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Applegate Park Zoo

Address: 1045 W. 25th Street, Merced, CA 95340
Phone Number: (209) 385-6840
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Merced, California
20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Applegate Park Zoo is very small but very well taken care of. It is obvious that the employees and volunteers put their heart and soul into running this place. Good for an afternoon trip with the kids.

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San Diego, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

It's not a big zoo, but a nice quiet, peaceful place. Not hundreds of visitors there either. I'm a senior, so it cost $1.50. The gift shop was closed because of a shortage of volunteers. Too bad, I would have like to find something to take home. Payment was on the honor system. Put your money in a big metal... More 

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Modesto, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

No lions and tigers...oh my! But there were bears. Two big sleepy brown bears shifted their heads to give us a lazy look as we peered into their cage. That was pretty exciting for our preschoolers! There was also a bobcat, a cougar and quite a few monkeys. We saw a deer, a big African tortoise, and all kinds of... More 

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Merced, California
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74 reviews 74 reviews
23 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Taking a family visiting from Australia to the Applegate Park Zoo was enjoyable for me and a thrill for all in our party. I hadn't been to the zoo in years and was impressed by the number of animals and the cleanliness of their cages. The park zoo has a delightful little gift shop too. Whether you are picnicking in... More 

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San Diego, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Adults $3, Kids $2. The Zoo is small and you're done with it in 30 minutes. That's the bad part. But the AMAZING part is how close you are to the animals. You can really connect with them. They have Bears, Monkeys, Alpacas, Goats, and a female Lion just to name a few. It's worth the visit.

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San Diego, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We stopped by the Zoo to kill some time and were pleasantly surprised at how cheap it is. It cost $6 for my two sons and I to enter (BRING CASH ONLY in case gift shop is closed, you still want to be able to contribute by placing the money in a cash box). We were able to kill time... More 

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Merced, California
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

A friendly, relaxed fun experience at one edge of large city park, but the old school cages will make some a bit uncomfortable. I was uneasy about the bears especially in a rather small area. Gift shop has fun stuff and snacks, PS it can get HOT in Merced in summer so plan accordingly.

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