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Hattiesburg Zoo

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Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Small price for a big experience

The size of the zoo is perfect if you have small children. Not only does this zoo have all the... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2018
Barry L
New Orleans, Louisiana
Best Zoo in South Mississippi

The Zoo in Hattiesburg is really amazing for a city the size of Hattiesburg! It's small but Has... read more

Reviewed 26 January 2018
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“train ride”(25 reviews)
“splash pad”(43 reviews)
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12-acre Zoo featuring 100 species of animals including tiger, tapir, capybara, zebras, alpacas, primates, birds, sloths, reptiles, flamingos, servals, porcupines, etc. Attactions include train, carousel, 4-story high ropes adventure course, splash...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
107 S 17th Ave, Hattiesburg, MS 39401-6128
+1 601-545-4576
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All reviews train ride splash pad small children ropes course merry go round small town cool off perfect size playground area well worth the price couple of hours a great place to spend animals seem enjoyed our visit new orleans great price concession stand
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Reviewed 1 March 2018

The size of the zoo is perfect if you have small children. Not only does this zoo have all the usual suspects when it comes to animals but there's a visitor train that circle the zoo as well. My kids loved this place! And at...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Barry L
Amanda H, Director of Marketing at Hattiesburg Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2018

Hi, Barry! Thank you so much for taking the time to give us a rave review! We very much appreciate it, and are thrilled that you and your family had a wonderful experience!

Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

The Zoo in Hattiesburg is really amazing for a city the size of Hattiesburg! It's small but Has wonderful exhibits and entertainment for children. For a few dollars extra you can ride a train and the carousel or go on a rope climbing adventure. Whenever...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

I’ve been to much larger zoos and paid Much more to see them! The zoo was pretty good but my little niece Loved it, so it gets 5 stars for the wonder on her face seeing all the animals she reads about in book! She...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank C0mmDude
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

Easy parking, well maintained small zoo. Nice splash pad to cool off. Enjoyed the animals. Ropes course was challenging but fun for son- I think it was 4 or 5 stories (separate fee). Kids Also, enjoyed mining if you like rocks too (separate fee). Food...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Mama027
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

It's beautiful, it's at the zoo and it was a zoo!! So many people crammed into this beautiful display of light throughout the zoo! Needed more people, better signage and help to get the crowds going in the right direction. They had 2 trains running...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Jimmy K
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Admission is only $5 per person and it's a nice zoo. It's pretty small though and took us only 1 hour to see everything.

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Michael B
Reviewed 11 November 2017

Nice place, inside and outside. Always improving. Certainly not San Diego Zoo, but what is there is well maninted and quality. Just might be one of the best small zoos in the country. My granddaughter LOVES the train!

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank claudel934
Reviewed 8 November 2017

The zoo wasn't large and didn't take long to navigate it in its entirety but it was well set out, easy to walk and quite pleasant. Renovation work was taking place, I am sure it will only improve as new exhibits are added / opened.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank An0nym0usC0ntribut0r
HattiesburgZoo, General Manager at Hattiesburg Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Thank you for your recommendation. We are expanding with a new Wallaby Walkthrough to open later this year and more to come next year. We hope you will come back and join us as we grow.

Reviewed 15 October 2017

Very clean, nice, and organized. If you have small children this is a great place for them to enjoy and be engaged. Super friendly staff as well. Must see if you are visiting Hattiesburg area!!

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

The Hattiesburg Zoo is a nice experience for adults and children. It has about 80+ different species of animals and lots if fun activities for kids. Has a concession stand and cabanas that can be rented near the water spouts for kids. Train rides and...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Katherine A
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Brande C
8 August 2018|
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Response from 956angelw | Reviewed this property |
It was open when we were there, but I’m not sure about September.
14 July 2018|
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Response from Debra J | Reviewed this property |
It was only $5.00 per person and worth it
28 March 2018|
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Response from Rick T | Property representative |
Yes, indeed. There is one in the park outside the Zoo and inside the Zoo is the "Bug Hub Playground" featuring a sliding hill, spider web climbing net, logs to walk and a giant snail. Or, you can bring something to play in... More