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Memphis Zoo
Memphis Zoo

Memphis Zoo

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2000 Prentiss Pl, Memphis, TN 38112
(901) 333 6500
http://www.memphiszoo.org
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Savor the experience of viewing over 500 species of animals when you visit the Memphis Zoo, one of the nations leading zoological parks. Make sure you stop by the China exhibit that showcases two ... Read more
giant pandas in an authentic setting. Other popular displays include Primate Canyon and Animals of the Night. Founded in 1906 when it exhibited a black bear that was a retired baseball mascot, the zoo currently features over 3000 animals in settings that mimic their native habitats. It spans 70 acres and is the highest-attended attraction in the city.

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New York City, New York State, USA

One of the best zoos I've been to in the US. The enclosures are spacious and most of them don't have anything to obscure your view. They also are supposed to have one of the best primate houses in the country.

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Collinsville

Friendly greeters and workers. Needs upgrade and to be more walkable. Overpriced.

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Local from Memphis, Tennessee

One of the best zoos in the country. They have continually upgraded the habitats to make them best for the animals and to created an enjoyable environment for the guests.

Zambezi River Hippo Camp coming this Spring!

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Local from Memphis

I've went to the zoo a couple of times but I'm really not a animal just went to just to be going but great customer service

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The Memphis zoo is a great place! I've been going here for years, and it never fails. Most times, the zoo is free on Tuesdays.

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San Francisco, California, USA

Really cute tourist attraction with PANDAS- that's right, more than 1.

They have free days for locals as well, so check that out if you have a Tennessee ID or DL.

It is such a great place for families and such a friendly staff. The zoo special events like Zoo Boo and holiday Suntrust Zoo Lights make for great family fun and romantic dates alike. During the winter season there are even camel rides and ice skating inside the zoo!

Hint hint, please make sure you don't leave stuff visibly in the car, even a sweater, cause Midtown is not a common place to get your windows smashed, but I've seen it happen twice in the zoo's parking lot (2013 and 2014).

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Portland, Oregon

This is a cute little zoo worth a visit, especially if traveling with kids. It's one of the best zoos we've been to on our travels, which some different animals than what we have at home. Because it's in the middle of a park, it seems a lot more natural and cozy. Luckily, they have a lot of shade for the hot afternoons.

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Menlo Park, California, USA

I have such fond memories of this Zoo as a kid, and would love to go back some time. The zoo does a great job with it's wide ranging exhibits, from the big cat area to the reptile house (a personal favorite)

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Local from Memphis, Tennessee, USA

An incredible zoo, from their reptile house to the Pacific Northwest area, they've done an incredible job. Great for kids and adults.

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Lakewood, Washington, USA

I've been here many times since childhood and have yet to be disappointed. When the zoo added the dinosaur exhibit, completed with automated dinosaurs, my sisters and I (who have always been huge fans of these ancient reptiles) were thrilled. This is the perfect place for children and adults to spend an entire day, enjoying nature's creatures (and her ancient creatures). Be sure to come on a cool day and day when it's apt to be less crowded.

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Pontotoc, Mississippi

A wonderful place to take your children or grandchildren (in my case) for full day of fun and exploration.

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Hoffman Estates

The best zoo I have been to in my life. I would highly recommend making the trip to Memphis just for this zoo.

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Great place for a day with the kids.

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Jackson, Tennessee, USA

Fantastic place to take the kids!

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Greenville, Mississippi

Great place to take the kid's.

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Portage, Indiana

Wonderful! Took my younger brother. Lots of fun for adults as well.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom

this place is just great,

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Local from Memphis, Tennessee

Go see Dinosaurs now before the exhibit is gone.

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