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Louisiana Purchase Gardens And Zoo

1405 Bernstein Park Road

The Louisiana Purchase Gardens & Zoo is the premier family tourism destination in northeast Louisiana, boasting a beautifully landscaped facility, a diverse collection of animals, a professional, dedicated staff and strong community support.

We're dedicated to conservation, preservation and education, especially when it comes to native species. Discover a world of natural intrigue as you explore the 82-acre Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo. The zoo is home to approximately 440 exotic animals representing about 167 different species.The zoo holds various seasonal festivities that include the Easter Egg Extravaganza, Ride & Roar, & Boo at the Zoo.


Kerry H

Monday, July 23, 2018
Love this zoo. Small but very interactive. Lots of shade in the very, very hot Summer months with a splash pad to cool down. Bring a swim suit and a towel. Has a snack bar with very good food - burgers, fries, etc. Limited gift shop but fun for little kiddos. Picnic table outside the gates if you prefer to bring a lunch. Animals are well cared for. No terrible smells which says to me that they keep the pens clean. The boat ride is awesome. Kids loved it. Very reasonable pricing. Highly suggest for a fun family outing. The swimming tiger was the most fun to me as it was very interactive the day we went.

Anita Humphries

Friday, May 18, 2018
There have been many improvements since our last visit. There were more flowers and well kept gardens. Shade trees cover most of the walkways now, allowing a more comfortable stroll through the sites. The boat ride tour guides enrich the experience with colorful stories and friendly banter. Every staff member we encountered made pleasant conversations. Progress in greater animal freedom and comfort was obvious. The slash pad increased the fun x 10 for the kids. We had a wonderful day.

April Cole

Wednesday, July 4, 2018
We loved this zoo. The animals are well cared for, the exhibits are up close and personal. We liked the monkeys here best of all. You can take a boat ride down their river. We spent about an hour and a half here. The price was very reasonable for a small zoo. Well worth it to stop in.

Heather Faherty

Wednesday, July 25, 2018
The zoo was decent however they really need to train there staff to take off the halters on the animals in the petting zoo more often. It was obvious that the halters had been on those animals so long that it rubbed the hair off. The poor donkey and mini horses skin was rubbed raw. 😡 Halters should never be left on for more than a few hours at a time. I feel this should be common sense, however it seems some training is needed.


Wednesday, June 13, 2018
We loved the new North American exhibit with wolves, deer, coyotes, foxes and black bear. They still have a great collection of large cats, including a tiger we watched play in a pool with a big orange ball. The boat guide was charming and informative. Our daughter also spent a lot of time in the splash pad. It was a good way to spend a hot day in Monroe.

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Upcoming Events at Louisiana Purchase Gardens And Zoo

Boo At The Zoo

Saturday, Oct 27, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Monroe, LA
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Easter EGGstravaganza

Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 from 11:00am to 1:00pm
Monroe, LA
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