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Phoenix Zoo

Address: 455 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85008 (Camelback East)
Phone Number: 602-273-1341
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Ranked #16 of 94 Attractions in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: You'll find nearly any animal you can think of at this 125-acre, internationally renowned zoo...
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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.
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Phoenix, Arizona
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Not a place for the summer heat because it is 85% outside with little shaded walking areas, plus there is a TON of walking. Luckily I went when it was cooler out and loved the open air walking and looking at the animals. Wish there were more drinking stations to be able to buy a bottled water or something, but... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Was great to see a giraffe and be able to feed one but otherwise don't really feel that it was worth the $$$. Spent $133 for 5 and thought that was costly for what was there.

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boston, ma
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29 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

We had a great time here. It is well laid out. The animals appear to be well cared for. I would definitely visit again.

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Jasper, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Beautiful zoo in the day time. Very educational and everyone we came across was just friendly and helpful and kind. The volunteers knew there stuff about the animals they were stationed with. The staff was awesome and Zoo Lights is just Beautiful. Absolutely the best Christmas light show EVER!!!!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

It was not crowded the day we visited and it was a lovely day. Most of the animals looked very well taken care of. There were a few small enclosures however that looked too small for the animals. There were creative exhibits and a wonderful easy walking path that meandered through the zoo in a nice way. All in all... More 

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

We had been to the Zoo lights in the Phoenix Zoo this holiday season. This part of the zoo is lighted in spectacular fashion and is a visitor's treat during this time of the year. Kids would love the sparkling lights. There is a beautiful light show in the water front area synchronized to the music which is a must... More 

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Cheney, Washington
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The Phoenix Zoo has so much to offer. Although the Manta Ray, the train and the carousel are an additional fee it is well worth the extra money. The Manta Rays are so interactive-some like a soft touch and some bump you very hard and splash you. The babies this year were an added treat. The train ride gives you... More 

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Apache Junction, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This is such a fun time that shouldn't be missed by whole families to couples and friends. The lights are amazing, every year there is something different to see. It is always fun to get to the water and see the special light show that goes to the music being played. There are also camel rides for an additional charge... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Loved walking along the pathways and visiting all the various animals. White rhinos and tigers were my favorites! The Phoenix Zoo is laid out so creatively. I have visited the zoo with all of my children. In fact my family has their own bricks with their names inscribed on the bridge at the entrance of the zoo! The zoo is... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Feeding and petting the Stingrays is not to be missed for the kids in the family. Our 5 year old absolutely loved doing this - it's a little extra ($3) but totally worth it. We had to carry her out.. The zoo was clean with lots to see -

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