Animal lovers, families, and groups can tour, touch, and feed at two unique wildlife attractions in Dahlonega. From exotic and endangered species to a variety of rare and unique farm animals, visitors enjoy hundreds of animals and can experience special walks and behind the scenes tours that are always favorites with adults and the kids!
Chestatee Wildlife Preserve
The Chestatee Wildlife Preserve features over 100 animals, with many different species and sits on over 20 acres of gently rolling farmland. The Preserve is a magical place to walk around or feed some of the animals. The pace of the Preserve is meant to be slow as guests meander among the exhibits. They can’t help but see and hear new things. This is when the questions usually start and volunteers circulating throughout the property are quick to help with answers that hopefully lead to more questions.
Chestatee Wildlife Preserve is a non-profit corporation and fully licensed rescue, exotic animal and wildlife preserve. The Preserve is funded through guest admission fees, corporate, and personal donations.
North Georgia Zoo & Petting Farm
North Georgia Zoo is home to over 80 different species of exotic animals. From alligators, monkeys, kangaroos, wildcats, zebras and more! Get up close and personal with some of their amazing animal ambassadors. Enjoy visiting with hundreds of animals! Visit with the new babies and meet some famous animals! Have fun feeding a variety or rare, mini, and unique farm animals. Join North Georgia Zoo for their new, improved Wildlife Walks - a hands on experience you won't forget!!
Take a ride through the zoo to view animals such as camels, zebras, water buffalo and more. Pony rides and bottle feeding are always a favorite with the kids! Visit us this year for your family adventure!