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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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Best zoo in the bay area

with Fair like rides it was fun for the kids. It is a separate fee.once inside the zoo it is a decent size,we spent about 6-8 hours at the oakland zoo. the kiddos had a blast as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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Pinole, California
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Pinole, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

with Fair like rides it was fun for the kids. It is a separate fee.once inside the zoo it is a decent size,we spent about 6-8 hours at the oakland zoo. the kiddos had a blast as well as us. Fun shows as well. Definitely bring walking shoes was a fun little walk with inclines at some points.

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Hayward, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Cannot get to the SF Zoo? Try the smaller Oakland Zoo. Easy walk with a lion, tiger, giraffe, alligator, elephant, baboon, chimps, sun bear, insect and more exhibits. They have a sky train ride (about $3.50) and a kids' train. Sky train goes over the tiger. lion, giraffe, buffalo exhibits. Zoo closes around 4 pm. Parking lot fee ($9.00). Adult... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

My sister and I recently took my 7 year old granddaughter to visit the Oakland Zoo and were quite disappointed. Most frustrating was the lack of signage. Although we did have a map of the general layout, there was minimal signage to guide us. The enclosures for 5 giraffes seemed small but passable since they did not seem to wander... More 

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Perfect family destination. You can do the whole zoo in a couple of hours. Animals are well kept in authentic environment.

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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We enjoy the Oakland Zoo very much. The animals seem healthy and well cared for. Their enclosures are quite large with vegetation and water features. The zoo is very clean and well maintained. It's not very large, but features several animals in great exhibits. Elephants, giraffes, zebras, Tigers and sun bears just to name a few. There is adequate parking,... More 

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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Join the zoo family unlimited entries..ride tickets..free parking... great value!! I tale my grandkids every year. I love this zoo

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Location is nice. The animals seemed very well cared for. Great for kids education. Train ride. Gondola. Not a lot of heathy food selections. They are expanding with the new California Trail exhibit.

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San Francisco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Kids love the zoo. The children's zoo is perfect for kids under 10. The rest of the zoo is hilly so be prepared. If you have young ones, leave the stroller at home and rent one the zoo's strollers. Visitors can access the amusement ride area outside the zoo without paying the entrance fee. The rides are perfect for little... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Our time at the zoo was fun but not the best zoo experience we have had. A lot of exhibits are closed right now so that was a little disappointing. The tortoises, alligators and camels were really neat but it was hard to see the elephants and some of the other animals from the lookout points.

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Concord, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We recently became members at the zoo, so this was our first time and we will definitely be back! We arrived after lunch time and only spend three hours or so at the zoo, but we were able to comfortably and easily make our way around to see all of the big game animals and most of the other animals... More 

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