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Audubon Zoo, New Orleans

4.3
#1 of 10 in Zoos & Aquariums in Louisiana
Home to more than 2,000 animals, Audubon Zoo is named after famed artist and naturalist John James Audubon. The zoo created a name for itself by providing a home for a white tiger and two blue-eyed alligators. During Hurricane Katrina, zoo staff took refuge in the reptile house, which is designed to withstand storms. Despite financial setbacks after the storm, the zoo reopened and added a swamp exhibit with a themed Hurricane Katrina house and a collection of local species. Plan to visit Audubon Zoo during your New Orleans vacation using our convenient New Orleans trip itinerary maker app .
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  • This is top 3 Zoo anywhere in USA coast to coast. San Diego Zoo and Balboa come to mind but this Zoo is rich with care for the animals and lots of walking room. Whether you are young, old, alone, or w...  more »
  • Although it was busy it was spread out enough to not feel crowded. There were lots of opportunities for the kiddos to play and the food was delicious!  more »
  • Recently had my son's fifth birthday party using the Jungle Hut. It was fantastic. We were running late as usual and the two party hosts helped set up and make everything perfect! They showed up at th...  more »
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  • Drove from Panama City to visit family in New Orleans. Stopped by the zoo and we loved it, the exhibits were kind of small for the animals but they always had proper food and water so it wasn't that bad. It was was 23 per person but I think it was worth it, roman candy was available and all of the sections were good, the animals were great and the whole place was clean and well kept, would definitely recommend coming here if you're in the area or just looking for something to do.
  • Great zoo! I was surprised to have spent almost the entire day there, though reviews said the average time spent was about 2 hours. They have a great variety of amphibians(frogs mainly) and reptiles! There was also a two-headed snake among the reptiles in display. The animals were sorted both geographically and categorically. Great place to take the kids.
  • I've been to many zoo's and enjoyed this one the most ! What a pleasant surprise as I didn't really know what to expect. Definitely put this on your list while visiting New Orleans. We bought the tickets for all 3 including the aquarium, insectarium, and giant screen movie. All of it was great !
  • Wow! Beautiful, wiled, so much to learn and see. Great, well maintained zoo. I spent whole day wondering around, taking pictures. I got to talk to very nice people who take care of animals. Amazing place to visit w with kids
  • Kid-friendly. You can rent a child stroller. Lots of monkeys compare to other animals. Clean air (not smelly). Peaceful place. Carousel and train available but not included in the ticket. Indoor reptiles and butterfly show room. A good restaurant and cafe. The ticket is quite expensive.

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