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Zoo Atlanta

800 Cherokee Avenue SE | Atlanta, GA 30315 | Official website
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  • Type: Zoos and Aquariums
  • Time to Spend: 1 to 2 hours
Overall Rating: 2.5 (2.6)
Value: 2.5 (2.5)
Facilities: 2.5 (2.5)
Atmosphere: 3.0 (3.0)
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What sets Atlanta's zoo apart from every other wildlife exhibit is its panda population: Zoo Atlanta is one of only four zoos in the U.S. housing giant pandas. The rare bears are a favorite among recent visitors, but the zoo also boasts a large collection of other species as well (more than 200). While here, you'll spot lions, giraffes, black rhinos, zebras and plenty of reptiles. Apart from the animals, the zoo also offers a miniature train, a carousel and a rock climbing wall, among other attractions. Keep in mind: The cost of these activities is not included with admission.

Recent travelers offer mostly favorable reviews for the zoo, saying it's easy to navigate and encourage a visit if you've got kids in tow. But many agree that admission is a bit high for the zoo's quality. 

Zoo Atlanta is located in Grant Park and welcomes visitors daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. On the weekends (from March to November) and holidays like Memorial Day and Labor Day, the zoo stays open until 6:30 p.m. Admission costs $22.99 for adults ages 12 and up; $18.99 for college students and seniors ages 65 and older; and $17.99 for kids ages 3 to 11. Entrance is free for children 2 and younger. The zoo does have several casual cafes located on site, but recent visitors warn that the food is expensive. One area in which you'll save: Parking. Unlike many other attractions in this city, it's free to leave your car here for the day.

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