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Parque de las Leyendas (Zoo)

Av La Marina Cuadra 24, Lima, Peru
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Ranked #47 of 129 attractions in Lima
Type: Zoos
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Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I took my two year daughter last Sunday and we made sure to arrive early (10 am) to enjoy the morning before the crowds. There are two zoos in the Lima area, this and another heading out towards Chosica. I asked my Peruvian friends and this is the traditional (50 year old) zoo that is the classic zoo for Lima.... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We went on a Monday afternoon and may have been the only people in the park. Admission is only 10 soles and you get to see beautiful exotic animals (so many monkeys and birds that I had never seen before in an American zoo). The rainforest section is especially beautiful as it's designed with huge trees, rivers, and huts to... More

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

My first word of advice: DON'T GO ON A WEEKEND!!! Although a big place, there were long queues of people pushing and shoving to get in. There must have been thousands entering and I'm not exaggerating. It was very much a family day out on the Sunday we went. Most people had come with their picnic food and equipment. Every... More

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Los Angeles, California
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102 reviews 102 reviews
20 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

Keep in mind this is Peru, so if you manage expectations - you're not going to find San Diego Zoo here; this can be a very fun day. Zoo is set in a historical Huaca, so you get Archeology as well as animals. The native animal areas are divided by geographic regions of Peru and lots of native animals we... More

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SILVER CITY
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4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

This zoo is amazing.. very well done. It is constructed around some ancient Inca ruins that are continuously being excavated.. It also surprised me that seniors are free.. It is clean, well landscaped.. the animals look healthy and happy and active. We all were very pleased!!

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Burbank, California
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5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

My wife and I just wanted to see Capybaras, a native Peruvian animal. After wandering around this zoo for quite a while, it was apparent that it was kind of run-down. Plus, there were exhibits from Oil and Mining companies! Pretty much the opposite of what a zoo should be about. In addition, there were no maps except by the... More

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Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

For a new family moving to Lima this is really a good place to go. Not only does it offer a variety of animals but also play areas for the kids as well as educational tours. From going on foot through parts of the park to a carridge ride. I have visited this place 4 times since arriving 2011 and... More

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Spijkenisse, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013 via mobile

It is not a typical zoo as I am used to but then again this is Peru. I enjoyed my time here and saw some animals that I never saw before. The kids place is nice but a bit old. The zoo itself has very. Modern things and well maintained but also some very old stuff and not maintained at... More

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Cancun
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17 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013 via mobile

Although some parts are currently undergoing renovations, it is still a great place to see endemic species of animals you were not able to see in Peru.

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Guntersville, Alabama
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107 reviews 107 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

This is a attraction made for locals and just for this fact worth a look. The park las Leyendas is a mixture of zoo, bothanical park and ancient peruvian ruins, located 25 minutes from Miraflores district. There are a newer instalations like the "felinario" and older ones visited mainly by locals. We saw a great effort to renew this park... More

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