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Address: 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Phone Number: 323-644-4200
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Description: The Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens opened on November 28, 1966. The...
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.
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Great place for children

If you've been to a zoo then it is almost the same thing you are going to see. LA zoo is different somehow due to the beautiful gardens and walkways in it. A nice two hour walk... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

If you've been to a zoo then it is almost the same thing you are going to see. LA zoo is different somehow due to the beautiful gardens and walkways in it. A nice two hour walk with family in the afternoon. Young children will definitely enjoy .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

LA Zoo is already priced pretty decent but with a family of 4 it can still ad up so I searched everywhere I could to find some good discounts first. This is one place that is not easy to find a good coupons for. I got lucky though, the LA CitySavver was giving almost 40% off admission for 4 so... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

It was a huge Park really but nothing to see. It was very disappointing pantherawith some placea was closed. We ve couldnt see them.

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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Most of this zoo was beautiful and enjoyable. The highlights for me were the exotic plants that are scattered all over the park, which the reason this isn't only a zoo but also a botanical garden. The beautiful carousel isn't limited to horses and inculded a praying mantas, a panda and a dung beetle. We visited on a rather warm... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

It was a decent zoo. I've seen better I've seen worse. Didn't really think it was worth the $35 to get in. The animals were well maintained which I respected but at the time of my visit there were many exhibits being worked on so they were closed. Made the most of what I could and enjoyed my time. Wouldn't... More 

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Nanaimo, BC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This zoo is located in an area which has hills and difficult to navigate if you have mobility issues. The food and drinks are expensive so bring your own food. Admission is average for zoos. There are a lot of animals, some areas were closed, by all in all worth a trip.

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Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

No only is there a very large variety of animals to see but there is a lot of shade and nice walkways. It is very easy to get around this zoo. The only down side was several attractions were closed but it was still worth it to visit the zoo with our granddaughter!

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

My family use to take me here as a child. It's still a great place, however, it is a little pricey. Bring your own water and snacks.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Liked: price reasonable. Nice gift shops for a zoo. Disliked: parked in the pay lot and the parking employees there were rude, unhelpful. Very crowded and waited 20 minutes on line just to pay to get in. Quite a few animal exhibits were closed. Very hilly, long distances between exhibits, not as nice as Bronx Zoo or San Diego Zoo... More 

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Westfield, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Visited during spring break with kids 9 and 15. Expectations were moderate because of our experience with zoos in New York, Washington DC, Philly, Miami, but this zoo is definitely near the top. Reasonable size (compared with Bronx and National Zoo), not too mountainous, yet with a great variety of animals, including koala bears, kangaroos (some with little ones in... More 

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