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Audubon Zoo, New Orleans

4.3
#1 of 13 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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  • One of the reviews we happened to read of the Audubon Zoo said it was the "best zoo in the south". After spending about 3 hours there, we have to agree even though our experience in visiting southern ...  more »
  • Small groups of animals seem to be the norm here, so plenty of space for them. Nicely laid out zoo, not too much walking to do to see it all and there's also a tram which usually costs extra, but is c...  more »
  • It was raining so hard right as soon as we bought our tickets. We went to the gift shop to hang around for about an hour to see if it would let up with no luck and they would not do a refund due to th...  more »
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  • It is an excellent place to walk around with family, the accessible prices: Zoo Tickets $ 22.95 (plus sales tax): Adult $ 17.95 (plus sales tax): Child (2-12) $ 19.95 (plus sales tax): Senior (65+) Tickets are valid for a year from the date Parking is free, has a cafeteria, a store, ice cream shop and you can take a souvenir photo. A very large space for animals. They recreated their habitat very well. The albino lizard is a very beautiful attraction. There is a park for children, a train, a theater where the sea lions show and soon the lions will be there. I loved the Audobon Zoo.
  • This zoo was pretty good, though we went on a 38C day. Most of the animals were pretty sleepy and trying to stay cool. There are a number of buildings you can duck into to cool off. The aviary was neat, as you're walking into the bird cage and they're all living together in there. It was like I Spy. The ancient oak park with its historical fountain was breathtaking. Makes the Edmonton Zoo look like a 1 star, but the Berlin Zoo is still the best in my mind.
  • This is one of the best zoos in the country that I have seen. They have a great variety and many different sections of animals. We went there in the winter time and most of the exhibits were still open. We saw some animals there that we have not seen it any other zoos. Great place to go
  • This zoo is so much fun to visit! I've been dozens of times and it never gets old, great exhibits and it's not overwhelmingly huge so you can actually see everything in a reasonable amount of time. I love when they have the animals out and you can pet them! Especially the elephant!
  • Bigger than you think from the outside, more intricate than you imagine on the inside... and filled with well-kept animals that inspire curiosity in little and big viewers. We have a membership and frequent this park all the time. Busiest days are Saturday and Sunday, and if you don't like crowds, meaning, if you REALLY don't like crowds, come here on an afternoon when the Saints are playing. It's virtually empty!
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