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Fresno Chaffee Zoo

894 West Belmont Avenue, Fresno, CA 93728
(559) 498-5910
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Ranked #1 of 20 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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Thousand Oaks, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

We like to take out of town guest here. It's not too big, but just big enough to walk around and enjoy. Great for little kids because of it's size. The people are very nice and explain the animals to you.

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Visalia, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

We first began going to Fresno Chaffee Zoo about 44 years ago with our children. We are still enthusiastic members of the zoo and often go with our granddaughter. The zoo has grown over the many years, and it is a delightful adventure with and without a child in tow. For tourists, I think it would be a top choice... More

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Fresno
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

This zoo is very well kept. Nice & clean. It sits in the middle of Roeding Park. The animal exhibits are wonderful. They have a very nice bird show where they encourage the kids to participate, and after the show you can have your picture taken with some of the birds. Also around the zoo area is a place called... More

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Whittier, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Feed the giraffes, pet the stingrays...there were lots of great activities for families. You could probably see most of the zoo in less than 3 hours.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The Chaffee Zoo is a wonderful place to take the grandkids, to have fun and learn about zoo creatures. As Chaffee Zoo members, we visit the zoo quite often and enjoy attending the special events held at the zoo throughout the year. I encourage everyone to consult the zoo website, review the special event calendar and plan a trip to... More

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Sherman Oaks, CA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

It was a nice Zoo... better than LA Zoo in my opinion.. Lots of Shade. A great place to get out of the Heat because its Hot in the Summer. They Also have a play park next to the Zoo.

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Fresno, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We hadn't been to the Zoo for a few years so planned a tour for our car club. Most of those who attended had also not been for quite awhile. Everyone was so impressed with the new additions. I can't wait to go back.

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Elk Grove, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We decided to meet my, daughter, her husband and the grandkids halfway (sort of). My wife and I live just outside of Sacramento and the kids live in Bakersfield. We went there during the week. Although it was a hot day there was plenty of shade as we walked through the zoo. Overall it was clean and did not smell.... More

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Fresno, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Enjoy going to the zoo with the grand kids. They like to see all of the well-taken-care animals especially the elephants and giraffes. Encourage all grand parents the outing at the Chaffee Zoo. You will not be disappointed.

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Clovis
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

four baby tigers and three elephants, good petting zoo with cows , goats and chickens. you can feed giraffes and your children will love it giant turtles and bird enclosures with parrots and monkeys

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