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Nashville Zoo

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3777 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN 37211-3324
+1 615-833-1534
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Add some exotic to the everyday with Nashville Zoo at Grassmere. Wander through a lush canopy of bamboo, come face to face with a clouded leopard, feed some Australian parrots, and delve into the far reaches of the Amazon. Nashville Zoo is your ticket to African giraffes, poison arrow frogs, zebras, red pandas, kangaroos, gibbons, meerkats and much more! Children of all ages will be fascinated with the zoo’s Highlighted Habitats. Find out why a baby giraffe likes warm temperatures. Walk the winding path through 4,500 square feet of naturalistic Australian landscape in the Kangaroo Kickabout. In the Kickabout, you will be in the home of a troop of red kangaroos. Keep your eyes and ears open for the cockatoos that also live in Kangaroo Kickabout. In between your animal adventures, be sure to take a spin on our Wild Animal Carousel, get a new view of the Zoo from Soaring Eagle zip line, monkey around our 66,000-square-foot Jungle Gym, or even step back in time on the walking tour at our Grassmere Historic Home and Farm. When you visit the 1810 historic home, you will learn about the name “Grassmere” and how the zoo came to be located there.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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3777 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN 37211-3324
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

All of the zoo employees were extremely kind. It was cool seeing a lot of the animals up close. My favorite part was getting to pet a kangaroo! I highly recommend it if you are on vacation or even just need something to do!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been there twice when it was ok, but very disappointing this last time. The tiger area was closed as well as the America's Creatures building. Both due to renovations. So basically it's a rip off when areas aren't open. There are activities that you...More

Thank Frank G
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Becky H, Public Relations Manager at Nashville Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Frank, we're so sorry you didn't have the experience you were expecting. Our Unseen New World building was closed that day because the AC was out and we didn't want to put any of our guests in that heat. It has been fixed. We're...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They had a nice array of animals. I was a really hot day when we visited so the animals weren't very active. The layout was great. Easy to see all of the exhibits without having to retrace your steps. I would have likes to see...More

Thank Linda P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We actually went March 2015. So things might have changed since. But when we went I felt like you walked for MIlES then would see one mediocre animal. Just wasn’t worth it.

Thank CShel90
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Becky H, Public Relations Manager at Nashville Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good morning, We encourage you to visit again! We've opened our new Entry Village, rhino exhibit, spider monkey exhibit, and Andean bear exhibit since then! Thank you for your feedback!

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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

We actually went here near the end of April for our daughters first birthday, this zoo has great admission prices and it wasn't busy when we went. The gift shop is on the pricey side but I guess that's most places you visit anymore. It...More

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kelleycas
22 April 2018|
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Response from Allie K | Reviewed this property |
I would wait on a pretty sunny day personally 😁
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5 March 2018|
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Response from Clara C | Reviewed this property |
I have not attended this event but usually these events include zoo tours or exploration.
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Response from Jeannie S | Reviewed this property |
you can feed tortoises at the shell station and lorikeets at lorikeet landing. The food is 2 tokens per serving, each token is $1.
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