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Fun stuff to do in Nashville

Discussion in 'Nashville' started by TBaker34, Oct 29, 2011.

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  1. nickmsmith

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    THE ZOO SUUUUCKS!!!!!

    The Evansville Zoo - Mesker Park Zoo is on par with it, and that is not saying much.

    In its defense, it is a privately funded zoo that the government did not really assist, but it is not a good zoo compared to many others. So considering it's some peoples' labor of love, it is impressive. But I was expecting better from a city of Nashville's size.


    If you're going in expecting something similar to St. Louis Zoo, you'll be very disappointed. Go in expecting a modest zoo with a few cool sights, and you'll be fine.

    It's not in a great part of town either. Not one I'd feel good about walking around in at night, IMO.

    I went with my Girlfriend a few years ago, disappointment, then my sister went later on and said the same thing.
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  2. SawdustMan

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    Yeah the zoo isn't anything special. Memphis and Atlanta's are much, much better (only 3 zoos I've ever been to). But if your wife's major is zoology then I'm sure she'll enjoy it regardless.
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  3. nickmsmith

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    San Diego Zoo is where it's at. That place was impressive. I'm surprised Nashville hasn't found it necessary to fund a decent zoo. Evansville has put exponentially more money into a zoo than a much bigger city.
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    I love the Memphis zoo, but that's waaaay out of the way for someone only staying a few days.
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  5. TBaker34

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    How far is the zoo from downtown? Would I need to take a taxi or are their buses that go there? Can't find anything about it online
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  6. TBaker34

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    Thanks for all the help. Still trying to decide on what to do.
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  7. nickmsmith

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    looks like about 15 mins from downtown.

    www.nashvillezoo.org/
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  9. TBaker34

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    Thanks! This is our first trip together with just us two so I don't want to just do nothing
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  10. nickmsmith

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    Where are you from? Let us know how you like it! It's better than nothing, I guess. Admissions a little steep. If I remember correctly it was like 15 bucks a person, which is a lot considering the lack of interesting animals.
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