Louisville Zoo

Louisville, KY

Zoos & Wildlife
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Where are we going?

Address: 1100 Trevilian Way, Louisville, KY 40213, USA How do we get there? Number: 502 459 2181
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About this activity

Enjoy wild adventures year round at Louisville Zoo, home to more than 1,400 exotic animals that YOU can meet face to face!

The animals that call this popular zoo home spend their time in beautiful, naturalistic habitats amid an amazing botanical garden on 134 rolling acres.

Species from all over the world can be found at Louisville Zoo, from the weird, the wonderful, the beautiful and the rare.

Be immersed in the middle of gorillas "in the round" at award-winning Gorilla Forest with Western lowland gorillas and patas monkeys. 

At Lorikeet Landing you can get nose-to-beak with colorful Australian parrots as they land on you in the open walk-through aviary. Louie, the rare white alligator, offers a unique look at an animal that would not survive in the wild. 

The Islands exhibit features orangutans, baby siamangs, tapirs, Sumatran tigers, babirusa and a glorious array of rare island birds. 

Experience a special encounter with wallaroos and wallabies at Wallaroo Walkabout and watch Amur tigers being trained up-close at Tiger Tundra without a special behind-the-scenes tour.

Did you ever think you would find a Splash Park at a zoo? You can here! Escape from the heat at the Calistoga Splash Park at Glacier Run, before immersing yourselves in the sights and sounds of an imaginary gold mining town on the edge of the Arctic wilderness. See polar and grizzly bears, seals and sea lions, and even snowy owls!

Enjoy gift shops, indoor and outdoor cafes, a petting zoo, playgrounds and fun rides on an antique carousel, tram and miniature train too. It's a WILD day out in Louisville Zoo, with so much more than just educational experiences!

Activity location


Take I-264 (Watterson Expressway) to Poplar Level Road exit #14 and travel north. Follow the black and white zoo signs to 1100 Trevilian Way.
The Louisville Zoo is also accessible by public bus service through TARC.

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How much does it cost?



From $9 pending season (highest in summer)



From $6 pending season (highest in summer)



Cheaper admissions in winter


Free Under

2 years


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Louisville Zoo FAQ’s

$.25 of every full-price admission goes directly to support critical conservation programs!

You certainly won't be going hungry at Louisville Zoo! The year round African Outpost offers sandwiches, chicken tenders, burgers, hot dogs, pizza and more! The seasonal Lakeside Smokehouse offers delicious BBQ chicken or pork, Wild Burger is burgers galore and Kentucky Canteen is treats and coffee!
With snacks, dippin dots, and so much more, get ready to stop those rumbling tummies!

There is an additional fee for the extra activities including the carousel, train and tram so take some change

For kids you can choose from their huge selection of plush animals or wide variety of books, games and toys in the Gift Shop! Plus jewelry, fun t-shirts and sweatshirts and a great selection of hand-crafted gifts from exotic locations throughout the world. Zoo admission is not required to shop in the main Gift Store on the front plaza.

They offer many educational classes, camps and overnights, where kids can learn about animals, conservation and so much more!

There are deli-sandwiches and salads at the African Outpost.

The Louisville Zoo is accessible to those with limited mobility and wheelchairs. A limited number of motorized and non-motorized wheelchairs are available for rental in the front plaza.

There is a $5 per vehicle fee for visitor parking in the Zoo lot.

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