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The Calgary Zoo

1300 Zoo Rd NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 7V6, Canada (Southeast Calgary)
403-232-9300
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Ranked #10 of 229 Attractions in Calgary
Type: Zoos, Parks, Gardens
Activities: Viewing foliage, Viewing wildlife
Owner description: This zoo is home to over 1,000 animals from all over the world, as well as to nearly 6 acres of Botanical Gardens and a Prehistoric Park for dinosaur... more » Owner description: This zoo is home to over 1,000 animals from all over the world, as well as to nearly 6 acres of Botanical Gardens and a Prehistoric Park for dinosaur lovers. Open year round, it is never the same trip twice! Penguin Plunge opens February of 2012! « less
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

My experience at the Calgary zoo was extraordinary! There is many adventures to be experienced at the Calgary zoo! From bears in trees and tigers swimming, this experience is enjoyable and fun for the whole family. Next time your in Calgary don't miss the zoo, as it is one of the best activities to do in Calgary.

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Sumas, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

The Calgary Zoo is always a nice place to visit. We didn't have much time and didn't see everything. We were with family and the two babies were getting tired. We did see lots of the animals.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Our Zoo has gone under a great disaster with the flood. I was so upset to see our Great Zoo take such a bad hit. For me it was heart breaking, but for the kids. They were so excited and thought it was great, they were smaller the last time, In fact a week before the flood. They said it... More

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Calgary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We have not been to the zoo for quite a while since I hate paying extra for parking. A note to the wise -- carry change or a charge card since the impark machines accept no bills. A dilemma faced by one couple that had neither. If you have an AMA card, then present it for a reduction in your... More

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This is a world class zoo with a wide array of exhibits covering major animal groups from all over the world. Don't miss the indoor Antarctic environment (near the front entrance) with great penguin viewing. Gorillas and hippos are also amazing. Allow several hours for your visit. Good food service throughout the park, easy parking (pay) and reasonable entry fees.

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Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The Calgary Zoo has done wonderful things since being devastated by June 2013 floods. I had not been for years but had out of province company with children that wanted to see the zoo. I have always found the cost to be higher than I can afford to go more than once a year but I understand a facility like... More

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

after the last year flood they rebuild new attractions,buildings,food court.It is a great place to spend the weekend with your grandkids.Very relaxing atmosfere

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

It has been awhile since I've visited the Calgary Zoo and I am glad we did before the weather changes this winter. Overall the most impressionable area is the Penguin zone. We went on a weekend and actually left this until the end as it was rather busy. Luckily it ended up working in our favor due to less traffic... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The Calgary Zoo is a must see in Calgary. It's evolution has seen it change and grow to a place that encourages and produces animals that flourish within their care. It is a world class leader in Conservation and the heart and spirit of the people that work there is evident in the way they came back from the flooding... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The Calgary Zoo was a great experience. As a couple without children it was entertaining to see all the different wild life and animals the Zoo had to offer. Lots of great information at each exhibit about each animal which was informative. Calgary has done a great job getting the Zoo back up and running after last years devastating floods...

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