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Phoenix Zoo

455 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85008 (Camelback East)
602-273-1341
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Ranked #23 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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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Every time I visit Phoenix, I make a visit to the zoo. I love the wildlife and desert living creatures that enjoy 100+degree F temps.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This zoo is continuously improving. There are always exhibits are being updated. The next new exhibit will be Sumatran tigers. We can't wait for that. The zoo has many educational programs, and they have a lot of conservation programs. You can ride a camel, feed a giraffe, feed stingrays (seasonal), and go on a zip line (seasonal)! The carousel is... More

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Kennewick, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

It is a pretty good size park with a decent amount of animals. The place of course was hot in the summer but we survived the heat and had a great time. The Rhino and that Giraffe's are cool. The Monkeys are fun as well. For little ones 8 and below, worth it.

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Edmonton, Canada
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

It is a cool zoo with a wide variety of animals to visit but the weather is hot especially in August so bring water. There are a few spots that are airconditioned if you get too hot. Well worth a visit when you are in the Phoenix area.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This zoo is only great to visit on November or other winter month. It was my first visit during summer; what a bummer :/ The zoo close at 2:00 pm on summer, and it is super hot. (Arizona weather obviously) We couldn't see some of the animals. We ended up spending most of our time in the reptile area and... More

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Spruce Grove, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This zoo rank right at the top of all we have visited. Our two little grand children were with us and they loved it. This is a must see for Zoo lovers!!

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Elburn, Illinois
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Being from the Chicago area we have some nice Zoos to visit. With that I will say I think Phoenix Zoo will be a must see once ALL their renovations & construction are completed. It's a really nice Zoo now but it will be so much more when completed. If you get a chance go check it out you'll see... More

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New York
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

It was a very hot day and many of the animals were resting in the shade. Some of the exhibits were closed. The exhibits were well spaced out and required a great deal of walking. There were a variety of desert animals. The splash pad and mist areas and many drinking fountains helped to deal with the heat.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Hi! We are members of the Phoenix Zoo and go once a week during the cool weather months. I LOVE the Phoenix Zoo! Be sure to feed the giraffes during your visit- daily occurrence MUST DO!!!! I love the giraffe habitat! The zoo has a splash pad for the kids during the warm months. We attended zoo lights one year;... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We arrived later in the day than planned. It was very hot July day. The zoo has a fair amount of shade and misters available to help stay cool, but most of the animals were not very active by that time due to the heat. We did get to see the Tortoises getting bathed. Staff was very happy to answer... More

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