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Nashville Zoo, Nashville

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#5 of 12 in Zoos & Aquariums in Tennessee
Zoo · Hidden Gem · Zoo / Aquarium
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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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  • Great zoo! Perfect size, well priced and the enclosures were so well maintained. All of the animals looked very happy and cute gift store on the way out! 
    Great zoo! Perfect size, well priced and the enclosures were so well maintained. All of the animals looked very happy and cute gift store on the way out!  more »
  • This is probably the best zoo we have been to (and we really enjoy going to zoos). We recently moved here and we hadn’t heard great things about the Nashville zoo, whoever told us that was dead... 
    This is probably the best zoo we have been to (and we really enjoy going to zoos). We recently moved here and we hadn’t heard great things about the Nashville zoo, whoever told us that was dead...  more »
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  • We have been members for over 3 years with 2 of them purchasing the unlimited ride pass. I have always felt the zoo in general and facilities have been super clean and very family friendly. The staff in the membership office is always helpful and able to answer my questions. The playground even though closed right now was a huge enjoyment for the kids. So many different places to play. The rides and quick and easy typically with short lines. The park is easy to walk with many places to eat and rest. I would highly recommend visiting with the family.
  • Came here last summer with my boyfriend and his family. This was definitely one of the nicest zoos I've ever been to. They really do try to emulate each animal's individual habitat, which is so important and we really noticed that with each animal we saw. Seeing and getting to pet kangaroos was incredible, and it does not cost extra which is amazing. We also got to feed the little birds and it's so fun having them land all over you. Many great photo ops at this place. They also have an awesome rope bridge you can walk across. It kind of feels like you are truly in each climate, as you see each different animal. I also loved how the animals did not look like they were going stir crazy and losing their minds in tiny cages like at some zoos that I've visited. I would love to come back here.

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