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Phoenix Zoo

455 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85008 (Camelback East)
602-273-1341
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Ranked #25 of 128 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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Phoenix, Arizona
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

The zoo is very big, but there is really not that much to see. It's also incredibly expensive. Typically it's too hot to spend much time here- there aren't a lot of air conditioned areas.

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Henderson, Nevada
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

While in the Phoenix area we decided to do a day at the zoo. First of Sept, so of course it was quite warm. Had a great day, but it was a lot of walking involved. We had a coupon from the hotel where we were staying. Bring your water bottles, they have lots of places to refill them, and... More

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Tempe, Arizona
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This is a hidden Gem in Tempe's list of charms. The Phoenix Zoo is not some big overwhelming facility that takes uses up all your money and energy to enjoy. This is a well spaced, comfortable, affordable excursion for locals and tourists. There are many areas to simply relax and take in the wildlife and nature, then mosey along to... More

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Ocala, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The habitats for the animals were very nice. I'm sure some people wouldn't like it because the animals were not always close. However, this is a far better home for the animals

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Alberta
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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We took our kids(2 & 4) to the zoo when we were on vacation there. The kids loved seeing all the animals and the spent about an hour in the splash park area. We liked the layout of the zoo it seemed to have good flow to it. We say most of the animals out exploring their environment or laying... More

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New Jersey
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82 reviews 82 reviews
43 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I make a point of visiting a zoo everywhere I visit and this by far would be the lowest rated zoo of all I've seen. The animals look underfed and not well cared for - not enough room to truly roam. Charges for the "extras" but even that is okay since they are a non profit - but I was... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

From start to finish the Phoenix Zoo is a great attraction for people of all ages... The animals are usually out for viewing almost all of the time, but are most active and visable in the early times of the day, especially in the summer when the temperatures get quite hot later in the day... The zoo has trams for... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I've been to many different zoos in the U.S. and I would consider Phoenix an average zoo. Not as many of the animals I like to see but they wouldnt be able to withstand the summer temps in Phoenix so I understand why they aren't there.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Just make sure you put on your best walking shoes and prepare to spend the whole day as there is so much to see and do. Love this zoo!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I visit it once a year especially during Christmas to see the zoo lights they alone are the reason people should visit Phoenix during the holidays and see the lights.

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