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Nashville Zoo

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3777 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN 37211-3324
+1 615-833-1534
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Add some exotic to the everyday with Nashville Zoo at Grassmere. Wander through a lush canopy of bamboo, come face to face with a clouded leopard, feed some Australian parrots, and delve into the far reaches of the Amazon. Nashville Zoo is your ticket to African giraffes, poison arrow frogs, zebras, red pandas, kangaroos, gibbons, meerkats and much more! Children of all ages will be fascinated with the zoo’s Highlighted Habitats. Find out why a baby giraffe likes warm temperatures. Walk the winding path through 4,500 square feet of naturalistic Australian landscape in the Kangaroo Kickabout. In the Kickabout, you will be in the home of a troop of red kangaroos. Keep your eyes and ears open for the cockatoos that also live in Kangaroo Kickabout. In between your animal adventures, be sure to take a spin on our Wild Animal Carousel, get a new view of the Zoo from Soaring Eagle zip line, monkey around our 66,000-square-foot Jungle Gym, or even step back in time on the walking tour at our Grassmere Historic Home and Farm. When you visit the 1810 historic home, you will learn about the name “Grassmere” and how the zoo came to be located there.
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  • Average16%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
3777 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN 37211-3324
+1 615-833-1534
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The day we visited the weather dropped in the 50s so a lot of the animals weren't out Also a cooling issue in the reptile house kept us from seeing everything. We made the best of it but the trip was a little lackluster. But...More

1  Thank Dustin A
Reviewed 5 days ago

Walking through the zoo is very nice. It's not a real large zoo, but what they have is presented very nice. Very clean, nice them music playing throughout. Walking through the kangaroo area and getting to pet the kangaroos was nice also. Children really enjoy...More

Thank Dave T
Reviewed 1 week ago

While the Nashville Zoo may not have the most extensive collection of animals, the ones they do have live in lovely environments, full of appropriate trees, rocks, plains, and water features. This in itself would make the zoo worth visiting, but on our visit in...More

Thank Vicki_in_Virginia
Reviewed 1 week ago

We live in the Nashville area and have visited this Zoo more than a few times! It is not that old and the exhibits change like any zoo. They are bringing in more and more exhibits and have lots of things and activities the whole...More

1  Thank Pamela920
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great zoo! Lots of walking but well worth the experience! The zoo keeper sessions were very informative! Loved the walk through kangaroo exhibit and feeding the tortoises! The camel exhibit was very informative too! Wish we could have fed them.

Thank callwendy4oils
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This zoo is a step up from the ones I have near my home in RI. Typical zoo with giraffe, monkey, etc exhibits. But the added bonus is that there are some rides and several play areas for kids, including a huge treehouse. And the...More

Thank Bill S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I don’t think Nashville Zoo gets the recognition it deserves. It’s beautiful, lots of animals and bamboo forest, huge play area for children.

Thank Kevin W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nashville is a good metro zoo. Lots of walking. Nice habitats. Learning placards. Great playground for the kids. LTE signal good for dads. Well stocked gift shop for moms. We’ll go again.

Thank Aaron M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were visiting our son and really were looking for a place to walk around and talk. The zoo was perfect for that. A chilly day so it was not crowded. Many animals were inside, but we still enjoyed ourselves. Would like to come back...More

1  Thank linda2061
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This zoo is amazing. You can go inside an enclosure and walk among kangaroos and even pet them. There is a zoo keeper inside who will give you instructions. You will also get to pet turtles in another area. There is a bird enclosure and...More

Thank Brandy S
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Haley R
14 September 2017|
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Response from Jeannie S | Reviewed this property |
you can feed tortoises at the shell station and lorikeets at lorikeet landing. The food is 2 tokens per serving, each token is $1.
24 August 2017|
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Response from Rodney T | Reviewed this property |
It is open year round and only closes for Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Have fun and enjoy
Luise B
24 June 2017|
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Response from NashvilleZoo | Property representative |
Hello Luise, Thanks for reaching out! Nashville Zoo doesn't currently have lions, but we hope to add them to the collection in the future once some more expanding is complete. Also, we are currently working on new exhibits... More