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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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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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Nice size park

Lots to see and do. The updated children's zoo is very good. Pens are not as depressing looking as in some outdated zoos. The small carnival (extra cost) is very fun, but most... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Oakland, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Nice zoo... beautiful grounds. Wait until the renovation is completed to visit! New sky tram coming soon. Limited food and beverages available. Couldn't find a light weight mens hat for shade in the gift shop. Grandson loved the childrens petting zoo!

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Lots to see and do. The updated children's zoo is very good. Pens are not as depressing looking as in some outdated zoos. The small carnival (extra cost) is very fun, but most rides are for kids under 4 ft. tall.

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We like the Oakland Zoo. One can see all the animals easily on one's "trek" around the hills of the zoo. We liked all the animals, but on this particular trip, we especially liked watching the baby baboons, the giraffes, the elephants, the zebras and the camels, The sleeping bear in his hammock was also quite the sight We had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This is third visit in 7yrs.When we finished our visit my little (4yrs ) one said he wants to visit again , again and again. It's a small zoo but worth to visit .my kids favorite is almost everything!sky ride is 20min ride that was awesome.if i want to make my kids happy I'll choose this zoo first.my suggestion is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Brought my 4 yr old, 6 yr old, & 14 yr old to the zoo the day it rained in the early morn. By the time the zoo opened all was well with the weather. Sunny skies! My kids were super excited about this outing. It was the two lil ones 1st zoo visit ever. We enjoyed everything about this... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

we enjoyed our time there also the kids enjoyed the rides there especially the train - decent amount of animals

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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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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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