Zoos and Animal Attractions in the Georgia Mountains

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  1. Smart English With Mizanur says:

    Hi, Alyce. 

    I am glad and very much desirous to walk through Georgia if there may happen any chance to visit there. The picture that you have drawn really grabs the attention of the visitors. 

    Georgia is home to a variety of natural animal species, but it’s nice to see the zoos with animals that don’t live in the area naturally. The North Georgia Zoos, Parks, Animals Sanctuaries, and Vineyards have a lot more to offer than I expected. So, overall it’s an awesome place to visit!

    • Alyce says:

      Hello Mizanur, It’s really nice to change pace for a bit and interact with animals. If you get the chance, definitely check out The North Georgia Zoo and their unique events that allow you to get up close with the animals. Enjoy!

  2. Joyce Easton says:

    How I wish I had visited the North Georgia Zoo more than once! It’s so amazing to know that almost similar climates are all over the place. I believe I’m going to have so many things to do on the mountain of North Georgia whenever I have the opportunity to pay a visit.

    It could be so funny that there are still countless people living in Georgia as we speak that haven’t visited the zoo, while many people from other states and foreign countries would have visited a couple of times in the past. I’ll surely come along with my 3-year-old Alsatian female dog. She’s been my companion all along. Thanks.


    • Alyce says:

      Hi Joyce, the North Georgia Zoo is definitely a special place, and they have come up with some really creative events that incorporate their amazing animals.

      I would caution against taking your dog to other exhibits involving animals though, as this interaction could upset the other animals (at least that is what I’ve been told when asking about local pet policies). Make sure to call ahead and ask about the pet policy to make sure that your sweet dog will be welcomed. 


  3. DorcasW says:

    Hello; I will definitely call for reservation before I venture out to any of the Georgia Mountain attractions. I enjoyed looking at the baby sheep and Goats. I am sure that a personal contact with them, as well as some other domestic animals, would revive every dead vibe in me.

     However, the cat and her young scares me. Touring the mountain path, for me would have to be heavily guarded, those Cats make me afraid!!!


    • Alyce says:

      Hi Dorcas, It’s great to have a healthy respect for the power of the wild animals, but in my experience cats usually seem to shy away… still, you definitely want to be prepared and smart about visiting their habitats!!

  4. Colleen says:

    I love the concept of your website! I had no idea that there was so much to do in the mountains of North Georgia! As I am reading over your description, I can not help but notice that we have similar climates. I am from Temecula, California, and wouldn’t you know that I live across the street from several Alpaca farms as well as several miles for countless wineries. I see that your wineries boast that animals walk freely around. Well, here, the most you will see are dogs roaming.

    I am particularly interested in visiting the North Georgia Zoo Cleveland and going on a Wolf Experience tour! As a native Southern Californian, I have been to the San Diego Zoo and The Wild Animal Park countless times, but they do not offer a wolf encounter. Thank you for the information! If I am ever to get to Alabama to see relatives, I am going to mention the mountains of North Georgia! How far away from Montgomery would this zoo be?  

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Colleen, I’d guess that Montgomery is about a 4 hour drive from the area, but you may want to give yourself extra time to stop and see things along the way. There are so many wonderful animal encounters at the North Georgia Zoo that look really unique and innovative. 

      I’m hoping to visit the San Diego Zoo some day, as they seem to be one of the best zoos in the country!

  5. Genia Ashley says:

    I love taking my kiddos to the zoo & animal sanctuary…We just have so much fun, watching them & how they live in captivity..

    There’s just so much you could learn when visiting either place…

    Plus wild animals end up living longer living in captivity than in the wild..

    But even though I’m from Georgia, I have never visited there attractions..So these will be on my list next time we hit out of state for our next vacation.

    Really good stuff to read..I very much enjoyed!!

    keep up the great work!

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Genia, I’m glad you’ve learned about some fun new places that you can explore in North Georgia. There are some really fun opportunities and family memories to make at these special animal exhibits!

  6. Tom says:

    Hi Alyce,

    It is always cool to see different animals on when travelling. I love zoos when it is obvious that the animals are happy and well looked after.The Chestatee Wildlife Preserve and Zoo looks like one I would like to visit with my family. My wife has had a thing for big cats since she went on safari in Kenya.

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Tom, I agree with you wife and find cats to be absolutely fascinating and beautiful creatures. Even with the little one in my house, the energy is a fun thing to be around. 

  7. Jessie says:

    Thank you for the awesome post!  I love going to zoos around the Eastern part of America.  I take my kids to one at least once every six months!  My kids ages are two and one.  Speaking of that, which one of these attractions do you think would be good for a family of four?

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Jessie, The North Georgia Zoo is probably the biggest space so if your family is up for it, this would be a great way to spend the day. If you just want a shorter excursion then you may enjoy one of the faster / smaller attractions that won’t require too much focus from the little ones. I hope you all enjoy your trip!!

  8. Kara says:

    I have been researching and dreaming of places to go to see Tigers for YEARS now! It is number one on my dream vacation spots. I didn’t know there was a spot like this is Georgia, I am going to be adding this to one of my must-visit places for sure! Getting to feed them too!? AMAZING!!

    I am so glad you included the prices here as well as that is a huge deciding factor for me.

    I was just discussing with a co-worker the other day how lucky we are here in St. Louis to still have a completely FREE zoo.

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Kara, I am a huge fan of zoos and animal attractions as well — I love that you have a FREE zoo in the St Louis area!!

  9. Chloe says:

    The presence of animals in any vacation have been a very lovely means of fun for everyone especially kids. Who doesn’t want to see a big cat? So far information gathered by me about spending a vacation at the Georgia mountains have been really thrilling. With all honesty I’ll love to visit and have these experience of a lifetime. Thanks for sharing

    • Alyce says:

      I definitely enjoy time spent with animals, and as a cat person myself, having the chance to interact with the biggest ones is a very exciting option!

  10. John says:

    The lasso farm looks really cool like need need to go there. They do have some nice attractions there. Zooing has never been my thing but my sister has reainh made me like animals and I have affection for them. I will be visiting with my sister definitely. Thank you for the detailed information. Cheers!

  11. Henderson says:

    Who wouldn’t love to visits the lovely animals at the zoo. Its very nice that you can share this here. I really do love the zoo and I like seeing the animals. There is so much to choose from but I see one of them offers discounts so maybe that’s the one I’ll be going to with my famy. Nice one!

    • Alyce says:

      I agree — spending time with animals is lovely! Plus, there is a lot of great work being done by these zoos and rescue groups — your visit will help them continue their work with the animals. 

  12. Kevin says:

    I love the zoo! Unfortunately, I haven’t been to one for a while now. The last time was when I traveled to Washington D.C. which was a few months ago. The Chestatee Wildlife Preserve and Zoo looks very interesting, especially feeding the tigers. I’m assuming there are some precautions taken, but are you really up close to the tigers? Like to the point that you can touch them?

    • Alyce says:

      The “breakfast with the big cats” does require getting up close — you are basically there for their daily feeding in the morning. Whether or not you can touch them will “depend on their mood” (and yours).

  13. Furkan says:

    It is good that you listed these zoos. My little cousin wants to go to a zoo and I want to do that for his birthday. Chestate Wildlife Preserve is open every day and it is quite close where my cousin lives. I can take him and just go there in 20 minutes. Seriously thanks for suggestions.

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