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Fresno Chaffee Zoo

894 West Belmont Avenue, Fresno, CA 93728
(559) 498-5910
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Ranked #1 of 21 attractions in Fresno
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Zoos
Traveler Description: Fresno Chaffee Zoo is one of the Central Valley’s finest zoos they have recently appointed a new Zoo Director to manage the millions of dollars that... more »
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Fresno, CA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Great place for everyone. Many updates have been made in the last few years and more are in the works.

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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This zoo is right off of Highway 99 making it easy to get there. The price is extremely reasonable just $7 for adults and 1/2 that for kids. The Sea Lion Cove a first class exhibit with a large underwater window for a face to face encounter. The StingRay pool offers a chance for a touching experience as does the... More

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Fresno,CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Haven't been here for years and just went to chaperone my daughter's field trip. I was pleasantly surprised. The place is a lot better than I remembered that I now think of becoming a member. The seal sea lion area is very nice. There were lots of giraffes out while we were there and the bird show was really humorous... More

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California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

They try really hard to make sure things are run well at the Fresno Zoo. Employee's all seem to like their jobs and are quite pleasant. They are currently undergoing a substantial expansion, we'll see if they can keep thing so well run.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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48 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Considering it is Fresno, don't go in with your standards too high but I have to say it actually is a decent zoo for the location and price. Unfortunately, you go through the ghetto when you drive in where the homeless have their tents set up and the beggars look at you while you drive to the parking lot. Once... More

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Reno, Nevada
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

On a hot Fresno day, this is a fun place for kids. Lots of parking, and in was easily able to acquire a wheelchair for my aging father when required. We will return!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The zoo was awesome located on a large piece of property that also had a park for picnicking and a seemingly child amusement park. The animals were all doing their thing but I like being able to walk into different habitats like the bird habitat where they were free to roam.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We get a family membership to the zoo almost every year. It's always a nice place to take the kids and have a laid back afternoon. What I love about our zoo is they always seem to have something new or improved happening and you can really see the tax measure dollars at work. Our daughter loves the seal and... More

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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I went to the Fresno Zoo as a child. Loved it. Couldn't wait to go back, and I have throughout my life. Sure, the zoo has changed throughout the years, hit a few bumps along the way. But, it's done a great job at coming back and drawing a crowd. Our five kids love it there. I really dig the... More

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Corning, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

It's such a quiet and clean zoo. We enjoy going every time we stay in Fresno. The surrounding park area is so nice, big, and shady. It also feels very safe and family friendly.

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