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Nashville Zoo

#42 of 252 things to do in Nashville Features Animals
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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Hours Today: 09:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
3777 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN 37211-3324
+1 615-833-1534
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My wife and I on our trip to Nashville decided to visit the zoo. We were pleasantly surprised at the place. The exhibits are great and the employees are friendly and knowledgeable. My favorite exhibit was the kangaroo walk. The zoo layout is very accessible...More

Thank Adam S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We spent 5 hours touring the Nashville Zoo and it was very enjoyable. It was myself my wife(who was able to rent a scooter for the day for $30.00) my son, daughter in law and my 7 yr old granddaughter. The zoo is very clean...More

Thank rgflo64
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Nashville Zoo was small, but mighty. There were many parts under construction, but the rest was great. And we honestly took the construction as a good sign that there was community interest and the zoo was growing. The Meerkat exhibit was very cool with...More

Thank SamanthaAnn14
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not a big zoo but very clean, knowledgeable staff, easy walking paths. Drinks were a expensive. Animals were all up and about. Be sure to walk the farm - the cows were "talking" most of the morning.

Thank emtpeep
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great Zoo with a wide variety of animals. Indoor exhibit has reptiles and aquatic animals. ( also nice if you need to cool down since the building has air conditioning) Zoo is and has and is going through some major renovations. Also, Zoo is very...More

Thank tenmomof3
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I travel to Nashville several times a year. We always enjoy visiting new places while in town. This time while visiting we decided to venture over to the Nashville Zoo... what a disappointment.. I'm not sure if I would even consider this...More

Thank Jeremy_Blackwell1019
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived at the Zoo a little after lunch. We paid 48 dollars for three adults,this included a 5 dollar parking fee.. There was plenty of parking space as it was a Friday afternoon. The Zoo is a great place for all ages I would...More

Thank Willownell
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing can compare to the Bronx Zoo but this zoo had a hidden attraction. There was an old restoration there that dated back 5 generations. Better known as the Grossmere Farm. Original furnishings and building.

Thank Pollygirl01
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the Nashville Zoo on a recent trip to a Tennessee. A very well maintained and attractive Zoo, however many animals that one would expect to see were not available. No Lions or tigers, bears, elephants, hippos, rhinos. We saw a lot of monkeys, snakes,...More

Thank Kim D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very nice zoo with lots of extras, such as a small zip line, carousel, kids' train, and feeding animals. The layout is a bit confusing as we missed parts due to lack of flow. The zoo was very clean with lots of...More

Thank Jessica J
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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
15 May 2017|
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Response from NashvilleZoo | Property representative |
Hello! Please plan for 3-4 hours for your visit!
18 April 2017|
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Response from jbartoo | Property representative |
Hello. You are welcome to bring a cooler and eat at your car, beneath a shady tree or even inside the Zoo. We have several picnic tables in our Festival Field. All we ask is that you do not bring any glass, alcohol or those... More