Zoo Atlanta

Zoo Atlanta

800 Cherokee Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30315-1440

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Phone: 404-624-5600
Phone: 404-624-5864

Hours:
Mon-Fri 9:30am-5:30pm; Sat-Sun 9:30am-6:30pm
Type:
Gardens, Zoos

10BEST Says

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.

Family Activities: Located in Grant Park, Zoo Atlanta has become well-known for its natural habitats and for 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.

Family Vacations: Zoo Atlanta has become well-known for its natural habitats, for providing social structures similar to those found in the wild, and for breeding successes. Social animals, such as primates, live in larger family groups; more solitary animals, such as giant pandas, have individual exhibits. The zoo includes African, Asian, wetland, and rainforest exhibits, as well as a reptile house, an aviary, and several small animal exhibits. Other attractions include train and carousel rides, a children's playground, and rock climbing. Food kiosks, restaurants, and shops are located throughout the zoo.

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.


Insider Tips

Local Expert 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.

Local Expert Says:

Family Activities: "Try to visit around 2 or 2:30 during feeding time to see gorillas and orangutans come out to eat."

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