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Charles Paddock Zoo

9305 Pismo Avenue, Atascadero, CA 93422
805.461.5080
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Ranked #2 of 13 attractions in Atascadero
Type: Zoos
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

My son and I had some time to kill while my husband was at work. We had taken our daughter who is 18 years old now back when she was 8 or 9 years old. Our son who is 12 loved it. Felt good about walking through there and we had a great time trying to find all the new... More

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Los Osos, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The zoo is very small: it only takes about 45 minutes to see it all at a very leisurely pace. Admission is cheap, and visitors can see most of the animals close up.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We have a season pass. My kids take thier scooters and bikes and ride around to see the animals. We are usually there 10-15 mins. Then it's off to the lake park next store. Occasionally we have a picnic in the picnic area. Not a lot of animals, but it is what it is.

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Sacramento, California, Usa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Simple and small, many animals reside in well arranged homes, with all the amenities of the jungle or forest.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We checked it out to kill some time before a wedding. It took about an hour to cover everything. I found it boring, but my stepson and wife had a good time.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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43 reviews 43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Very suitable for children. It will hold their attention for the short while it takes to go through.

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

This zoo is next to a park. If you have a family or even if you do not, this is a great stop. The zoo is small, however it is clean and easy to navigate. The kids were really excited about seeing and learning about the variety of animals. There is a small gift shop and plenty of opportunities to... More

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Atascadero, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I have taken my grandchildren to this zoo several times over the years because I have found it be a good venue to expose the kids to animals they may not see anywhere else. I particularly enjoy taking them by the Tiger cage and letting them gaze incredibly at the beautiful tiger on display. I have also been pleasantly surprised... More

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Cupertino, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We didn't have high hopes considering the size of the place or the place. But it turned out even less interesting within a few minutes of the visit. Other than a few exotic ones (which is why I give average), its not that good.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013 via mobile

Do not support this awful place inder the guise of an animal sanctuary. Poor animals. DEPRESSING!!! Saddest poor animals stuck in tiny cages. What is wrong with you people who faves this place favorable reviews???

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