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Address: 9305 Pismo Avenue, Atascadero, CA 93422
Phone Number: 805.461.5080
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Yes, it is a small zoo but well cared for. The stuff was all very kind and happy to answer questions. It was not crowded at all, so you could watch animals without feeling... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Orange County, California
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Orange County, California
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yes, it is a small zoo but well cared for. The stuff was all very kind and happy to answer questions. It was not crowded at all, so you could watch animals without feeling rushed. It does have a small gift shop with zoo related items. Nice place to spend 15-30 minutes and then you can move on to the... More 

Thank grumpy943
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21 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They have some unusual animals but The zoo is very small. The cost to get is priced right, but it is still nice to see the different animals.

Thank Lori G
Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand
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57 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

We expected a small zoo but did not expect it to be so small. There was only 1 set of bathrooms for the entire place. The animals seemed well taken cared of. Loved the King Vultures & Malayan Tigers.

1 Thank Denis_Colin_Zhu
Santa Barbara, California
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58 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

This is a small but very fun little zoo. It is within the park so take a picnic and enjoy the afternoon and visit the animals.

1 Thank AprilleWright
Paso Robles, California
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

My child Stephan and I had the most wonder filled experience observing all of the creatures this zoo had to offer in their very true to life natural looking habitats. The animals all seemed well bred and the zoo keepers definitely did not incorporate any sexual behavior into the routine maintenance of these majestic creatures

Thank Benjamin G
Atascadero, California
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525 reviews
203 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 260 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The Atascadero Zoo is small, very small. It is a fun trip with small children, so that they can have an experience with some birds and animals that they would not otherwise encounter. For adults without children, it will be a quick trip and not too exciting. There is at this time a lot of upgrading and renovating going on!... More 

1 Thank CharleySays
Billings, Montana
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102 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We had to kill some time in Atascadero and went to the park, not realizing that there was a small zoo there. As 2 adults, we enjoyed seeing the variety of animals on display and 45 minutes passed very quickly. It is located in Atascadero Park where after the zoo, your kids can play on the playground or ball field... More 

1 Thank Carol B
Buena Park, California
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208 reviews
89 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

My 2 daughters and I spent 90 minutes here. After reading the reviews, I thought there were only going to be 10 animal displays. Instead, I was pleasantly surprised with the 30 or so different animals. My younger daughter sketched all the animals, and the older daughter photographed them. The red panda and spider monkeys were extremely cute. It only... More 

1 Thank Matthew J
Atascadero, California
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is a delightful little zoo that will make you smile and feel good about seeing animals well cared for in a natural and well maintained environment. The red pandas are such a delight!

Thank BlancoBabe
Atascadero, California
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Clean, and our children enjoyed it very much. We plan on returing again later this year. We have relatives visiting from out of town.


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