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Phoenix Zoo

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Address: 455 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85008
Phone Number: +1 602-286-3800
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Description: Visit the Phoenix Zoo and explore a wondrous world of curiosity...
Visit the Phoenix Zoo and explore a wondrous world of curiosity, imagination and discovery. For more than half a century, the Zoo and its animals have amazed guests from across Phoenix and around the globe. Whether you are on the lookout for awe-inspiring Asian elephants, on safari to spot the great Sumatran tiger or seeking towering giraffes roaming the savanna - a day at the Zoo offers adventures like no other place in the Valley. With cafes, shops, lush gardens and exciting experiences like Stingray Bay, Giraffe Encounter, Monkey Village, Safari Train, 4-D Theater and many more, your visit to the Zoo will be memorable for the entire family. The Phoenix Zoo is one of the nation's largest non-profit zoos, committed to conservation and providing experiences that inspire people and motivate them to care for the natural world.
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This Zoo is huge! Lots of animals which most were visable. The day i went was not too hot, so i was able to enjoy the grounds and take my time. The fee to get in is reasonable. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Lynbrook, New York
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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94 reviews 94 reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We used to live in Phoenix in 2006-2008 and loved the zoo, in fact we were members. We've been to many zoos across the US as my whole family enjoys zoos. We were in town once again, with friends, and told them all about how great this zoo was. They liked it, but we were disappointed. The animal habitats were... More 

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Lynbrook, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This Zoo is huge! Lots of animals which most were visable. The day i went was not too hot, so i was able to enjoy the grounds and take my time. The fee to get in is reasonable. I highly reccomend.

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Red Deer
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I have been to zoos but not like this one. I was so open and you felt like you were near the animals not just in cages. Concession was great and reasonably priced . We took in all the events and spent a whole day there.VERY HELPFUL STAFF!!

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salt lake city
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66 reviews 66 reviews
13 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Even though it was a little pricey for a zoo, I think it is one of the best zoos I have been too. The animals seemed to have great habitats and were not crammed into tiny enclosures.After spending a few hours at the zoo, I felt that it was a good value and felt that the animals being well cared... More 

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Alabama
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed our visit to the Phoenix Zoo very much. The day was not too hot so we took our time. Grounds were very clean. Employees were helpful.

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Sedona, Arizona
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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Often, the animals are not visible or the stalls are empty. We do take our grandson to the zoo but only because there are no other zoologic option in this area.

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Freeport, New York
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Free parking, look for discount coupons in local paper. Shaded areas easy to maneuver strollers can be rented on site. Not the Bronx Zoo but lovely way to spend the day. Food stands are available and restrooms

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

It's the Zoo, filled with wonderful animals and a chance to wander around in the outdoors especially on a beautiful spring day in arizona. Personally, i prefer the World Wildlife park in Litchfield as a great place to roam around in. But, the Phoenix Zoo is getting better each year as well, plus it has a more centralized Phoenix location... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

The value ticket 28$ was my choice, giving access to all the exhibition plus the 20-minut train tour, the 20-minute 4D IMAX show, the stingray bay and other things I don't remember. The zoo is large, though everything is at a walkable distance. There's plenty of food and drink huts plus water fountains. The exhibition is great and you really... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I love the Phoenix Zoo! There is so much to do and see, it truly takes all day and more, if you have it. There are plenty of places to rest and take a breather when the walking gets to be too much. Also, there are bathrooms and restaurants all throughout the zoo. The prices are typical of a zoo... More 

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