Historic Building/Landmark - Zoo
3777 Nolensville Road, Nashville, TN 37211
Nashville Zoo is accredited by the prestigious Association of Zoos and Aquariums, assuring the highest standards of animal care and husbandry. Attracting more than 776,000 visitors annually, the Zoo is considered one of the top things to do in Nashville. It is a non-profit organization and the mission is to inspire a culture of understanding and discovery of our natural world through conservation, innovation and leadership.
Since the move to Grassmere in 1996, Nashville Zoo has created many new exhibits, hosted exciting community events and designed a variety of children’s programs. The Jungle Gym playground is the largest community-built playground in the United States and includes over 66,000 square feet for sliding, swinging, climbing, crawling and exploring. From African elephants to Bengal tigers and red pandas, Nashville Zoo provides a home to animals found all over the world. These beautiful creatures can be found in equally beautiful habitats like the new Giraffe Savannah, Alligator Cove, African Wild Dog Habitat and many more. Other exciting additions include the Wild Animal Carousel and an interactive Lorikeet Landing exhibit where you can enter an aviary and be surrounded by more than 50 Australian parrots. The Grassmere Historic House and Farm still stand, providing a glimpse into farm life during the 1880s.
The Nashville Zoo is a progressive and dynamic zoological park serving Middle Tennessee, southern Kentucky and hundreds of thousands of tourists that travel to Nashville every year. From Masai Giraffes and Caribbean flamingos to clouded leopards and red pandas, it is home to more than 2,100 animals from all over the world. Over three-quarters of a million visitors come to the Zoo annually, making us the number one attraction in Middle Tennessee. Our master plan will expand the park into the remaining acreage of Grassmere, and when complete, Nashville Zoo will be one of the largest zoos in the country. For more information about Nashville Zoo, call (615) 833-1534 or visit www.nashvillezoo.org.