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The Jackson Zoo

#11 of 54 things to do in Jackson Features Animals
2918 W Capitol St, Jackson, MS 39209-4236
+1 601-352-2580
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3 hour drive for nothing

The strollers were all wither broken or extremely hard to push, many exhibits were under... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
marandamalone
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Hamilton, Mississippi
Get to the Jackson Zoo!

It isn't large but you can easily spend the day there. The chimpanzee enclosure is my favorite... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
exdiegans
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Madison, MS
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Enjoy a day of fun for the entire family at this zoo that houses large cats, monkeys and more than 250 other types of animals, including a contact yard for barn animals. Kids can take a ride on a real carousel, the whole family can enjoy miniature train, plus gift shop, and concessions.
  • Excellent12%
  • Very good33%
  • Average28%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible17%
Travellers talk about
“train ride” (17 reviews)
“splash pad” (17 reviews)
“great zoo” (6 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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2918 W Capitol St, Jackson, MS 39209-4236
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+1 601-352-2580
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The strollers were all wither broken or extremely hard to push, many exhibits were under constructions, and the splash pad closes early without notice, Kids cried most of the 3 hours home. Some of the animals were out and were cool to watch, but it...More

Thank marandamalone
Reviewed 1 week ago

It isn't large but you can easily spend the day there. The chimpanzee enclosure is my favorite. I've been a member for two years now and even though I don't go often I'm proud to support the Zoo. There are many special events throughout the...More

Thank exdiegans
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took longer to drive there than to tour the zoo ! (2 hour drive )More staff than animals! No train - out of service. Water park looked nice for little kids. Gift shop merchandise looked like it was 10 years out of date. Waste of...More

Thank Jamie W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Apparently this zoo is no longer affiliated with the larger zoos, so if you are a friend of other zoo, do not expect to have a discount here. The dinosaurs were pretty neat and the kids enjoyed the splash pad. But, thats where the positive...More

1  Thank frequentadventures
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Jackson zoo is great place for Mississippi residents to visit. It is not the biggest zoo but is still a great park to visit. They are in the middle of many reservations so some areas are under construction. The zoo keepers are friendly. Great...More

Thank Katie L
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

We came in the morning it is was wonderful. The staff is very friendly and the Dino exhibit is awesome!

1  Thank Fallon0623
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Adults pay $10 Dollars, infant was free, not sure about kids. They have a train, but it does not run through the zoo. It is really a view of the parking lot. $2 bucks. Kids will love it anyway. Good selection of animals, eat before...More

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 18 May 2017

I've been to the Jackson Zoo several times over the past 10 years, and I hate to say it but it has gone down-hill and my last visit made me sad. The animals look forlorn and there aren't enough of them but the exhibits are...More

2  Thank nhderting
Reviewed 12 May 2017

I've lived in Jackson for 7 years and had not been here. Its a great zoo!!! Clean, safe, the animals were in nice enclosures and appeared well cared for. Great and interesting things to see and read and interactive. The dinasour exhibit was such a...More

Thank sunnymp
zoolady3, Public Relations Manager at The Jackson Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

Thank you for your visit AND your comments, Sunny! We hope to see you again soon! :0) EJ, Membership and Media

Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

The zoo was the perfect size for us to take our boys on their 3rd birthday! We all had a great time! The boys were terrified of the dinosaurs at first but were ok after we convinced them they weren't real. Lol The train was...More

Thank Tish H
zoolady3, Public Relations Manager at The Jackson Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

Tish, your visit and thoughts are going to be quite the morale booster for our small but dedicated staff. THANK YOU! Hope to see you again sooon! :0) EJ. Membership and Media

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Betsy P
29 June 2017|
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Response from zoolady3 | Property representative |
Since we are not currently part of the AZA reciprocal program, we have a more limited list of zoos that we work with for a 50% discount (list at our website under Membership FAQs). Most zoos will honor a zoo membership if... More
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judajane
23 March 2017|
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Response from zoolady3 | Property representative |
Hey JudaJane! If you bring your own snacks, you can enjoy them at Livingston Park (run by the City of Jackson) directly across from our Admissions entrance, where our train is. They have picnic tables set out, and we just... More
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kayjaypea
23 March 2016|
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Response from zoolady3 | Property representative |
Wagons and strollers are welcome, but we do also have some for rental.
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