Nashville Zoo, Nashville

3.7
#4 of 17 in Outdoors in Nashville
Interact with animals and visit a historical estate at Nashville Zoo. In 1996, the zoo merged with the adjacent Grassmere Wildlife Park and now covers 81 ha (200 acres) and holds more than 6,000 animals, from colorful birds and fish to large predators. Take a behind-the-scenes tour to learn how the animals are taken care of and to get an opportunity to pet and feed the some of the zoo's residents. A guided tour of the Grassmere mansion is a window into the Tennessee's past. Be prepared for a lot of walking, because the zoo does its best to give the animals a lot of space. Add Nashville Zoo and other attractions to your Nashville trip itinerary using our Nashville visit planning app .
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  • The kangaroos were awesome! We could not believe you are in an open area with them! So amazing! The staff was extremely friendly. Definitely a must see in Nashville! P.S. there’s a Groupon available r...  more »
  • It’s not the best zoo I’ve been too but for the location it’s a great spot to visit. I’ve been multiple times with my family and will return. Just make sure to plan your day around the weather...lots ...  more »
  • we had some time to burn before heading back to Broadway street and thought this would be a break from the mainstream, well it was a real nice Zoo with a lot to offer, they need more advertising to pr...  more »
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  • What a fabulous location to spend a day! A well groomed park, with easy walking paths and convenient benches and shade. The exhibits are well maintained, the animals gorgeous, and the information interesting to children and adults alike. There is refreshments and restrooms conveniently scattered throughout. The children's playground is world class. A must experience for locals and visitors alike.
  • Great zoo. It has a flow to it. You can walk the entire zoo in less than 3 hours. They have great exhibits especially the kangaroos. You can pet them if the come up to you. I also enjoyed the fact they had a great deal if shade. It was in October and they let the kids come in with their customers. I really thought that was cool. I will definitely participate in that this year.
  • I’m originally from Nashville, Tn, and it has been years since I’ve been to the Zoo. Nashville Zoo has grown so much, and it was great to see it looking amazing and I love how much they’ve added to it. Thank you Nashville Zoo for making it feel like home when I was there with family. Love, Love, Nashville Zoo, I highly recommend going. You won’t be disappointed. Also the animals are amazing and you can definitely tell how great they are being taken care off. 😊💙
  • Great little zoo. My family and I visited on a cool September day and enjoyed all the attractions. Parking is a little like the wild west, people just parked on the grass in places, who knows if they had permission. Admission is not too bad, it cost me around $60 for my four person family plus parking.This zoo is not stuffed with animals, but the enclosures they do have seem to be focused on quality over quantity. The only part I did not like was the Unseen New World, was so hot in there with all the people. Ended up being cooler outside in the sun in September. My family and I will be back.
  • This is a fantastic zoo to visit! I've been coming since I was 8, and I'm 21 now! Great place for families, friends, and couples! The zoo has been renovating the past couple months, and the exhibits are absolutely stunning and amazing. Lots of fun, interactive places and activites for everyone to enjoy. The park is very clean and well-taken care of, and the animals look very happy (the most important part). Admission is very reasonable (about 16 dollars for an adult, five dollars for parking), and well worth it! There are lots of exhibits to see, and it takes about 2 hours to get through everything (that's for two adults, I'm sure families could spend a lot longer!!). Also enjoyed their new restaurant--a bit pricey, but fast, fresh, and hot! Love this zoo, definitely worth the visit!

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