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“It is .... not large, but... nice”
Review of Hattiesburg Zoo

Hattiesburg Zoo
Ranked #1 of 15 things to do in Hattiesburg
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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 pad and Safari Grill Cafe. Open Tuesday through Sunday, 10a - 4pm. Admission is $5 for ages 2 years and older.
Reviewed 7 September 2018

This ZOO is not a big one, but Hattiesburg is not a big city.... so, the ZOO is (proportionally) as large as the city is -- in relation to other places... however, this is a nice place to, like, go with your small kids, see some animals and not be dead-tired ;-)

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AmandaH5719, Director of Marketing at Hattiesburg Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello! Thank you for stopping by to leave us a review about your visit to the zoo! We are glad you enjoyed your time in Hattiesburg!

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"train ride"
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"splash pad"
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"ropes course"
in 8 reviews
"small children"
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"merry go round"
in 6 reviews
"small town"
in 6 reviews
"cool off"
in 7 reviews
"playground area"
in 4 reviews
"well worth the price"
in 4 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 7 reviews
"perfect size"
in 3 reviews
"a great place to spend"
in 3 reviews
"new orleans"
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"enjoyed our visit"
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"lots of fun"
in 6 reviews
"great price"
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"concession stand"
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Reviewed 29 August 2018

This is a cute little zoo with a small time feel. Staff were all friendly and the animals were well cared for. It was very hot, and they had plenty of cooling off places for the guest to experience.

3  Thank keboehmer64
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Amanda H, Director of Marketing at Hattiesburg Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

Hello! Thank you for stopping by and leaving us such nice comments! We're glad you came to visit and had a wonderful experience!

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Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Very pleasantly surprised how big the Zoo was, and how many attractions they had. I enjoyed the fountains you can go get into to cool off. I was very impressed.

2  Thank bcagle4542
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Amanda H, Director of Marketing at Hattiesburg Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2018

Good morning! We appreciate your lovely review! Thank you for coming to visit us, and we hope to see you again soon. Glad you enjoyed your trip!

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Reviewed 24 August 2018

The Hattiesburg Zoo is really one of the most unique things to do in the city. Although it is only about 2 acres, they have really come a long way in recent years with their events and things to do everyday in the zoo. They have such cute sitting and eating areas, and tons of play areas for children. They have a huge range of animals now, and offer amazing experiences like the Sloth Experience which I just did last week with my family. We were able to go behind the scenes and help prepare food for the sloths, and see all kinds of animals that hang out away from the everyday visitors. Then we were able to pet, hold, and feed the most adorable sloth Chewy! We also got a up close and personal look at the new, very precious, baby sloth which most people do not get. The zoo just has so many opportunities that large zoos can't really offer. Many of their animals you get to know on a personal basis after multiple visits. If you are looking for something to do on your own, with a significant other, with kids, or with anyone I highly recommend checking out the Hattiesburg zoo! (I mean...its only $5 to get in!!)

1  Thank Mallorylaine13
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Amanda H, Director of Marketing at Hattiesburg Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

Hi, Mallory! I am so glad to hear that you enjoy visiting the Hattiesburg Zoo! We are thankful to have customers like you to visit and leave such kind words about your experience. We hope to see you again, soon! Thank you so much!

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Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

The grandkids were asking for a zoo on vacation but we kept ending up not around one. Saw this one in Hattiesburg so we stayed the night to go early next day. Yes it is small but the kiddos 4yr, 5 yr and 10 yr all thought it was awesome. They enjoyed the train ride greatly. The younger ones were especially excited to see the tigers so well. Plus petting area. It’s a two hour adventure and yes small, but cost is small $5 and what was there seemed healthy and well adjusted.

1  Thank CLTLRT
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Amanda H, Director of Marketing at Hattiesburg Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Hi! We are THRILLED to hear that you all enjoyed the zoo! Thank you for leaving us a nice review!

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