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Charles Paddock Zoo

9305 Pismo Avenue, Atascadero, CA 93422
805.461.5080
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Ranked #4 of 14 attractions in Atascadero
Type: Zoos
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English first
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 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
97 helpful votes 97 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
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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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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 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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Morro Bay, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

We have spent alot of time at this park over the last 25 years. We live on the coast so this is the perfect warm weather spot for us. Nice park with lots of trees and a lake. Perfect for bbq. Has volleyball nets and horseshoe pits, they even rent paddle boats in summer. The zoo is small but nice.... More

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Atascadero, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is a hidden gem of a small Zoo in Atascadero (15 minutes north or San Luis Obispo and 10 minutes south of Paso Robles) that has some of the most unique animals that you would not find at a large zoo. Great gift shop with reasonable prices. A must see when you are in the area.

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