Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo

1405 Bernstein Park Rd.
Monroe, LA 71202- Map It
(318) 329-2400

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Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo is at 1405 Bernstein Dr. This 100-acre site is home to more than 450 animals. The moated animal confines are surrounded by landscaped gardens. A children's zoo offers feeding and petting opportunities with pygmy goats, miniature Zebu cattle and horses and four-horned sheep. The Down Under Australia exhibit is home to a kookaburra, wallaroos, cockatoos and budgies. Boat rides through the habitats are available March through October. A splash pad also is open seasonally. Food is available.
$4.50; $3 (ages 3-12 and 65+). Boat ride $3. Phone ahead to confirm rates.
Hours: Daily 10-5. Closed Jan. 1, Thanksgiving and Christmas.