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Phoenix Zoo

Address: 455 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85008 (Camelback East)
Phone Number: 602-273-1341
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Ranked #19 of 93 Attractions in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: You'll find nearly any animal you can think of at this 125-acre, internationally renowned zoo, where fascinating trails lead you through an African savanna, a tropical rainforest and the Arizona environs, complete with wildlife of the respective region. Highlights are the giant Galapagos tortoises and a baboon colony.
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Spokane, Washington
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

The Phoenix Zoo is a great zoo! The paths through the zoo are easy to follow and well kept. The animal exhibits are larger than many zoos and in most cases match their natural habitats. Because of the weather in Phoenix there are some animals (such as some types of bears, penguins, etc.) that can not be housed at this... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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47 reviews 47 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

I had not been to the zoo in almost 10 years so this was such a treat to see all the new additions and renovations! The zoo has so many wonderful walking paths, lots of sitting areas (benches) park tables etc) lush scenery, ponds and reasonably priced snack bars throughout the park. In addition, there is FREE parking and they... More

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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88 reviews 88 reviews
12 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Went to the zoo for the first time in many years. I've gone for Zoolights in the evening, but I haven't been during the day in a really long time. Ended up buying 2 zoo memberships because the agent told us it would be a better bargain. After signing up and entering the zoo, realized that they nickel and dime... More

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Springfield, Missouri
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93 reviews 93 reviews
16 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

We took our grandsons here recently and were underwhelmed compared to other zoos we have visited. This one pales in comparison to Wildlife World Zoo in the West Valley. The animals were very spread out so we didn't get to see everything and we felt that the extras - $5 to feed the giraffe - were way too pricey. Overall... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

We love this zoo. ... we always love to ride the train. ... camel ride is also amazing factor. ...food is pretty good. ... walking and sightseeing is wonderful experience. ... There are plenty of chairs, rest stops( table and chairs), snacks stop and restroom. ... The restroom is clean. ... attendants are friendly. ...always smiling, hi & hello and... More

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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Our first time at the Phoenix Zoo and we had a wonderful time! We spent a few hours and only saw about half the zoo. The zoo is bigger than I anticipated and from what I expected from some of the previous reviews. It was very clean. The staff was very nice and helpful. The exhibits were nice, enclosures were... More

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Boss told me to take Saturday and couldn't think of a better way to spend it then taking the kids to the Phoenix Zoo. It was my first time as well as my 2 year old son and we had an absolute blast. Very kid friendly; young, old - doesn't matter. We especially enjoyed stingray bay, when you can touch... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

This zoo has lots of room for lots of visitors. Very relaxing with exciting animals to see. My favorites were the Prairie dogs and Bears. Animals look very well cared for. One can easily spend all day here and not get bored.

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Toronto
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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Went with my family including my one year old daughter. Lots of animals to see, some fences have openings so the little ones can see. The highlight was feeding the giraffes, they are beautiful creatures. A little extra - I think $5 to feed them - which I found a little pricey. Overall good experience, would recommend.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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18 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The area is huge and the number of animal are fairly large variety of reptiles Orangutan. One keep looking at the variety of animals, maintaining so many animals in such a heat is a great task. It takes along time to go through it but it is not waste at all . Have place fro drink and snacks.

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