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Louisville Zoo, Louisville

4.1
#1 of 95 in Outdoors in Kentucky
In 54 hectares (134 acres) of natural setting, Louisville Zoo houses 1,700 different mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds, fish, and invertebrates. This zoo was one of the first ones in the world to introduce rotating exhibits--where animals are moved throughout different habitats in order to have a better quality of life. Stroll through themed exhibits, such as a gorilla forest and a glacier town. See rare animals, such as an albino alligator. Take a train ride, or climb and balance on ropes above the zoo at an attraction for children and families. You can also interact with the zookeepers and learn about the animals. To visit Louisville Zoo and get the most from your holiday in Louisville, create itinerary details personal to you using our Louisville trip itinerary maker app .
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  • I would rate the Louisville Zoo as one of the top I have ever visited. It’s not the biggest zoo with the most animals. However, the exhibits / habitats are really good. For example, my son and wife bo...  more »
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  • Had a great time with my family. The gorilla was too cool and super smart. Kind of a show off but the crowd including me loved it. Rare albino alligator was a sight to see and the new snow leopard exhibit was neat. Petting zoo was friendly and it was a great experience for the whole family. Anyone that's in Louisville should make it an event.
  • Such a nice zoo. The zoo is well spread out among one exhibit to another which is great! The walking path, whether you choose left or right from the entrance, takes you easily through the whole park without ever needing to look at a map. The animals seem quite happy and lively which tells a lot about the zoo. Our favorite part had to be the gorilla forest which was a nice, twisting path through tall, living bamboo plants. The wind sounds really cool when it blows through the bamboo. The card readers were down on the vending machines while we were there, but the bottles of water are $3.49 no matter if you buy from a machine or person. If you don't want to pay that much or drink out of plastic because, well, it's toxic by nature, there are water fountains spread throughout the zoo which also include the bottle fillers. So, definitely bring your bottles. You can buy zoo tickets from the downtown visitor's center at a discounted rate if you want. Overall, very nice zoo and a great day!

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