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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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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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Have been to Phoenix 7 or 8 times and never went to the zoo. It's a pretty neat place. Great selection of animals. You can get quite close to most of them. There is a really cool... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Huntersville, North Carolina

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

First time attending Zoo Lights. There's millions of them. Best with family, they put a lot of work into this. Christmas has begun.

Thank KDiPiazza
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Arrived at zoo just as it started to rain. We took in some exhibits and then watched 4d film when the rain picked up. Grisly Bear film was good as were the added efects of sound, water and rumblings in our seats. Zoo was well laid out and a sampling of well known animals. It appeared that the light show... More 

Thank Lovetobeonthego
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The evening holiday light display begins just after Thanksgiving and is spectacular! It appeals to all ages, children to the elderly, and is a very easy to tour.

Thank Richard U
Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The trip to the Phoenix Zoo is always a great time for kids to seniors. They have many attraction from animals, sting rays, snakes, water splash and gift shops. The Zoo lights are a must every year.

Thank Ann77777S
St. George, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was fun, but quite limited. Our grandchildren enjoyed it, but not sure I would go back again. We thought the entrance fee was kind of high for the quality of the animal exhibits.

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Baltimore, MD
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

On Sunday we spent the day at the zoo. I was pleasantly surprised at how nice it was. They are expanding and the exhibits were maintained and the zoo was clean. The staff there was very helpful and polite. Highly recommend it if visiting Phoenix.

Thank mdutzer
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This zoo is very kids friendly but in spite of lots kids activities doesn't have all kinds of animals. There is a restaurant with not very healthy choices. My advise would be to pack your lunch if you are into healthy eating.

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Huntersville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been to Phoenix 7 or 8 times and never went to the zoo. It's a pretty neat place. Great selection of animals. You can get quite close to most of them. There is a really cool Squirrel Monkey exhibit where you get walk amongst them. They are climbing on ropes and trees all around you. All in all I... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This zoo is beautiful! There is a wide variety of animals, also a large area dedicated to those of the sonoran desert (perfect for us tourists!). It's easy to find your way around. The animals were quite active and their exhibits looked very well kept. We also appreciated the proximity to the botanical gardens!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved it; wonderful zoo Lots of different animals in really good exhibits. Wear good walking shoes there are lots of animals to visit. Also great place to go at Christmas time. Go see zoolights. The music and the lights are coordinated and it's really beautiful at night. Loads of people there in the evening and lots of benchs to sit... More 

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