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The capital of the South

Luxury mega-malls, the World of Coca-Cola, and world-class museums are just some of what make Atlanta an attractive travel destination for so many Americans and foreign visitors. Atlanta also offers lesser-known attractions that define the soul of the city, like Victorian buildings and historical landmarks, a rich assortment of skyscrapers, gorgeous parks, and year-round festivals. Atlanta will keep you busy for days, but even those who spend just a few hours here will never forget the pearl of Georgia.

Zoo AtlantaTim Dorr / CC BY-SA 2.0
Zoo Atlanta/Atlantic StationSean O'Shaughnessy / CC BY-SA 2.0
Zoo Atlanta/Atlantic StationSean O'Shaughnessy / CC BY-SA 2.0
Atlanta Zoo 2011Glen Edelson / CC BY 2.0

Zoo Atlanta

Zoo Atlanta

Famous Pesonal encounters with animals

Pesonal encounters with animals Editors' Note

Just a stone throw away from the prominent Grant Park, Zoo Atlanta boasts a vast collection of wildlife from all corners of the world. In fact, it showcases the most impressive assortment of animals within the Southeastern region. Here, families can enjoy three things: eat, play and shop.

Legend recalls that Zoo Atlanta started when a family running an animal show went bankrupt and suddenly disappeared. Presently, famous exhibits within this attractions include daily elephant demonstrations, orangutan feedings, and the recently-acquired Chinese pandas. The kids can enjoy a hefty snack at The Wild Planet while mom shops for souvenirs in nearby shop. Rides like Nabisco Endangered Species Carousel and Georgia Natural Gas Blue Flame Express Train are two favorite spots within Zoo Atlanta.

Zoo Atlanta
800 Cherokee Ave SE, 30315 Atlanta
+1 404 6249453
9:30am-4:30pm Mon-Fri; 9:30am-5:30pm Sat-Sun