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Bear Hollow Zoo: Did you know Athens has a FREE Zoo!



There are plenty of fun things to do in Athens that don't cost a dime. Bear Hollow Zoo is home to a variety of non-releasable wildlife residents. These animals have encountered a challenge that they could not overcome, either physical or behavioral, and have been placed here to live out their lives serving as ambassadors for their species. They are here to educate our visitors about the wonderful wildlife with which we share space.

Bear Hollow Zoo is located within Memorial Park.


Memorial Park is open from 8 AM to sunset on weekdays and 9 AM to sunset on weekends and holidays. Bear Hollow Zoo is open from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM daily. Only service animals are permitted within Bear Hollow Zoo.

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