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Phoenix Zoo

Address: 455 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85008 (Camelback East)
Phone Number: +1 602-286-3800
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Ranked #24 of 133 Activities in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Visit the Phoenix Zoo and explore a wondrous world of curiosity, imagination and discovery. For...
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Winnipeg, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We went with our family including two small grandchildren. We all loved the Zoo! We have gone to other zoos with our family and we were very impressed with this one! What was our favourite exhibit? Maybe the giraffes! But the orangutans were also exceptional! We did lots of walking with a stroller in the morning, had lunch, and then... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

It's better then you would expect, they're is an array of animals from some mountain lions, grey wolves, to tigers and a rhino. Lots of different monkeys around, plenty of bird species. Spent four hours here, took the time and didn't rush and saw 99% of the animals( they were out) and the Komodo dragon was not on display because... More 

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Large zoo with a wide variety of animals. Well-kept with lovely grounds. Lots of volunteers walking around to offer help or explain things about the animals. Entry fee wasn't terrible, but lots of extras once you get in. Be prepared for lots of walking!!

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Telluride, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

The orangutan exhibit was a highlight. There was a 3 month-old baby, which was adorable to watch through multiple viewing areas with its loving mother. Most of the other exhibits are large, with only a few members of each breed.

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Mesa, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

We've been in January. It was a nice shiny Sunday. They have lot of exotic animals. Its a nice place for the kids and you have lot of activities for them. Feeding the Giraffe, Camel Ride, Sting ray pool, Train ride and lot more. In the midday it may get very hot, though there are plenty of spaces and shades... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 via mobile

We are regulars at the Phoenix Zoo, and as it is a favorite activity, have visited venues around the U.S. and internationally. We have even led a few overnight school trips there. It holds up by, by our plebeian standards, but a few words of caution are in order. The first is obvious, although perhaps not as much to out... More 

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San Bernardino, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Just came in, and started raining!!! We had to leave because of the rain, ask for a refund to go back next day, but refuse

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Ocala, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This zoo has a lot of ways for visitors to get close to the animals: feeding the giraffes, riding camels, petting and feeding the stingrays. Our favorite was being inside the caged garden with the little spider monkeys as they climbed and ate all around us.

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Phoenix, AZ
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We went to the zoo for zoo lights as we do every year. It was pretty crowded the night we went, and the overflow parking was open, but we found parking in the regular lot. We were able to see everything within 2 hours, which was perfect. Everything was great and they add new lights each year. Im sure we... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Having visited the highly rated Omaha Zoo many times, the Phoenix Zoo was somewhat of a disappointment. But, then, it was winter and everything was sort of brown! We saw few animals in the very large (nice for animals) yards. Our son's membership in the Omaha Zoo provided a nice discount for our tickets, but it still cost $94.00 for... More 

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