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

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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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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51 reviews 51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Stockton, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

My kids love going to zoo camp. They have been able to do all sorts of crafts and activities. The best part of camp is when they get to go to the zoo and do the "behind the scenes" tours. They get talks about animals, see people clean the cages, feed the animals, and how the animals are cared for... More

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Las Vegas, NV
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This is well worth the money and the time. Sunday was busy but big zoo and easy to get around. Very interesting species and quarters for the animals. Good job!

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Madera, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I haven't been to Chaffee since Measure Z passed some years ago and I was pleasantly surprised with the improvements. They have done a good job modernizing the exhibits. Some are still pretty dated but overall they have done a good job with the measure Z money.

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Lemoore, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

My friend and I took our grand kiddies to the Chaffee zoo and I was surprised at what a nice little zoo it was. We got to hand feed the giraffes which was the highlight for me! Zoo food was good, and it was nice and shady under all the trees. The favorite I think fir the kids was petting... More

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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I have been a member of the zoo since my children were little and for a small town like Fresno having such a phenomenal zoo is amazing! We always enjoy every visit as well as all the special events the zoo has😊

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