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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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One of the better zoos

Ive been to plenty of zoos and this one was probably the best. I liked its layout, easy to navigate. The splash areas were nice too, they provided much cooling relief on a boiling... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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104 reviews 104 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Ive been to plenty of zoos and this one was probably the best. I liked its layout, easy to navigate. The splash areas were nice too, they provided much cooling relief on a boiling hot day. I liked the part where you walk IN the monkeys cage, that was unique! Seeing the big horn sheep was awesome, they're my favourite!... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great family experience. Food is usual park fare. So bring healthy food and cold water. But worth going to.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Last winter we went to the nearby worldwide zoo and liked it better. Luckily we had a living social discounted tickets so paid a nominal fee for a half day of fun and entertainment. You can bring your own food and drinks which is nice with a preschooler. Many of the animals were already napping in the shade by 9:30-10am.... More 

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Grande Prairie Alberta
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Let me start by saying that Zoo's are integral to our travel plans and we have been to a lot of them in Canada, Mexico, and Europe some on multiple occasions. See our Reid Park (Tucson) review for some perspective. This was my second visit to Phoenix in ten years. We had several difficulties here. Despite visiting on a Tuesday... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We have been to some zoos that were very confusing to navigate - but this zoo was really easy and the animals all seemed to have great spaces to live. The zoo has great marked paths and a train that takes you for a ride to the upper areas. This is a great way for people who might not be... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

we spent about three hours at the Phoenix zoo and loved every minute. We went at a slower pace with young children and were impressed with the exhibits. Recommend the stingrays and a squirrel monkey exhibit in particular. On a hot day go either early or late.

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Granite Quarry, North Carolina, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Nice variety of different animals. The food was pricy but you could bring coolers with drinks and snacks. Clean and friendly facility. The children we saw were really enjoying it.

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Lake Toxaway, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This is a well planned exhibit, easily walkable and well marked. One of our favorite places was to watch the gazelles run in their exhibit. Amazing! The tiger was another great attraction. Our grandson loved having the carousel on the property - we visited it several times.

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Scottsdale
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I think Phoenix Zoo is a best kept secret. Been to SAn Diego, and other than the panda's, Phoenix zoo is much better. The animals have larger enclosures and more freedom, with the savannah style open area fabulous to see many animals roaming together. Always recomend this as a place to go when visitors come over

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Fort Erie, Ontario
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

As visitors from the "frozen North", we enjoyed the opportunity for sunshine and 85 degree temperatures. We took our youngest daughter and our three youngest granddaughters there during the Presidents Day holiday. Although we had to park in an overflow lot, the park is large enough to accommodate tons of people. There is a lot of walking, but the park... More 

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