The 2,800 animals of over 400 species here are cared for in environments as close to their native habitats as possible. From ... More
Memphis Zoo and Aquarium
The 2,800 animals of over 400 species here are cared for in environments as close to their native habitats as possible. From African veldt to Asian temple ruins, Peruvian rain forests or Jamaican caverns, the animals roam free. Young children will enjoy the "Once Upon a Farm" exhibit and the amusement rides. The apes and monkeys in Primate Canyon will amuse the whole family. Do not miss the lions and tigers in Cat Country. Trams make getting around the park easy; wheelchairs and strollers can be rented.
I love the Memphis Zoo for one reason: the giant pandas. All of their exhibits are very nice and the animals seem to be quite active. I found the admission price, along with the conservation fee for the panda timed ticket to be very reasonable (comparing it to the Brookfield Zoo near Chicago).
I believe that Memphis has one of the best zoos in this area of the country. With the addition of the pandas a couple of years ago, and all the renovations that have taken place there are not many kids and adults that would not love a trip to the zoo. The only thing about the zoo is you had better be ready to drop over $40 for a family of 4 just to get in the door. And no that doesnt include parking which will cost you another $3. I love the zoo, but at $45 per visit for my family, lets just say that I dont go that often. Sad.
The Memphis Zoo is one of the best around. As a result of a major remodeling a few years back which added viewing windows, a person can now stand within inches of big cats and other exotic animals and watch them in an area more closely resembling their natural habitats. Also, the dolphin show is always lots of fun!
I like all of the zoo. The new lion country and monkey enclosures are fantastic. Also, the Prairie Dogs are just so cute. You could stand and watch them for hours. The only thing I don't like is where the hippos are they really need to update that exhibit. But overall I would go back and have several times.
A great place to take kids or a date who loves animals. This zoo rivals the ones you will find in larger cities like New York or Los Angeles. A great assortment of animal exhibits. All for a very good price. A great way to spend an afternoon.
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This museum is housed in the Georgian marble home built in the 1920s by Clarence Sanders, founder of the Piggly
Wiggly grocery store chain. Sanders never got to live here, and the city transformed the site into a complex ...
Overton Park is the home of the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, the Memphis College of Art, and the Overton
Park Municipal Golf Course. The park by itself is a lovely place to visit. There are trails for hiking ...
Memphis' main museum is housed in a marble building completed in 1916. The architecturally beautiful rooms house an outstanding collection
of medieval art and a small but worthwhile collection of Impressionist works. One room is dedicated to a "touch" ...