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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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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 NEW

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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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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Houston, Texas
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7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The Zoo is not large, but for the price it was a great afternoon visit! While we were there we could see several efforts for expansion which I think will turn out nicely. They have several different attractions with something to interest everyone! The parking is $5 cash only, and then it $7/adult. If you can make it out on... More

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

One of the best zoo you can go to. It's not so big that you can't see it all but it's big enough to see all the animals you want to see! New attractions all the time!

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Kerman, California, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

A little run down and pretty small, but the price was right. It cost about $7.50 for adults. Our grandson liked it!

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Fresno, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Wonderful exhibits; helpful staff and curators. Highly successful with protecting endangered species and new births every spring.

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Fresno, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

For a small town this is a wonderful zoo. Kids loved it. they ran out of wheel chairs so my aged mother had to walk. that was the only negative. the food was good. we are vegetarian and they had food for us

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

Took my grandson to take photographs of the animals for a photo contest. We had a great morning exploring and looking at the exhibits. We especially enjoyed the new sea lions habitat and marveled at the progress on the new African Adventure Exhibit. We had to leave before seeing everything. We'll be back soon.

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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I absolutely LOVE coming to this zoo because it's a fun and inexpensive way to spend the day with my toddler. We get some exercise in, and enjoy a leisurely, educational experience with the animals. It's also, in my opinion, one of the least inexpensive things to do in Fresno and a great bang for your buck. I also love... More

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