Just minutes from downtown Atlanta in historic Grant Park, this exciting zoo features the Southeast's most impressive ... More
Just minutes from downtown Atlanta in historic Grant Park, this exciting zoo features the Southeast's most impressive collection of wildlife from around the globe. Legend says that the zoo got its start when the owners of a traveling animal show went bankrupt and suddenly fled town. Today, popular exhibits include daily elephant demonstrations, orangutan feedings, and the recently-acquired Chinese pandas.
was not impressed with the zoo. Don't get me wrong, it's a beautiful zoo. Lots of trees and bushes for those hot summer days. But that's part of the problem. A lot of the time, the animals were hidden by the trees and bushes and you had to maneuver around the trees and bushes to see them, a lot we did not see at all. Drove from SC for 2 1/2 hours to get to the zoo, and saw it all ( what we could see) in about 2 hours. I am glad we went but would not go again. Loved the pandas though....first time I ever saw panda bears.
The exhibits and animals were fantastic. We went on a Monday so there was no wait and no lines whatsoever. The bird exhibit was great with the food sticks which allowed the birds to fly to your hand(s). All of the people were friendly and eager to answer any questions.
The only problem was with the food. My family went to the Nathan's (one of my favorite places!) and were met with extremely rude and apathetic employees. First, there were four windows and one couldn't see where to order. There were no buns for the hot dogs, the frier wasn't ready yet (at 11:45), there were no lids or straws for the drinks. The employees didn't apologize, didn't offer to help, and were actually telling people to go elsewhere. Geez.
The people selling tickets also didn't seem very eager to have "customers". One window was open all though there were people in another line - the woman working the line was on her cell phone and rude.
The zoo was great - some of the workers - not so much.
The Zoo was nice but, confusing alot of construction. The price was a little high for what we saw. I'm glad I purchased the city pass that's the only reason I went. But other family members were disappointed because they paid at the gate and didnt get their money worth.
Visited this zoo in 2008. Not many animals. For what one gets, admission was overpriced. Tried to see some animals and could not find many--even though the sign(s) said they were there. Have visited the St. Louis Zoo, Seattle Zoo, Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago. All of them have this zoo beat by a million. Disappointing.
We had a great time at the Zoo. Even though it was a rainy day a lot of people still showed up. They had lots of great animals to view and its the first time that when I visited A Zoo I got to see both the Lions and the Tigers out on the same day (Ex. Washington D.C Zoo and The Bronx Zoo). This Zoo is great for the family and I would definitely recommend visiting the Pandas our daughter LOVED them!
We like basically everything about the park. It was well-laid out, everything reasonably close-by so you could see pretty much everything. The panda exhibit was one of the best we've seen in North America (we've seen the pandas in Los Angeles, San Diego Zoo, SF Zoo, Washington, DC zoo, as well as Mexico City, Beijing, Nanking). The pandas were active and put on quite a nice "show". Staff was very nice and helpful (elephant keeper posed with us and waited until I was ready with camera to feed the elephant), panda watchers were very nice, as all the other people working there.
Very enjoyable experience. I can't think of anything negative to say about the zoo or people working there.
it was very well enjoyable my 7month old son jermane jr. loved every minute of it..its a great place to visit if your on vacation and you have kids.and esspecially if your traveling with others. My son and my 2 year old niece Aunesty were very pleased with the animals...my sister is 17 and im 16 and traveling alone on a plane we thought we were going to have a very hard time but once we got to the zoo everything worked out really well.
I really enjoyed the zoo. There were lots of animals but we went on Sunday afternoon and alot of the animals were asleep. The primates were by far the best animals we saw that day!
The setup of the zoo gives you a good look at all of the animals but enough space for comfort. The pathways are very easy to follow but eat before you come or sneak some food in. You'll get very hungry and thirsty and a bottle of water is like $2.50. It took us about 3 hours to go through the whole zoo and it was worth every second!
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