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Bear Hollow Zoo

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293 Gran Ellen Dr, Athens, GA 30606-4968
+1 706-613-3580
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Nice little zoo

Brought the family by to check out the zoo. It is small but the price is right. We enjoyed looking... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Greg D
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Nice park and zoo from back in the day

small nice little zoo . I always loved the sweetgum trees at the entrance. I remember some of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
mleahg37
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El Paso, Texas
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  • Average5%
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“memorial park” (15 reviews)
“bald eagles” (8 reviews)
“reptile house” (7 reviews)
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293 Gran Ellen Dr, Athens, GA 30606-4968
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+1 706-613-3580
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"memorial park"
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"bald eagles"
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"reptile house"
in 7 reviews
"local wildlife"
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"animal exhibits"
in 3 reviews
"my kids love"
in 5 reviews
"answer questions"
in 4 reviews
"hidden treasure"
in 3 reviews
"dog park"
in 4 reviews
"self guided tour"
in 3 reviews
"nice walk"
in 3 reviews
"birthday party"
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"walking trails"
in 4 reviews
"a lot of fun"
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"in town"
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"pond"
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"turkeys"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brought the family by to check out the zoo. It is small but the price is right. We enjoyed looking at all the animals. Our favorite was the otter.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

small nice little zoo . I always loved the sweetgum trees at the entrance. I remember some of the area when u walk down the steps near the pool toward the pond ,being more green and I remember the pond being a little different from...More

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Bear_Hollow_Zoo, Assistant Zookeeper at Bear Hollow Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago
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So glad you enjoyed your visit!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such a great facility to have free to visitors. There are many other things to do around this area in Memorial Park such as a playground, pool, etc. The zoo works as a trail walking along from animal to animal. My kids loved seeing several...More

Thank DawgExplorer
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Bear_Hollow_Zoo, Assistant Zookeeper at Bear Hollow Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So glad you enjoy visiting the zoo!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I have taken several of our grandchildren to Bear Hollow on multiple occasions. We live about 40 minutes away but it is worth the trip considering it is free. Our grandchildren always enjoy the visits, especially on weekends when guides are giving...More

Thank Wahoo73
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I think the admission for the zoo at night during the Christmas holiday is one of the coolest things you can take in this city.. the Owl's are up and easily viewed and the families and couples taking it all in is heartwarming holiday good...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is not a big zoo like many zoos that my family and I have enjoyed and visited BUT this is a very nice little zoo that is part of Memorial park in Athens. It has been here for many years and I enjoyed seeing...More

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Reviewed 13 July 2018

We visited this zoo with a group of cub scouts and it was a lot of fun. For a free zoo you can't get much better. They have signs with QR Codes to tell you about the animals and give you some background. I would...More

Thank Joe C
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Bear_Hollow_Zoo, Assistant Zookeeper at Bear Hollow Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2018
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Glad you enjoyed your visit!

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Reviewed 21 June 2018

It was a good and quiet place for an afternoon walk in the fall. we stopped there on our way to SC. It gave my mom a place to walk around and enjoy after a 2-hr ride in a car. We love to see the...More

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Reviewed 10 June 2018

This was a fun free activity. They also have a dog park and plenty of places for a picnic. They also have a public pool here. I am not sure if there is a cost for the use of the pool. Family friendly activity.

Thank Nancy T
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Bear_Hollow_Zoo, Assitant Zookeeper at Bear Hollow Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

So glad you enjoyed your visit! Admission to the Memorial Park pool is currently $1.

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Reviewed 23 May 2018

This small zoo is in the park right off of five points. They have bears, deer, birds and other animals there that children can see up close. The tree canopy provides shade on a hot day. You can take a picnic and enjoy the pond...More

Thank Bingdale
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Sherrill R
27 July 2016|
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Response from PizzaAndBeerLovr | Reviewed this property |
I've never seen anything for sale at the zoo, but it is just a couple of blocks away from all sorts of stores and restaurants. There is a public pool next door that may sell drinks. We bring water in with us.
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blueeyesfarver
6 March 2015|
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Response from maggiemay223 | Reviewed this property |
Bear Hollow has special program days where the reptile room is open and a staff member may allow one of the lizards to be touched under strict supervision. Generally speaking, none of the animals may be touched with the... More
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