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Memphis Zoo, Memphis
(4.6/5 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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  • Well laid out zoo which holds all the key animals you would associate with major zoos with the benefit of pandas (for now as they are due to leave). Very enjoyable experience for all. Ample free parki...  more »
  • Loved the zoo. Kids loved watching the Animals. Especially when the polar bear copied its actions. Great for afternoon and little walk. 
  • This is not the zoo I went to as a child. The animals are not kept in cages. Now the animals have space to be out in more natural surroundings. The new exhibits have improved the animals lives and mad...  more »
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  • I personally love this zoo. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. Usually enough parking. Membership comes with great perks. Plenty of restrooms. Some great exhibits.
  • I've been going to this zoo several times each year for the past few years. During the spring/summer the exhibits are great. Plenty of animals to see and a wide variety of wildlife. Be sure to check what times they hold trainer chat and other events throughout the day. Zoo Boo is also a fun family friendly time. There are candy stations to fill up your sack and Halloween themed festivities to explore.
  • The zoo feels like it's own small city. Plenty of areas to explore and animals to see. I could spend an entire day here and would come back for more. Highly recommend the Memphis Zoo!!
  • 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.
  • What an amazing zoo! So well kept with great conservation. I personally enjoyed the lions, cheetahs, meerkats, monkeys, penguins, and pelicans. Very knowledgeable employees, very walkable place, very nice environments, and well maintained exhibits. I don't just recommend this place, I highly recommend it. 5 stars!