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Oakland Zoo

9777 Golf Links Road off Interstate 580, Oakland, CA 94605
510- 632-9525
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Ranked #9 of 56 Attractions in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Zoos
Traveler Description: The Oakland Zoo is a great family/children's zoo. It's located in a nice hilly/tree area which has made a great habitat for the animals they have... more »
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Victoria BC
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We do not have a zoo in our city so a zoo is a real treat! It was pricey but for the kids to see the animals it was worth the money. It was a very hot day in July and many of the animals were hiding out in the shade so we missed out on a few of the... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

After Labor Day, most of the refreshment areas are closed. There are lots of benches to have a rest. The zoo volunteers know a lot about the particular animals in the areas they cover. Chat them up and learn a little something.

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Antioch, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

oakland Zoo has been the most enjoyable as well as educational place for my Grandchildren. very clean and safe place . i reccomend this to all my friends and family

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It was nice for a small zoo. I am glad I went to visit. The train ride was a nice tour of the whole zoo

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The Oakland Zoo has surprisingly nice habitats and lots of fun areas for kids to play. Its a great activity for a day out. Its small, but they have a good variety of animals and some favorites... elephants, lions, tigers, giraffes, and so on. I mention that the habitats are nice because you feel like the animals are happy where... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Sorry for the animals that to keep them from extinction we need the Zoo to do two very important things ...education of us about the different species and how we are encroaching on their territories and doing other things to make their life shortened.. also because of the poaching and over hunting /fishing/ mankind issues they are needed to help... More

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Oakland CA
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90 reviews 90 reviews
30 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

good for kids or the kid in adults, fun with bunches of well kept animals. See it and have tons of great fun with animals you won't see everyday.

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Oakland, California
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

Definitely check out the bat exhibit! Pretty decent enclosures for the animals. Worth a visit, overall a nice regional zoo, though not one of the top zoos in the country.

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Corpus Christi, Texas, Usa
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80 reviews 80 reviews
11 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

First time at this zoo. Tucked away in the hills of Oakland be prepared for plenty of up and down hill walking. Enjoyed the day with the grandkids. The only real disappointing part of the day was trying to find something to eat. The description of the food spots is deceiving. Most of the snack "shacks" were closed and the... More

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San Francisco, California
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87 reviews 87 reviews
27 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

While I am not a fan of caged animals I understand the huge educational value and the research opportunities of a well run zoo. I just brought a group of tall and small family members, visiting from Norway, to the Zoo. We had plans to spend a few hous only and ended up staying the whole day. All the animals... More

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