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Phoenix Zoo

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Neighborhood: Camelback East
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Address: 455 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85008
Phone Number: +1 602-286-3800
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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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A surprisingly large variety of animals of all types in a well kept and attractive venue. Parking is free, and admission fees vary (check their site). You can spend a very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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153 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A surprisingly large variety of animals of all types in a well kept and attractive venue. Parking is free, and admission fees vary (check their site). You can spend a very pleasant day here, and I recommend you do so!

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Chandler, Arizona
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220 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 524 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We decided to try the Zoo on a whim and enjoyed the animals and demonstrations. They also have a train/tram ride that takes you around the park. We did especially enjoy the living desert, lots of fun walking the paths and seeing indigenous animals. The spring seems to be a good time to go as the animals are very active... More 

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Alden, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Awesome. Many unique animals, monkey, the mom, dad, and baby orangutan were so fun to watch, and the Bald Eagle exhibit was amazing.

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Central Saanich, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a fun way to spend an evening. We went on a weeknight so it was not too crowded, was very well decorated. Too bad they could not incorporate some animals into the event. Was fun, but a little bit expensive.

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Concho, Arizona
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Phoenix Zoo has grown so much in the last 35 years! They continue to improve the animals' habitats which improves the visitors' experience at the zoo. Be sure to visit on a nice day in the winter, all the animals are so joyous over the weather they come out! Avoid the heat of the day in the summer, just... More 

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Taos, New Mexico, United States
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's expensive to get in, but worth it. This is the 2nd time we've been to this zoo and I think I'm going to join. It will save $$ in the long run.

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Prescott, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Really nice clean zoo. Animals are housed in natural looking habitats. Many have lots of room to run. As zoos go this is a really nice one

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We love going to the chimpanzee exhibit they are very active and the trainers are always feeding and training with them. The Tiger exhibit is also a lot of fun with active tigers! Stop by the giraffes first though when they having feeding time the are about 10ft away!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My grandson who is seven had never been to a zoo so he was excited to go. We spent the afternoon going through the exhibits and visiting the different animal displays. He is learning animal life cycles in school so this tied in with that. We both enjoyed it!

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Frankfort, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Although a bit smaller than many zoos I have visited, this zoo has much to offer. Around each bend is something to see. The zoo offered lots of green space and even felt cool, something important on hot AZ days. The zoo is well maintained, easily navigated in just a few hours or take your time and spend the day.... More 

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