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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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What a great habitat for animals!! We felt like little kids (and we're not) watching the anteaters scrounging for ants, the wolves running in a pack, and the golden eagles... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Rochester Hills, MI
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Englewood, Colorado
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Lots to do! Fun to walk around. Highly recommend to anyone visiting Phoenix. Our favorites were the giraffes( which you can even feed!) the lions, and the Tigers.

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Indianapolis
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

The Phoenix zoo has a nice variety of animals and has a lot of space, which allowed for minimal crowding at any exhibit. Overall, the exhibits seemed a little dated. Certain areas were under construction, which hopefully means exhibits are being upgraded. Overall, it was a fair value consistent with other zoos we have visited. Given the location, I would... More 

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New Jersey
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

This zoo has a lot of different animals but they only have 1 of each species. We went around mid-day when it was about 80 degrees and the animals were not active, just basically laying around. Maybe it would have been better earlier.

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Rochester Hills, MI
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

What a great habitat for animals!! We felt like little kids (and we're not) watching the anteaters scrounging for ants, the wolves running in a pack, and the golden eagles spreading their huge wings! The environments are each tailored for a specific animal and they are quite spectacular. To me the area of reptiles could use an update, and the... More 

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Kingman, Arizona
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75 reviews 75 reviews
29 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

This was my second trip to the zoo (during Spring Training). We went early in the morning this time so many more of the animals were out and about. If you go anytime after the temps exceed 85 degrees don't expect to see much. The animals like to hug the shade as much as you will need to. Don't get... More 

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Benson, Arizona
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

This review will be short because there isn't much to say. Normal zoo with the usual animals. It was spread out, which I liked because it didn't feel crowded. My kids enjoyed seeing the animals. I felt it was worth the money we paid, which was half off due to having a partnering membership somewhere else. I don't think it... More 

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Saint Thomas, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

We really loved this Zoo. The animals are very loved by the staff. Hope to come back here sometime. All families should see this Zoo.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This is a wonderful zoo where the animals are easy to see, it is spread out to thin the crowds and the Sting Rays are amazing. The train ride was very informative and a nice way to cool off.

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Riverton, Utah
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Our family of 7 (5 kids ranging from 3-14) enjoyed a day at the Phoenix Zoo. We didn't see nearly everything. The younger kids mostly wanted to play in the splash parks. There were - the cavern is better. We wore swimsuits but it really wasn't necessary. As a parent I wouldn't wear my swimsuit next time. I hardly got... More 

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Forest Hills, NY
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Really nice- and felt like we were getting the "desert" experience. The kids loved it and it was so fun seeing all the animals- in particular, the desert dwellers.

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