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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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Nice Zoo

A lot bigger and really layed out well. Kids enjoyed it a lot, lots of animals. The petting zoo had a novel approach with goats. Good value to burn off energy.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

A lot bigger and really layed out well. Kids enjoyed it a lot, lots of animals. The petting zoo had a novel approach with goats. Good value to burn off energy.

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Oakville, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Especially great if not from Arizona, we were just as taken with the vegetation as the animals! Nice layout, lots to see and friendly staff. We loved the squirrel monkey enclosure!

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Ossining, New York
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81 reviews 81 reviews
23 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

This is perhaps my favorite zoo anywhere. I've been to some great zoos, San Diego of course, and the Bronx Zoo, and they are both amazing places, but nothing compares to the friendliness and accessibility of the Phoenix Zoo. It has reasonable admission fees. It has a well organized trail system that allows you to see the entire zoo without... More 

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Really great zoo....but so large! I walked around for 3 1/2 hours and still did not see everything! Good eating options, also.

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West Fargo, North Dakota
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

This zoo has a good variety of African animals and birds, an Imax theatre experience, and a zoo tram. It also offers camel rides and a stingray petting experience with the higher priced ticket. Entrance fees were reasonable, but on sight food costs were quite high. I did notice that many parents had brought snacks and drinks with them and... More 

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New Brunswick, New Jersey
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115 reviews 115 reviews
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

All the creatures that you want to see at a zoo, most of which, viewed in a pretty good rendition of their natural habitats. Enclosures for the big mammals are large giving the impression of openness and making you less aware of the fencing, the backdrop of the natural desert surrounding the zoo also helps paint a natural picture. My... More 

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Liberty
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Wow! What a beautiful display of Christmas lights and other lighting. Well done Phoenix Zoo. Going in the evening means not seeing the animals, unless you count the animals made up of hundreds of light bulbs, that is. There is a cost and it's well worth it. Our group of 7, including 2 teenagers enjoyed the sights and sounds. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The Phoenix zoo was so nice, beautiful landscaping and water features. The stingray exhibit allowed us to pet the animals. Well laid out and enjoyable for all ages.

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Surprise, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I don't like this one as much as the one on Northern and 303, but this zoo is a great choice for those living in Phoenix!

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Armstrong B.C.
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Nice and clean,, easy to get around.. Not so big that it would take forever to see all..love the monkeys

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