Located just over six miles from the Hampton Inn Vanderbilt West End and Hampton Inn & Suites Vanderbilt Elliston Place is the Nashville Zoo at Grassmere. Getting there from the hotels is easy. From West End Avenue, head east towards Broadway and take the Interstate-40 South ramp towards Knoxville and follow for about a mile. Take exit 210C south, US-31A, and turn right on 4th Avenue for about five miles as it becomes US-11 or Nolensville Pike. The Zoo will be on your right.
The Nashville Zoo offers many animal species found around the world. The zoo contains a number of exhibits including The Gibbon Island - Featuring White-Cheeked Gibbon and Siamang; The African Savanna - Featuring Masai Giraffes and African Elephants; The Unseen New World - An indoor exhibit area featuring numerous reptiles, amphibians, and insects; The Bamboo Trail - Featuring the Red Panda, Clouded Leopards, Rhinocerous Hornbill, and Schmidt's Guenon. Other exhibit areas provide homes for many other native and exotic animals including Bengal Tigers, Golden Eagles, Cougar, Cheetah, Meerkat, and numerous others. The Zoo also offers several options for dining from a full meal in a café to light snacks throughout the grounds. In addition to the Zoo facilities, the property contains a historic plantation home. Visitors to the Zoo can also tour this historic home and the associated farm.
Visit the Zoo’s official website linked at the bottom of this page for more information on their exhibits, hours of operation, and more.
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