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Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens

Address: 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Phone Number: 323-644-4200
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Ranked #87 of 310 Attractions in Los Angeles
Type: Gardens, Zoos & Aquariums
Fee: No
Owner description: The Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens opened on November 28...
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Type: Gardens, Zoos & Aquariums
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: The Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens opened on November 28, 1966. The Zoo is home to more than 1,100 mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles representing more than 250 different species of which 29 are endangered. In addition, the Zoo’s botanical collection comprises several planted gardens and over 800 different plant species with over 7,400 individual plants.
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

We recently visited LA pre-cruise and only had one day to spend seeing some sights. We are so glad that we picked the LA Zoo. Our daughter works with animals as a trainer and was amazed at the variety of animals and exhibits that were available for her to see. It is very clean and the animals have alot of... More 

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Suffern, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

We went to the Zoo's nite light show. It was lovely. I must warn people that in Winter it can be cold. Dress warm. No animals, they need their sleep.

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Bakersfield, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Great place to just take in the sites slow and relaxed, the Wife and Girls like to hurry through but I like to just take it slow and watch the Animals, I'd enjoy going by myself just to make a day of it. Of course you have the smell but the staff tries to keep up with it and they... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Every time we visit LA we take our grand kids to this Zoo. It's so well laid out and the animals are beautifully displayed . It's the most favoured attraction for the children , and never fails to give us all a great day out. To add to all this, we went to the Lights, a holiday event in December... More 

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North Bonneville, Washington
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The grounds were fantastic and well maintained. Good selection of different animals- lions and tigers and bears and oh so much more: markhor, takin,ibex,bongo, gharial...) . The zoo was decorated for the xmas lights and I imagine it would be gorgeous but I was visiting in the daytime. Plenty of free parking. Many food options in the zoo. Staff members... More 

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Great place to visit! Even in November, the animals were entertaining the day we were there! Can't predict when the animals will be out and about. Realize they have their patterns and may not be out. I think going late morning early afternoon is a good time. Even in the city, you felt as if you were in another place.... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I was really looking forward to my visit to this zoo, and unfortunately very disappointed with my experience. I've never been to a zoo with such a confusing layout and the paper map they give you is totally useless. And in the 2.5 hours I was at the zoo, I didn't see any zoo employees walking around or in different... More 

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San Jacinto, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We. Took our young niece and nephew to the LA Zoo. It was wonderful. What was said for me was my parents took us to the zoo many times when we were kids. I forgot how wonderful the zoo is. I was reminded by my niece and nephew by the joy the zoo brought them. The animals are very exciting... More 

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Wanted to come last time we were in LA but ran out of time, free parking was a bonus, arrived about 20 minutes before opening, so there were no crowds which was good, tried to walk right to the back of the zoo first then work our way down but just could not understand the map or the lay out,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Good to see with family and kids.. Even we where a couple but we enjoyed the walk al over the park. Do not gonwjen the sun is high and shining all the animals will be in the shade...so I may not see them if they r hiding. Halloween theme inside the park was a joy to see. Nevertheless I felt... More 

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