Memphis' Top Attractions: Memphis Zoo | Memphis Smoke and Vape Shop

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The Memphis Zoo, found in Midtown Memphis, Tennessee, is domestic to more than 3,500 creatures speaking to over 500 distinctive species. Made in April 1906, the zoo has been a major inhabitant of Overton Stop for more than 100 years. The arrival right now assigned to the Memphis Zoo was characterized by the Overton Stop ace arrange in 1988, it is claimed by the City of Memphis. In 2008, the Memphis Zoo was positioned “#1 Zoo within the U.S.” by The positioning was based on guest conclusions. Since the early 1990s, the Memphis Zoo has contributed over $77 million for redesign and development. The zoo’s creature tenants dwell in three zones with 19 shows, such as Teton Journey, Northwest Section and China. The Memphis Zoo is a licensed part of the Affiliation of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).


On 4 April 1906, the Memphis Park Commission built the zoo with $1200. Through Col. Robert Galloway, head of the Commission, 23 cages and concrete bear engravings were built in August 1906, with a further $3,628.

The first building in 1907, Galloway Hall, was completed by Memphis Zoo. In honor of Col. Galloway, it was named, but later demolished for new exposition. Built in 1909 to house the first cats in the zoo, Carnivora Building was later replaced by Cat Country and turned into an inner zoo restaurant.

Inaugurated in 1910, the Elephant Building remains the main building in the education department of the zoo, but the electrons were moved to the exhibit at African Veldt.

The Botanical Show House was opened in 1916. Later it became the Tropical Bird Center.

In 1923 the zoo Memphis bought a ring barn from the police department of Memphis, which in the early 1900s used the building as a base to establish a horsemen’s patrol .. A collection of birds and rare hoofstock is the round grenade exhibit of the zoo.

The first exhibit of the primate zoo, Monkey Island, was built in 1936. In 1995, Primate Canyon was demolished.


The zoo is home to modern exhibits, which represent the natural habitats of animals, such as: 

  • Once Upon A Farm
  • Cat Land
  • Primate Canyon
  • Dragon’s Lair
  • Night Animals,
  • Tropical Bird House
  • Herpetarium
  • Aquarium
  • African Veldt
  • Zambezi River Hippo Camp
  • China
  • Teton Trek 
  • Northwest Passage

A walk of about 4 miles (3.2 km) is required to see all exhibits. Trams provide guided tours of exhibits on a seasonal basis at a small regular charge and trams are also helpful for shuttles between faraways. Other attractions on the zoo include the carousel, the ride area, the miniature road with picturesque views to the Once Upon A Farm exhibit and several theme-friendly gift shops and restaurants which operate seasonal in many of these facilities. A kid’s playground is situated next to the Cat House Café. 

The zoo runs a skateboarding ice rink seasonally and the tempting rink is 5,400 m2. For a fee from March to October 2012, camel tours and giraffe feed are offered.

Across three sections, the zoo is divided into 19 separate exhibits.

This amazing museum is located in beautiful Memphis, Tennessee, along with these other must-see museums you shouldn’t miss: 

  • Graceland
  • Beale Street
  • National Civil Rights Museum 
  • Stax Museum of American Soul Music
  • Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum
  • Mud Island
  • Shelby Farms Park

These amazing museums are located just down the street from our location at South Third Street across from The Southgate Shopping Center. Stop by for a visit anytime!

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