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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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Great zoo, but always too warm

We visit the zoo every time family comes to visit. The kids all love it. Pretty well arranged and lots of animals to see, but in desperate need of more shady areas. Food areas... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Phoenix, Arizona

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We visit the zoo every time family comes to visit. The kids all love it. Pretty well arranged and lots of animals to see, but in desperate need of more shady areas. Food areas have very limited seating and not all of it is shaded, making it difficult to enjoy your lunch.

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East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Paid 20.00 to get in what a waste of money. Did not get to see any of the animals or anything else. All we did is walk around. Also if you want to ride the ferries wheel is an additional $3.00 and if you want to feed the stingray is $3.00. Nothing to do there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

They have a very good selection of animals. Not recommended to see tho in July . Not too many shady spots to get out of the sun & the heat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I love the zoo and make an effort to visit them in all the cities to which I travel. Phoenix Zoo is beautiful and fun just to walk for exercise. The animals are well kept. Our family had a membership one year which is the most economical way to visit. We went at least once every other week and it... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Very well laid out. Easy to get around. Lots of animals. You could tell that they take very good care of their animals.

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Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Lots to see and do, but they love there birds. LOTS of different birds on display. Not a lot of indoor exhibits which can be bad when its hot. And when its hot, a lot of the animals don't show themselves. Not much aquatic life here either. If your looking for something to do, this place is ok. I'd choose... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I do not agree with animals being on exhibit for the entertainment of humans but with that said this is one of the better animal prisons I have gone to

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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

According to several of those who live in Arizona, we chose to visit there at the "wrong time" of year. But since August is the month that worked with all of our schedules, that's the way it goes. Most of our "to do" list was limited to indoor activities because it was so horribly hot. Arizona has very low humidity,... More 

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New Lenox, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Loved the natural setting of this zoo. It was more like walking through a nature center than a zoo with bars. Enjoyed the camel ride and beautiful views.

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McKinney, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Phoenix is Hot, the Zoo has a lot of air conditioning and is improving a lot of areas. We enjoyed the Stingrays, Train, 4-D theater (great experience), and just exploring. Great Job every one it's open even the creatures know it's HOT. Now going here BRIng Water, or buy it or use the water fountains(cold is good). POints just for... More 

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