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The Calgary Zoo

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Neighborhood: Southeast Calgary
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Address: 1300 Zoo Rd NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 7V6, Canada
Phone Number: 403-232-9300
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Viewing foliage, Viewing wildlife
Description: This zoo is home to over 1,000 animals from all over the world, as well as...
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!
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Great place to spend the day, make sure you allow yourself at least 4 hours to explore. It's also very clean and fairly priced

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Great place to spend the day, make sure you allow yourself at least 4 hours to explore. It's also very clean and fairly priced

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Hinton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

The Calgary Zoo has wonderful habitats for all the animals that need space to roam. After seeing some of the zoos in the US, this one seems to have happy residents. New arrivals generate lots of interest and the docents do a great job of explaining to children the lives and habits of all the "inmates." I'm not fond of... More 

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Gibbons, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

i haven't been to the calgary zoo since i was a child (a long time ago)...and i went there last week...a little shocked by the ticket price...but that soon washed away...this place is awesome...so much to see and do...never pass up the opportunity to visit...you will not be disappointed

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

I have been going to the Calgary Zoo since the 1970's. I keep going back and it has enough changes to keep me interested and enough stays the same to keep me nostalgic. The prehistoric park is well worth the wander and a mainstay of any visit. The penguin exhibit is fantastic as is the African enclosures. Tucked away in... More 

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Just a short walk from downtown, across a nifty new bridge to St. Patrick's Island, the zoo has all the critters you know and love from North America and other locales. The new nature park adjacent to the zoo on the island is just lovely also, a nice relief from the bustle of downtown or the craziness of the Stampede.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

As far as zoos go, this one is average. Nothing exciting, but nothing horrible either. The site itself is pretty nice, wide pathways, lots of vegetation. There is a good variety of animals to see. Access to the zoo is pretty easy - drive and pay for parking, or park at a C-Train station, and take the train. The train... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW via mobile

Nice place to visit with young children, huge and long walk between different animals we enjoy every minutes their , recommend it

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

The moment you step into The Zoo, your feeling will be great ; the facilities provided at the main entrance via the C train was so extensive. Washrooms, information, cart / wagon on loan, Penguin plunge, food and gift shops; name what you want, and they are there to serve you.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

Possibly went at the worse time of year... End of March....weather was depressing, which was why we went to use up a days holiday... nearly $25 cad each plus 8 cad to park extra.... Thought the place was shut.....saw a very thin tiger, 2 sleeping bears, at a distance, no lions, and the whole place was pretty depressing..... ( only... More 

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Grande Prairie, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This is a good place to go for a short visit. The dinosaur exhibit is a waste of time its very dated and cheesy.

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