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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
3777 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN 37211-3324
+1 615-833-1534
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We came in to town Sunday night and made it to the Boo at the Zoo. It was so fun. It was raining but we still enjoyed it very much. We didn't get to see any animals but we did walk a great deal of...More

Thank 1TravelingDuo
Reviewed 5 days ago

The zoo is beautiful! Our 3 year old son and my wife and I had a great time here. The weather was wonderful for us to wonder through. We enjoyed the different areas the zoo had to offer. There are many paths that lead you...More

Thank Nick W
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The Nashville Zoo is a sprawling wonderland for animals. Put on your walking shoes and explore all that the zoo has to offer. We enjoyed a tour of the Grassmere home on the property and learning of the history of the zoo and more about...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Great little Zoo in the middle of town. Easy to get around with lots of interesting exhibits. In three hours was able to leisurely get around and see all the animals. Topped it off with a Zip Line experience for the grandkids.

Thank Claude R
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a terrific zoo with wonderful modern enclosures for the animals. Paths lined with bamboo guide you around from exhibit to exhibit (It can be a little confusing on a first visit - be sure to get a map so you can see particular...More

Thank Colleen D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Be ready to do a lot of walking! Had 3 encounters offered and were able to do one. Bought tickets for the zip line but was not able to do it because the line was too long and we only had a couple of hours.

Thank Marilyn-Gin
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a little dismayed the tiger and bear exhibits were closed. The animals on displayed are well taken care of anf they have aides every where should you need any assisstance.

Thank Joseph W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time at the zoo today! We had fun getting to pet the goats and interact with the kangaroos and the turtles. The only thing I would say that the bears and lions. They no longer exhibit elephants. Otherwise, I feel it...More

Thank Jenni H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely day at the zoo! We especially enjoyed Lorikeet landing and feeding the tortoises. You pay a couple of dollars extra, but it's so worth it to get to interact with the animals. We also got to pet goats and a kangaroo!

Thank jillthefish
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the history behind the zoo as well as the design. It was very shaded, which was excellent, and we especially enjoyed that the original homestead was preserved. There's renovation taking place so maybe we will make another visit to see the completed...More

Thank nonebetter9
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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