Zoo Atlanta

800 Cherokee Avenue Southeast

The city’s oldest tourist attraction, Zoo Atlanta actually started by accident. In 1889, a traveling circus went bankrupt and sold its animals to a local businessman, who decided to open a zoo in Grant Park to house his new pets. Over the years, he acquired more animals, including some from Cola-Cola heir Asa Candler Jr.’s private collection. Today, the zoo is home to such stars as Willie B. Jr. the silverback gorilla and Lun Lun the giant panda, who gave birth to twins in 2016.

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This is a fun place to visit by yourself or with friends or family. There is parking available on the side streets bearby. They have a great lemur exhibit. There is also an ice cream shop across the street from the zoo. For Halloween, the zoo hosts Boo at the zoo so kids can go trick or treating at the zoo. Fun zoo to visit, not too big of a zoo. The visit would probably take about 1/2 of a day.

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