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Charles Paddock Zoo

9305 Pismo Avenue, Atascadero, CA 93422
805.461.5080
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Ranked #3 of 13 Attractions in Atascadero
Type: Zoos
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Fremont, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Great zoo to relax and enjoy the animals. A small, clean zoo with healthy animals. My first encounter with a Fossa, and they have a beautiful Sumatra tiger. The staff at the zoo are friendly and helpful. Enjoy!

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Bakersfield, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 via mobile

I have a membership with my local zoo and this one is a reciprocal partner. We went here to kill some time and I was very surprised at the variety in the zoo, given its small size. Its true, it only takes about an hour to see the whole site, but I can say from my many zoo experiences, that... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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41 reviews 41 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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8 reviews 8 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
102 helpful votes 102 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
27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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