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Address: 9305 Pismo Avenue, Atascadero, CA 93422
Phone Number: 805.461.5080
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Small child kid friendly

This is not the largest Zoo however it is very kid friendly and staff will explain things if you ask. Adjacent to a nice park so if you bring a picnic kids lave fun there too!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
Pamela M
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Santa Margarita, California
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San Luis Obispo
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Lots of fun to bring the family. The ice cream social is our favorite! The lady at the front selling tickets is rather rude but the rest of the team are great. The animals are obviously the reason we go, very cool!

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Santa Margarita, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

This is not the largest Zoo however it is very kid friendly and staff will explain things if you ask. Adjacent to a nice park so if you bring a picnic kids lave fun there too!

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Rural California
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

It has recently been updated and looks much better for visitors and the animals. Our grandchildren enjoy seeing the animals and it is within Atascadero Lake Park so other activities as picnics, band concerts, wine festival and play ground are accessible to them.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Very clean and nice zoo. Although very small, my 3 and 1-year olds loved it. Took about 30 mins to see but enjoyed the park next door for another hour. We weren't disappointed at all and had a blast.

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Salinas, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Quaint zoo with varied animals. Red panda, tortoise and Malayan Tiger were among the varied animals. I have a toddler that was able to walk leisurely, without crowds and enjoy each exhibit at our pace. We were done with in an hour but I can definitely see families with older kids finish with in 15-30 minutes. We became members, which... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

They did not have a lot of animals and a few exhibits were empty. I thought the tiger was in a small enclosure. My son and I walked it in less then a half an hour. Personally I won't go back. I thought it was pricy for what it was. But I have friends in the area who are members... More 

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Fremont, California
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38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 via mobile

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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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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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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Address: Address: 9305 Pismo Avenue, Atascadero, CA 93422
Phone Number: 805.461.5080
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Atascadero

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