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Oakland Zoo

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Address: 9777 Golf Links Road off Interstate 580, Oakland, CA 94605
Phone Number: 510- 632-9525
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Description: A 100-acre zoo that contains 58 exhibits of more than 400 native and...
A 100-acre zoo that contains 58 exhibits of more than 400 native and exotic animals from around the world, which are represented by 100 different species.
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Good place to bring the family

I had heard that this zoo was nicer than the San Francisco zoo so I wanted to take the family. As far as the animals go, it was pretty standard. I did like that some of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Redwood City, California
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Redwood City, California
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78 reviews 78 reviews
17 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

I had heard that this zoo was nicer than the San Francisco zoo so I wanted to take the family. As far as the animals go, it was pretty standard. I did like that some of the enclosures felt more open and larger than some of the SF zoo spaces, and had a great time watching the elephants, and giraffes.... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We visited this zoo while babysitting our young grandchildren in Oakland. Their parents have a membership so they go there often, but they didn't seem to be bored or inattentive. We went to their favorite animals and also rode the train and the cars. The zoo is not fancy or large, but it was enough to entertain them for a... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
6 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Took my Great-niece and nephew here and had a good time. They enjoyed the kiddie rides. We also liked the sky tram. The animals were fun to see. My niece had a birthday party here which was fun.

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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Plenty of animals and fun rides, including a 'sky ride' that goes over the zoo and gives you great views. Not too big for little kids to really enjoy the visit without getting completely worn out.

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Piedmont, California
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138 reviews 138 reviews
63 attraction reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We recently went to the Oakland Zoo for the first time in many, many years - not since our own children were small. This time we took our 13-month-old granddaughter for her first zoo visit. Not only did she have a great experience, but we were impressed by the many positive changes since the last time we were there. Oakland... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This is a great zoo for both people and animals! Habitats were animal friendly and pathways to visit all the exhibits made it easy to get around. Sky ride was a fun way to finish off the visit.

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San Francisco, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

The kids enjoyed running around the discovery area. The zoo was totally packed. I totally recommend the family membership so you don't have wait in line. You get a discount at the gift shop with the membership. Bring lots of coins for the coin souvenir coin machines.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

I loved going here for the 1st time with my grandchildren, son and daughter in law and wife. Animals looked well cared for and happy! Great picnic near the theater area and everyone was helpful. Loved the feeding times. Bats were creepy but real interesting. Loved the gift shop and the lady there was very friendly and took the time... More 

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Lincoln, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We love Oakland Zoo! - It has everything you wish you had at your local zoo - Elephants, Lions, Tigers, Bats, Giant Tortoises!

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Piedmont, California
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The Oakland Zoo has always been a family favorite and it was great to return after an absence of many years. It's nestled in the hills and provides a great space for the animals and the humans who visit them. There is a gondola sky ride which takes you over the tigers and lion and camels and giraffes. So fun... More 

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