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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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Nice little zoo if you are willing to brave the heat!

We live in northern AZ, and ventured down to the zoo in March of this year with our 2 year old daughter. Even in March, it was pretty warm down in Phoenix - so be warned to bring... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Cottonwood, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We live in northern AZ, and ventured down to the zoo in March of this year with our 2 year old daughter. Even in March, it was pretty warm down in Phoenix - so be warned to bring lots of water and dress accordingly. It was sunny and probably 80-90 degrees all day. I would NOT recommend visiting this zoo... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Went to the zoo with my nephew and we had a blast! The stingray pool was so much fun, be sure to go when you can feed them. 4D movie was cool, the train was not :(.

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Tempe, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

I didn't like this Zoo. I am from the midwest and the zoo's I have been to out there are much cleaner, more to see, and well staffed. When I went to this zoo, I rarely saw a staff member, most of the shops were closed, and a lot of the paths are dirt. I'm not exactly sure if that's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

Fun for all and you can bring in all the food you want. A fun picnic after seeing animals. Make sure to feed giraffs. So amazing

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

My family and I enjoyed my visit today at the Pheniox Zoo. It was a very nice place. I thought there was a lot of different kinds of animals there.

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Chandler, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

A great place to spend time with family and friends with good exhibits and variety of wildlife, centrally located.

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Anthem, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Phoenix Zoo is a great city zoo. Very walkable, well maintained, well run. Even the food isn't bad (as zoo food goes) although the prices for snacks like kettle corn and cotton candy are getting to be way too high. If you live in the area, an annual membership is your best value. Pays for itself very quickly if you... More 

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Glendale, Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The animals were not well kept. They were lonely. There was one to a enclosure. The Rhino had secretions running from his eyes and nose. I told the staff they did not seem interested. Very small enclosures. Over priced for the drinks and food and the tickets. I think they need to go to the Omaha Nebraska Zoo to see... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

one of the best zoo's I have ever been to. Also they do Zoo lights during the Holiday Season.everything is lit up, even out in the ponds are lights. It literally comes to life at night.

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Gilbert, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We took our grandkids to the zoo for an afternoon of fun and it did not disappoint. The two seven year olds were able to see a wide diversity of animals in various environments. The facilities are well maintained and staffed.

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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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