Best Attractions & Activities: Located in Grant Park, Zoo Atlanta has become well-known for its natural habitats and its various breeding successes. It is home to endangered animals such as rhinos, orangutans, gorillas and elephants. The Children's Zoo has a playground and petting area. The Living Treehouse and open-air aviary exhibit are not to be missed. The Masai Mara, which is home to lions, zebras, giraffes, gazelles and other African animals mimics the plains of Africa with similar trees and vegetation. The most popular area seems to be the Rainforest, which is home to several species of gorillas. Other attractions include train and carousel rides as well as a children's playground.
Things to Do with Kids: Families searching for children's attractions fall in love with Zoo Atlanta. This celebrated wildlife haven houses natural habitats for 40-plus mammal species, from African lions and giant pandas to otters and clouded leopards. The facility also features a reptile house, an aviary and several small animal exhibits. The children's playground, train and carousal offer added entertainment for kids, while the 24-foot climbing wall and gorgeous public gardens appeal to the older crowd.
Local Expert Kelly Skinner Says:
Best Attractions & Activities: "Pick up the CityPass for discounted admission to the zoo and four other attractions at http://www.citypass.com/atlanta?mv_source=insidecnn"
Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: Children and adults alike will enjoy the diverse wildlife at Zoo Atlanta, located in historic Grant Park.