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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 2013
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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48 reviews 48 reviews
15 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

We love celebrating our family reunion at Rodeing Park with a all members visiting the zoo. We have does this 10 plus years. The Sea lion cove reminde me of the San Francisco sea lions on Pier 39 love trying to feed the giraffes. Wow, the baby tiger cubs were so cute. It is nice we can still see Nosey... More

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Fresno, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Fun place to go no matter what age you are! We like taking our Great Nephew there and they had a nice Holiday Lights exhibit in December 2013.

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Fresno, CA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We love taking our 3 year old grandson to the zoo. Sea lion cove is awesome, feeding the giraffes, experiencing string ray bay, new baby tiger cubs just could not ask for more. Last Wednesday he fell in love with the bronze Nosey (elephant that the children brought to Fresno), wants to know if he can see Nosey again next... More

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Mariposa.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

As Grandparents we go to the Chaffee Zoo with our son. his wife and their 4 kids ages 8, 10, 12 and 15. It is fun for all of us. We love the animal exhibits, the story attached to each animal and the petting zoo. The food is good but it is a little expensive for a family of 8... More

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Fresno, California
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

the new sea lion exhibit is huge,its a must see.You also the new tigers cubs. The zoo has a new feel to it. They are building new exhibits.it a fun way to spend a weekday or weekend.the staff is helpful and are always ready to answer questions, visit the food court, excellent food, a little pricey but worth it since... More

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Hanford
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is a very nice zoo with a large selection of animals to see and enjoy. They completed an underwater viewing of the seal/sea lion cove which is beautiful. The zoo is now working on a 15 acre African Savannah which will have an open-air restaurant overlooking the area. They have a very active education program and host many community... More

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Fresno, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Years ago, the Fresno Chaffee Zoo wasn't doing so well. The grounds needed care. The animals weren't treated so well. And the zoo's accreditation was in jeopardy. Then a local ballot measure was passed, providing the zoo with a 1/10th of 1 percent sales tax revenue. Now the zoo has the money it needs to provide good services to the... More

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Fresno, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

What a jewel in the midst of the San Joaquin Valley of California. This is a first rate zoo. The new Sea Lion Cove exhibit is amazing. And the African exhibit, currently under construction will be one of the best in the country. A great outing for the family.

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Fresno, California
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Yes, I am biased as this is the zoo I grew up going to, but I've been to a few zoos throughout the state, and this is by far the best. They are also expanding with the creation of an African Safari. Can't wait!

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Fresno, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

It is a lovely well maintained parklike venue full of interesting animals, friendly employees and knowledgable volunteers. The sea lion cove is spectacular. Honestly, it is one of the best zoos that I have been to.

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