Just minutes from downtown Atlanta in historic Grant Park , the exciting Zoo Atlanta features the Southeast's most ... More
Just minutes from downtown Atlanta in historic Grant Park , the exciting Zoo Atlanta 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, giraffe feedings, and the acquired Chinese pandas. Various spots within the zoo make for wonderful locations to host private celebrations.
A very nice smaller zoo. Being there in the winter is not the time to see any zoo at it's best. Some animals were off exhibit because of the cold. Many areas were under reconstruction.
The reptile house is fabulous!! The best part of this zoo and they have a wonderful Komodo dragon named Slasher. Go see him if you can and tell him hello for me.
The admission was way too expensive. It was almost 70dollars just for two adults and two kids. I have been to other big zoos, and this on is charging premium price for a much smaller than average zoo. spend your money on something more fun.
I loved the zoo there. There were so many different animals and the climates that were given to the animals were great. They were made to make the animals feel at home and be comfortable. I've been to other zoos to where the animals were just thrown in stalls and expected to be comfortable, this wasn't the case. You can tell that the people there really care for their animals. A+
On August 19th,2006, my husband, my son (age 4) and I went to the Atlanta zoo. We were truly shocked about the price of the tickets (luckily we got a discount for having membership from our Jacksonville zoo)! The first thing we decided to do was take the train so we could decide where we wanted to go first. The train ride only lasted four minutes! The zoo is very small for such a big city! We toured the whole zoo in two and half hours! My son was quite disappointed. Save your money and take your family to the Georgia Aquarium, that place is worth every penny!
I have to to many Zoos in my life and continue to love this Zoo the most. I went several years ago when we lived in ATL and loved it. We just went this past weekend and it was better then ever. I have never been to a zoo that was so well maintained. It is very shaded and clean. they have hand washing station all over the park and a petting zoo you can actualyl walk into. There are pleny of consessions and restrooms. The price is very well worth it. If you go at the right times they have shows and info things that are free. THey have cheap rides for kids and a train for everyone. It is the place to go! Oh and parking is FREE!
I had read other reviews and wasn't sure what to expect about the zoo. I was pleasantly surprised. First, there is plenty of parking and it's free at that. The neighborhood it's located in is nice. I've been to other zoos (Cincinnati, New Orleans) and only New Orleans was better to me, but not much.
There seemed to be a good amount and variety of animals. Most of them were out and easy to see. One of the best was the gorilla habitat. It is large and well-kept. The pandas were also a great exhibit. They were sitting within a few feet of us behind glass and we could see them close-up. The only negative part of that exhibit was the lady working it sounded like she'd rather be anywhere but there.
There are numerous hand-washing stations throughout which is something I hadn't seen at other zoos. The petting zoo only had three sheep and quite a few goats but it was very clean and well-kept.
The reptile house was obviously old and in serious need of updating, but there was still a good variety of animals that seemed well cared for.
One thing I agree with from other reviews is the smell. A lot of exhibits smelled strongly.
I would recommend this zoo, but I would go when they first open if you are going to go in the summer. It was very hot which makes one want to get it over with quickly. There is however, a lot of shade.