Have you ever seen a Meerkat up close? How about a Gabon Viper or a Snow Leopard? The zoos in the area will allow you to marvel at these wonderful animals as well as hundreds more. Many species are endangered and our local zoos do their part to save these precious species from vanishing entirely. Show your support for the beauty and diversity of nature while you spend a wonderful day in awe and amazement.
|Georgia Hartwell Region|
Bear Hollow Wildlife Trail and Free Zoo!
In Memorial Park
293 Gran Ellen Dr.
(In the Five Points Area)
Free zoo (donations are appreciated), open 9am to sunset daily, 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month they have guided animal feeding tours, every 2nd and 4th Saturday the classrooms are open for younger visitors to do projects and to see and touch live animals.
This zoo is in Memorial Park which also has picnic areas, restrooms, dog area, a lake, nature trail, playground and swimming pool. The path around the lake is great for kid’s bikes and strollers.
|South Carolina Clemson Region|
Greenville Zoo/Cleveland Park
150 Cleveland Park Dr. (Cleveland Park at Washington St.)
Greenville, SC 29601
If you belong to another zoo, you might get in free or at a discounted rate.
Open daily 10am – 4:30pm, closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.
This wonderful zoo is close to downtown Greenville. Playground, picnic areas, tennis & volleyball courts and walking paths are also located in Cleveland Park. The Fernwood Nature Trail is found at the horse stable end of Cleveland Park on Woodland Way, across from the sculpture play area. It runs up a creek bed and is about ¼ mile long.
175 Riverbend Rd.
Greenville, SC 29617
At the foot of Paris Mountain
Open Sat. 9am to 4pm, call for weekday hours, closed Sundays.
Free petting zoo next to the horse stables, picnic tables, hiking trails, small children can by appointment be lead around on a horse for a very nominal fee, horseback riding lessons