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Phoenix Zoo

455 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85008 (Camelback East)
602-273-1341
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Ranked #22 of 128 attractions in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Zoos
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... more » 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. « less
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Gibsonia, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

This is a lot of fun for families. There's a lot of shaded areas to offer relief from the relentless desert sun. It's a pretty walk to visit the animals. For an extra fee you can ride a camel and feed a giraffe - both great photo ops.

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Kirkland, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Look, I am not sure what people expect from a zoo, but I cannot see how this zoo would not rate well compared to other zoos around the country. I've been to many of them, and this one has great scenery and exhibits that I have not seen anywhere else. The price is high, but if you have a local... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Love to visit the Phoenix Zoo from time to time to especially see how the newer animals are growing up. The orangs are always so much fun and we spend a lot of time observing them. There's always something new to see and experience. It's a great way to spend a beautiful day in the outdoors. It also has a... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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47 reviews 47 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

I usually go to the zoo at most places I visit. This zoo just did not compare. It costs $20.00 but you can find a coupon at the hotels or tourist centers. You can get there by bus if you do not have a car. But there were not a lot of animals on exhibit. Not worth the time or... More

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Arizona
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47 reviews 47 reviews
27 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

We typically went to the zoo once a year, then as time went on...every other year...well after 3 years this time around, we decided to stretch the legs out and see what the zoo has been doing. First off, the entrance has completely changed. It looks a bit more up to date, although I thought the elephants were a nice... More

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Vancouver, B.C.
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51 reviews 51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Nice zoo, walkable and well presented. We found it overpriced and exhibits were not well labelled. We liked that there were no stairs and it would be easy with kids or people with mobility challenges. We thought the admission was VERY expensive. Many of the exhibits were being renovated and many of the animals were shy when we were there... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Very Nice Facility. My family enjoyed the visit and would like to visit again. Just wished there were two or three trains available to visitors to ride instead of waiting 45 minutes. But our overall experience was great.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Bet you didn't know THAT!?! We've been coming to this zoo for the last 30 years...and have many pictures of our kids visits there hanging in halls of our home. Our visits with our grand-kids are now on those cool digital display players...(times have changed, eh?). This place is AMAZING. You can easily spend a full or 1/2 day there...but... More

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Mesa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Fantastic zoo! They are always adding new animals, showing off the newborn babies, and promoting events. This is a large, well-laid out zoo. It involves a lot of walking, but there is a tram for those who do not walk well. It is easy walking - no uphill or stairs to climb. Great array of animals. Remember - when it... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Gets very hot in summer, bring lots of fluids for hydration especially if you have children with you. Food is ok but expensive. Better to visit during non-summer days.

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