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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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Reading through Tripadvisor, we made a last minute decision to try out this zoo! I have to say it was worth the time. We really enjoyed it. The animals are plentiful and most... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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New York
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126 reviews 126 reviews
19 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Reading through Tripadvisor, we made a last minute decision to try out this zoo! I have to say it was worth the time. We really enjoyed it. The animals are plentiful and most all of them were in view. We particularly enjoyed the giraffes, elephants and especially the fruit bats!!! We got there at 10:30 Friday morning....Lots and lots of... More 

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Daly City, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

For all zoo, i think they are great as long they have animals and the animals are provided the care needed is great and Oakland zoo i think does that, im no expert though. But i think the zoo is a little small and has too much space not use, but this is a while ago, they may have done... More 

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San Jose, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

If you live within an hour's drive consider the family pass. It pays for itself in three visits or less. We only have one child that we have to pay for so it takes 2.5 visits for us but if you have 3-4 kids it pays for itself in 2 visits. Plus there are discounts to 125 other attractions nationwide.... More 

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San Jose
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71 reviews 71 reviews
14 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Good exercise walking the zoo. Be sure to check the feeding schedule online or as you walk in. Excellent place to bring kids. I recommend going in the morning when the zoo first opens up because the zoo is in a warm section of the Bay Area and heats up fairly quickly. Good opportunities for photo enthusiasts. Bathrooms are clean.... More 

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San Leandro, CA
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153 reviews 153 reviews
36 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This zoo is right by our house. Great zoo! Lots of hills so be prepared to hike a bit. Really good weather most of the time. They also have a "rides" area with a train and a gondola that takes you over part of the zoo. Great resource to let kids burn some energy. The Children's Zoo is delightful too!

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Oakland, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We really enjoyed the Oakland Zoo as a family. The elephant and giraffe exhibit were awesome for toddler and parent! What really wowed the group was the monkey exhibit watching them swing back and forth (he really put on a show) which had our son laughing the whole drive home. The petting zoo was very nice and the child's playground... More 

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New York City, New York
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

What an awesome and fun way to spend a day! Great time for families. This manageable zoo in the hear of the East Bay Area is lovely. Great setting. Easy to navigate. It's not a huge zoo, but that is part of its charm. Great giraffe and elephant enclosures. Highly recommended.

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San Jose, CA
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6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This zoo is delightful. Its just the right size to enjoy thoroughly in 4-5 hours. We hopped on oversized lily pads, mingled with large goats and sheep, watched the monkeys monkey around, and took the train ride which is worth the $3 charge.

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Orange County, CA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This little zoo doesn't get the same press as San Francisco Zoo, but it's a great place for families with young children who can't walk or do as much. Larger attractions may sometimes be a bit overwhelming in terms of the amount of walking necessary and stimulation overload. Oakland Zoo has nice exhibits including a petting zoo with goats and... More 

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Oakland, CA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The zoo is very easy to get around. It is very accessible for old and young alike. The animals have nice habitats that allow the animals to have space, yet allow the visitor to feel like they can can get close. They have a play area for kids and rides outside that are silly and quaint, but great for younger... More 

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