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Memphis Zoo, Memphis

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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 gone to this zoo since I was a child. It has only improved over the years. It is always clean and well kept. I feel that the animals have adequate room to live in comparison to other zoos I have ...  more »
  • Large variety of animals and the grounds were kept clean. Nice, relaxing time looking at the animals and walking around the zoo.  more »
  • Lots of shade and very clean. We've been there twice and had a great time both times. It's a little pricey. One adult hot dog and one kid's meal hot dog was $20. Beautiful animals and a well-maintaine...  more »
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  • This is the first zoo that I have ever seen that had a wading pool/stream for kids. As we entered the we saw kids having so much fun in the water, and they have a lifeguard, though it's not too deep, I love that safety factor. The attention to detail, they made a point in the layout, to have several advantage points to see the animals. This was great thinking, on almost all the exhibits we were able to see the animals wherever they were from the different viewpoints around their enclosures. Loved it!
  • As an avid zoo-goer, I don't see how this zoo is ranked among the top zoos in the USA. Overall, I think the cost matches the benefit - admission was reasonable and they haven't jacked up the prices on everything to increase their revenue stream. They are trying to do updates, and the places that have been updated recently are nice, but this is a large, old zoo and it will take some time to complete. It will be nice when they are done. Parking is easy and the staff is friendly. This is a good family-friendly spot for locals, but as a zoo-going traveler I don't think I'll be back for a few years.
  • It's so refreshing to walk around and learn about the wildlife from around the world. And, what better place to go than the Memphis Zoo. Of course, almost any local zoo would have its own theme, and special animals from other countries. But, Memphis is unique because of its own rich history. The staff is helpful, and knowledgeable of the species. As busy of a day it can be, they still have a smile on their face. Unless one misses a specific event, or animal before they leave, hardly anyone leaves unhappy.
  • Love the fact that it is interesting everywhere you look. Nice size park. Could cover it in one trip but could see more if you made a repeated trip. Has a wade pool for kids or hot feet and a spray water park. The animals seem happy and well tended to. I enjoyed the bird show a lot.
  • One of the United States Premier zoo's, Well it's true some of the exhibits are getting old (The aquarium). They are constantly upgrading their exhibits and the animals are absolute fantastic and very well-cared-for. The new hippo and crocodile exhibit With their Brand-new baby hippo is definitely a must see. They also had several other animals born this past year including a giraffe and a 2 toed sloth. The zoo is a must see for any family.