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Fresno Chaffee Zoo

Address: 894 West Belmont Avenue, Fresno, CA 93728
Phone Number: (559) 498-5910
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Ranked #1 of 14 Activities in Fresno
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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BillMTravel
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

It is not San Diego, but you will be surprised at how far they have brought the Fresno Chaffee Zoo. It is a great day. Of course the new seal enclosure with underwater views of the activities is the highlight, but it does not stop there. Still room for improvement, but my grandkids enjoy it every time. I am a... More 

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Fresno, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We took our daughter & her 4 children to the zoo during the Christmas holiday break & it was very crowded. Two of the children (foster children) had never been to a zoo or seen any wild animals. They were so excited! The zoo was clean and had nicely paved walkways, although winding and confusing to navigate if you don't... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Huge, Clean and Fun! I have only to been to a few zoos and this one is awesome and the admission price was reasonable. We went to the Santa Barbara zoo recently and paid much more to get in.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We went to visit the zoo at the end of December. The zoo is a wonderful place to spend at least 4 to 5 hours. There are many exhibits including the feeding of the tigers and other animals. There is a small cafeteria that sells snacks and drinks at very reasonable prices. The animals at this place are very well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The Fresno Chaffee Zoo is a small zoo, located in Roeding Park in central Fresno, just off Highway 99. The Zoo is nicely laid out, with easily accessible walkways for strollers or wheelchairs. The Zoo is manageable for small children, who could spend a few hours and still see the entire Zoo. There is a nice gift shop, full of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

The Chaffee zoo is such a wonderful place to walk around and enjoy the many animal exhibits it has to offer. The expansion that the zoo has completed is incredible and our family can't wait for the next phase to be completed.

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Naperville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This zoo is special! It is not too big to be exhausting but has lots of interesting animals to view and friendly staff that is available to answer questions and assist. Very fine zoo!

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Madera, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

My family have been going to the Fresno Chaffee Zoo for many many years,we have and still enjoy going and watching the animals and talk to the educated staff. I have seen many animals come and go over the years. I t is amazing all the new exhibits they have built there,looks beautiful.

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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

A great place to visit no matter what your age. Friendly and helpful staff. Clean restrooms. Grandchildren loved it.

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Fresno, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I could stay all day and watch the different animals. Nice zoo and clean. The zoo keepers were very informative and were happy to answer any questions we had.

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