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Phoenix Zoo

455 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85008 (Camelback East)
602-273-1341
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Ranked #21 of 127 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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Phoenix, Arizona
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The zoo is very large to save your legs you may want to see some of the zoo on the ride able train. It is better to eat before or after you leave the zoo. The food is bit expensive. I would bring lots of water bottles. Especially if you go during the summer months. Over all the zoo is... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I visited many Zoos but this one is nothing to write home about just a average Zoo,do not recommend in the summer heat,it does get very Hot there!

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Phoenix
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is a wonderful family outing! There's a "train" if the walking gets too much and most of the animals are "up close." There's so much to see and do you need to plan at least three hours there. They take pictures when you come in of the whole family and they are ready when you leave -- the money... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Pretty decent size zoo, not too pricey. I liked the layout of the zoo and plenty to see. My favorites are the larger cats. Lions, jaguars, cheetah, and tigers.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

All in all the phx zoo is a great place to take your family they have great exhibits and I would recommend going during spring or winter being that it's AZ. The admission price is a little high but over all it's great

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I have a membership here and take my 4 year old all the time! It is a lot of walking but I love that and they have a great children's area. My only issue is there is not a lot of shade so once it starts getting warm it is HOT!!

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Every time we visit Phoenix we visit this zoo. It is just beautiful! There is a nice variety of animals and so much to see. There is a really cool monkey exhibit where you can walk through the cage and the monkeys are jumping around in the trees above you. We spent the entire morning walking around and we didn't... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The Phoenix zoo is actually 2 Zoos. There's the zoo that's open year round, and then there's ZooLights that happens around the holidays. The Zoo year round zoo is a good zoo, build in a circular fashion so it's easy to get around. Lots of animals are out during the day, but plan on staying until dusk so you can... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Admission fee was do-able but all the other attractions inside the zoo was an extra $5. There were things we wanted to do or see but it was an extra $5 per person and with 3 kids it gets expensive fast.

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Phoenix
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Fun for kids and adults alike. Bring in your own picnic and enjoy. Try to go early in the dayy during the summer.

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