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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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I love zoos. While visiting my family in Surprise, we traveled (my parents, brother, sister-in-law, and pre-teen nephew) to Phoenix to visit the zoo. What a fun day! Even in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I really enjoyed the zoo. It was very big and had many things the children could explore. There were two separate water splash zones so make sure you bring water gear for the children because in this hot sun they will enjoy it. Also for the price you pay very worth it.

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Coral Springs, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I love zoos. While visiting my family in Surprise, we traveled (my parents, brother, sister-in-law, and pre-teen nephew) to Phoenix to visit the zoo. What a fun day! Even in the heat of the Arizona summer, the zoo has misters throughout and benches for resting. The animals seem well-cared for. LOVED the Monkey Village!! It's a big zoo with lots... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Loved the zoo....so many different interesting animals to see...and for an extra few dollars you can feed the giraffes or ride the camels. It's a huge venue, so be prepared to walk...a lot....great way to burn some calories and be well entertained. It's a little pricey, as is the food in the kiosks, however it's really no different than buying... More 

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Gilbert, Arizona, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Beautiful zoo with a nice focus on desert animals. We always enjoy every trip here. Nicer in the cooler months, but never a disappointment.

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This zoo is awesome. From being able to hand feed giraffes to riding on a camel, it has something that will wow your kids. There is a spot where you can actually walk through an enclosure and monkeys are flying high in the trees above you. You are right in there with the monkeys getting an up close view of... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I love the Phoenix Zoo. Yes, it is hot in the summer, but if you go in the morning, you will still be able to see the animals. There are two different splash pad stations available for kids to cool off. I prefer to visit in the cooler months. Walking through the Forest of Uco provides a great workout. ZooLights... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Husband and I visited here around 12pm in July (they close at 2pm during summer months). We were able to walk around and see MOST of the animals, very cool to see the exotic ones. Make sure you bring water!! They have stands around the zoo, but water bottles are expensive, and they have fountains to fill your own bottle.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We visited the Phoenix Zoo in late July 2015 in 108° temperatures. This is clearly not the busy season. Crowds were moderate and the zoo closes this time of year at 2 pm. The zoo is somewhat small, but nicely maintained with friendly employees. Definitely worth a visit. Although both we and the animals were feeling a bit lethargic due... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We just moved to Phoenix from Indianapolis and were very impressed with their zoo. They are a big zoo for not receiving any tax or government money to run (the Indianapolis zoo was like this and small in comparison). It was very clean and the staff was very friendly. They have Arizona repressed well, with a section for local wildlife.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

July visit was humid and hot, but nothing too different from a visit to the National Zoo in DC. This is not a huge, overwhelming zoo. One issue is that they close at 2pm in the summer due to heat. We arrived around 7:30 am, and even at that early hour, a lot of the animals were lethargic. The zoo... More 

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Additional Information about Phoenix Zoo

Address: 455 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85008
Phone Number: +1 602-286-3800
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Phoenix>  > Camelback East
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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