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Audubon Zoo

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Uptown / Carrollton
Features Animals
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Address: 6500 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70118-4848
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+1 504-581-4629
10:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes

Located in historic Uptown New Orleans Audubon Zoo offers an exotic mix of...

Located in historic Uptown New Orleans Audubon Zoo offers an exotic mix of animals from around the globe, engaging educational programs, hands-on animal encounters and lush gardens. Unique natural habitat exhibits—such as the award-winning Louisiana Swamp and Jaguar Jungle—showcase the relationship between people and nature. Don't miss the daily animal presentations, chats and feeds; our highly endangered whooping cranes, Amur leopards and orangutans; our white tiger; and our mysterious white alligators. Audubon Zoo is often ranked among the country’s best for innovation and entertainment value!

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jaguar, leopards, silverback

Impressed with Audubon city-zoo. Decent enclosures and very clear animals are well cared for. Great for kids and found coupon online.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Impressed with Audubon city-zoo. Decent enclosures and very clear animals are well cared for. Great for kids and found coupon online.

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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

During our vacation in New Orleans, we decided not to rent a car, with almost everything accessible walking from our hotel in the French Quarter. This is the one attraction where a car would have made access easier. In the event, we used a taxi for the 5 mile trip. On leaving, the park guest relations team called a cab... More 

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Bethpage, New York
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a great day trip. Loved taking the trolley to the zoo, where a zoo but picked you up free of charge. Had a nice day with kids, food and drinks are inexpensive. alcohol served as well. Great day for pictures.

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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We decided to take my 9 mo. old to the zoo. He slept most of the time as we strolled along, but my daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It's a beautifully laid out zoo with clear walking paths, and has a toddler "petting" zoo as well. They also have a carousel which our little one enjoyed. It wasn't very... More 

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Golden, Colorado
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice place to visit after a stroll through the Audubon Park, and it shouldn't take more than a couple of hours to do it all. The animal collection is not as extensive as we thought it would be, but the path layout is pleasant, taking you through a few ecosystems.

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new orleans, United States
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

had to see for myself why this zoo is rated the #3 zoo in the country. well it didnt take long to find out. first, it was the cleanest zoo grounds i have ever seen. i mean there wasn't a piece of paper on the ground. either people respect the animals home or the grounds personel have radar like instincts... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Audubon Zoo had animals from all over the world and created amazing habitats for their location in the world! Everything was very easy to access and the variety was wonderful. One of my favorite zoos I have been to.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Fun day for the family. Clean zoo with a few animals we don't have at our zoo at home. Everyone had a great time.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The zoo was fun and clean. Lots of different animals to see. A fair amount of walking in between animals with a good amount of shade.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As you might guess, the "Louisiana Swamp" is the highlight of a visit here. Jaguar Jungle is particularly cool too, with replicas of Mayan ruins. Lots is waterfalls keep some sections a little cooler on a hot day. Food is not grossly overpriced. Also, a decent amount of interactive stuff for kids.

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Uptown / Carrollton
Very much their own self sufficient unit within the greater metro area, Uptown and Carrollton tone down the urban edge with a friendly attitude and collegiate feel. Home to Tulane and Loyola Universities, all the students living in the area ensure that Uptown and Carrollton stay youthful, cosmopolitan and vibrantly fun. Two of the liveliest thoroughfares for nightlife and socializing (and yes of course more of the city’s outstandingly good food and live music) are Oak Street and Maple Street. For a truly wild time, the expansive acreage of Audubon Park, with its zoo, golf course, and actual patches of swampy wetlands, means peace and quiet are never too far away.
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