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Address: 2918 W Capitol St, Jackson, MS 39209-4236
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+1 601-352-2580
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09:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Enjoy a day of fun for the entire family at this zoo that houses large...

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, plus a carousel, minature train, petting zoo for children, gift shop and concessions.

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Fun Experience for little ones!

I came here with my younger cousin who is 8 and she absolutely loved it! The tiger came right up to the glass which was really cool! We had a good time! It was very very hot... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 July 2015
abbystyles
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Mississippi
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

I came here with my younger cousin who is 8 and she absolutely loved it! The tiger came right up to the glass which was really cool! We had a good time! It was very very hot though, so I'd say come early to the attraction, as soon as it opens.

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Thank abbystyles
zoolady3, Public Relations Manager at The Jackson Zoo, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback! We're glad that you and your cousin had a good time at the zoo. We agree it's hot out there! We also recommend coming in the Spring and Fall when the weather is nice. Hope to see you again soon! More 

Jackson, Mississippi
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30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015

The tiger enclosure and some of the other newer cat enclosures are very nice. You can see the history of the zoo thru the spurts of development that occurred over the years. The lack of elephants or any significant number of larger animals is disappointing, but understandable given the age of the facilities and the limited staff. The part of... More 

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1 Thank GCharles888
zoolady3, Public Relations Manager at The Jackson Zoo, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting with us and sharing your feedback. You make many good points and we take all customer feedback into consideration when striving to "Zoo It Better". We are in the very beginning stages of a master planning process that will bring new additions, renovations, and improvements to the zoo in coming years. We hope you visit with us... More 

Hammond, Louisiana
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47 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015 via mobile

After driving through a not so nice area of the city, you arrive at a fairly impressive entrance for the zoo. The zoo itself is dated and small, but it kept our family of 4 (kids ages 6 and 2) entertained for a few hours. We were very surprised at how uncrowded it was (we went on July 4th and... More 

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zoolady3, Public Relations Manager at The Jackson Zoo, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback! We are glad you enjoyed your day at our zoo and visit with us again soon! More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

It's in an unusual place. The entrance looks nice but the roadway needs to be fixed. The animals looked as if they were on medication. I did not really enjoy myself. The train was horrible! I thought it would have took us by animals but it did not. I mean for 2 bucks why would I expect anything more. The... More 

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zoolady3, Public Relations Manager at The Jackson Zoo, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback. Happy to hear the kids had a good time. We are striving to "Zoo It Better", so we hope that you'll visit with us again and have a better experience. More 

Big Spring, Texas
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30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2015

Not a bad little zoo. Worth taking a day and going here and then maybe hit up a Casino buffet in the evening.

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Thank 777DC
zoolady3, Public Relations Manager at The Jackson Zoo, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback! Hope you visit with us again soon! More 

Brookhaven, Mississippi
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2015 via mobile

Went to the zoo with 2 young children. A few exhibits were "temporarily closed" and the poor animals that were there were just sad. There was one giraffe and he was in the sun and sitting down the whole time we were there, it never moved. The one rhino that they have didn't move, had little water and the exhibit... More 

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zoolady3, Public Relations Manager at The Jackson Zoo, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback. We will take it into consideration as we strive to "Zoo It Better"! We do have an excellent animal care staff that works very hard to care for all of the animals at the zoo. Rest assured they have plenty of food & water and are well taken care of by vet staff and keepers. We... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2015 via mobile

I really enjoyed myself.....The staff was friendly....Need a small update but overall great experience....Thanks too Willie Bennett....He knows the zoo well

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zoolady3, Public Relations Manager at The Jackson Zoo, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting with us at Dream Night! We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

GA,
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is a pathetic excuse for a zoo. The whole zoo is not kept up . Animals are not taken care of . The petting are is filthy and the goats which many kids would love to go to are not even cleaned or groomed . The train ride is a poor excuse for one . Waste of time .

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3 Thank paragkarania
zoolady3, Public Relations Manager at The Jackson Zoo, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback. We will take it into consideration as we strive to "Zoo It Better"! More 

Monroe,Louisiana
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2015 via mobile

I took my 3 year old and she loved the train ride, the carousel, and splash pad! She was so interested in the animals too! Hot but still cool!!!

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zoolady3, Public Relations Manager at The Jackson Zoo, responded to this review

Glad y'all had a great time!! We look forward to visiting with you again soon! Join us for Ice Cream Safari July 11 from 10-1. Blue Bunny will have 21 flavors of ice cream for unlimited samples and Trustmark is sponsoring a Kids' Zone full of fun activities for the kids! More 

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46 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2015 via mobile

Bad area to drive thru to get to zoo. Zoo not as good as it use to be. We now drive further to other zoo when my son wants to go to a zoo.

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Thank dasg23
zoolady3, Public Relations Manager at The Jackson Zoo, responded to this review

We hope that you will visit with us again soon. We have 24/7 security to ensure the utmost safety for our guests, staff, and animals. The City of Jackson is also working to improve city roads and infrastructure that lead to the zoo. The Zoo along with the City are both dedicated to improving guests experience at the Jackson Zoo,... More 

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