Nashville Zoo at Grassmere Tours & Tickets
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Fun for all ages, the Nashville Zoo at Grassmere is home to thousands of animals from all over the world—as well as a large community-built playground featuring a 35-foot-tall (10.6-meter-tall) tree house. You can also visit the grand on-site Grassmere Historic Home.
Popular sections of the Nashville Zoo at Grassmere include the Alligator Cove, the Giraffe Savanna, and the African Wild Dog exhibit. The zoo’s main attraction, though, just may be the Jungle Gym. Spanning more than 66,000 square feet (6,131 square meters), the playground has a vast array of slides, cargo netting, swings, and climbing structures. Kids spend hours running around this expansive entertainment area.
Purchase a skip-the-line admission ticket ahead of time, and go behind the scenes to learn about animal care, behavior, and conservation with a backstage pass. Seasonal guided tours of the Grassmere Historic Home are available, and explain the history of the property, plus how the zoo ended up on the land.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Most visitors spend about two or three hours at the zoo.
- Manual wheelchairs and electric scooters are available to rent at the entrance.
- Avoid taking glass, disposable straws and lids, and balloons into the zoo, as they can be harmful to the animals. There are a few on-site snack stands and cafés.
How to Get There
The Nashville Zoo at Grassmere is about 6 miles (10 kilometers) southeast of downtown Nashville. It takes roughly 15 minutes to get there by car, from I-65 or I-24. Alternatively, take the #52 (Nolensville Pike BRT lite) bus route to the Nashville Zoo Station Outbound stop, a little more than an hour from downtown.
When to Get There
There are fewer visitors in the late afternoon, but the animals are most active in the morning, especially during the summer. Check the Nashville Zoo website for the dates and times of zookeeper talks and animal feedings. The zoo sometimes closes due to inclement weather.
Another family-friendly attraction, Nashville’s Centennial Park, near Vanderbilt University, offers plenty of outdoor fun, including movie screenings, concerts, festivals, and more. Feed the ducks in the lake; explore the Parthenon replica, which serves as Nashville’s art museum; and listen to the city’s musicians via custom tree signs with QR codes that allow visitors to watch videos on their smartphones.
Address: 3777 Nolensville Pike, Nashville 37211-3324, USA
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Because the Nashville Zoo is a popular attraction in Music City, the ticket lines can get super long, especially on the weekends. Prebook your Nashville Zoo admission ticket ahead of time online, and bypass those long purchasing lines and go straight to the queues to get inside. This zoo makes a perfect outing for families or anyone interested in exploring the wide variety of exhibits without feeling rushed.
Frequently Asked Questions
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Should I book Nashville Zoo at Grassmere tickets in advance?
We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Nashville Zoo at Grassmere can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 0 Nashville Zoo at Grassmere tickets and tours on Viator.
How much does it cost to visit Nashville Zoo at Grassmere 2020?
Currently, an entrance ticket to Nashville Zoo at Grassmere costs USD 23.00. Guided Nashville Zoo at Grassmere tours start around USD 23.00 per person. See all 0 Nashville Zoo at Grassmere tickets and tours on Viator.
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