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Phoenix Zoo

455 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85008 (Camelback East)
602-273-1341
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Ranked #24 of 129 attractions in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Ocala, Florida
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67 reviews 67 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Took grand kids there and it was like 107. They did not last very long before ready to go, even though drinking lots of water. We were able to see a few exhibits before we left. A zoo is a zoo. Not much different from another one in another city. If your hungry while there, wait until you leave and... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I have been to at least 10 zoo during my travels, and I was very disappointed with the Phoenix Zoo. It's very hot in the summer months so the animals are hard to see, and not at all active, not much in the way of inside facilies, which is odd- most all zoo's have a good mixture of inside/outside animal... More

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Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Beautiful, clean zoo. Have visited many times and loved it every time. They have a tram that goes all around the whole zoo which was fun. If you are visiting at Xmas, make sure you don't miss the amazing zoo lights. They are incredible!!!

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Tucson, Arizona
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21 reviews 21 reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Open early in the summer months, the Phoenix zoo is a great place to spend the early morning hours. Very walkable with lots of great exhibits I recommend it highly to everyone. Staff are friendly and love to chat about their exhibits. I especially recommend the orangutang and squirrel monkey exhibits. It is very child friendly, including wading pools and... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

My husband and I visited the Phoenix Zoo. It is a great attraction in the Phoenix area. We walked and drink a lot of water... fun part was when we did a camel ride!! The Oranguntan and Giraffe exhibitions are fun too! We recommend to visit this park... you can see everything in 3-4 hours :)

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New Haven, Connecticut
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Well, they are very affectionate....And I am just concerted that at 5'6", it didn't know the difference...I definitely don't have the same neckline.... This is the Phoenix Zoo folks, really, one of the best zoo's that I ever been to. My family and I were happy to visit during the cooler weather, as we have lived / visited the area... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We took advantage of the summer special "ten buck Tuesday". It was a 100+ degree day, but we got there early and had a great time! There is so much to see and if you have little ones, they will never get bored. The orangutan exhibit is my favorite! Don't forget to ride the train! It's an easy way to... More

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Russell, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This was a great day trip. It was hot as expected in Arizona, but my boyfriend and I enjoyed the various attractions offered. You got to walk around and hear about the animals from the zoo keepers so you felt like you got to know the animals!

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New York City, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I loved this zoo, it's my favorite zoo. When I went in March there were Koalas there visiting from the San Diego Zoo. They we're cute. The best part of the zoo was the bigness of the zoo and how many animals, it was very nice. 5-Starr's? Maybe so!

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El Paso, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Our family of 4 ( 2 adults, 10 yrs old, 7 yrs old) enjoyed our day at this beautiful place. The park is very nicely done and has a great infrastructure - resting places, mist to cool off, great gift shop. We did not eat over there so I can't attest to the food quality. Beverage and ice cream prices... More

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