodile Cove, the Northwest Passage, and China. Don't miss the Dragon's Lair, an area dedicated entirely to the Komodo Dragon, the world's largest lizard. Before you go, check the zoo's online schedule for information on zookeeper talks, animal encounters, and feeding sessions. To visit Memphis Zoo and get the most from your holiday in Memphis, create itinerary details personal to you using our Memphis trip itinerary builder.
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  • I've been to the National Zoo in DC many times, as well as zoos in other countries. The Memphis Zoo rivals any of them for fun and tops most of them for the thoughtful layout of the zoo, presentation ...  read more »
  • We spent the day at the Memphis Zoo. The staff was fantastic and friendly. My reptile loving son enjoyed every minute of it. He is already asking when we can go back. 
  • The Memphis Zoo is one of the best small zoos in America! The icing on the proverbial cake is being one of only four zoos in the United States that Giant Pandas call home. Other highlights are the Big...  read more »
  • This place is so cool!! Our kids got to ride camels, feed the giraffes, feed birds and pet sting rays. We rode a train through the farm animals. My son's, age 9, favorite thing was being able to talk one on one with one of the zoo keepers about the lion at the "cat chat". I loved that they had multiple view points for the animals so if one was "hiding" we could walk to a different side and see the animal. I would recommend it to everyone
  • Nice size, exhibits are updated for large animals to be in more natural settings with greater comfort for the animals. Misting fans throughout the Zoo for guests. Some air conditioned viewing locations. A few hidden feed such as, farm train ride, tram ride, feeding Manta Rays, feeding Giraffe or Camel ride. Best value is to buy a membership if you plan to more than once a year. $5.00 parking, free for members. Food prices high, cheese burger at Ray's is $8.99 with onion, pickle, lettuce costing extra. Bring snacks, lunch and water. Lots of Pokestops and there is an app for Zoo guide.
  • Wonderful zoo. Lots of different animals grouped by themes. One of the few zoos that hosts Chinese pandas. Their latest addition for 2016 is the Zambese Hippo exhibit with a great above/below viewing area. Great place for a family to spend an entire day. You can eat lunch in cafe while watching the monkeys play right outside the windows.
  • My 3 year old daughter was very happy and very excited she saw so many different animals she just couldn't believe it she loved for me to read the informational bored about each animal to her she had a great time
  • This is one of the best Zoos I have been to in the US, and I have been to a lot. We were even there in Nov., when a lot of the stuff to do was closed, yet we still had a great time. The pandas are awesome! Thank you for an amazing Zoo!
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