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Oakland Zoo

9777 Golf Links Road off Interstate 580, Oakland, CA 94605
510- 632-9525
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Ranked #8 of 46 Attractions in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: 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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Lafayette, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I like to bring my foreign visitors to Oakland Zoo. It never fails to amuse and delight. The zoo is well kept and the staff is friendly and helpful. Support the resource. It is well worth it.

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East Bay, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

The zoo is small enough to do in a couple hours if you wanted to, with great animals. It's fairly easy to walk around for families with young kids. I'd bring some snacks or food.

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Oakland, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Our granddaughters (almost 10 & 7 years old) were visiting us and they wanted to go to the Zoo - we made it a fun day to be together - relaxing too :)

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Oakland, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Wonderful little zoo. Very doable in 3 or so hours. Lots of trees and plants make it ver comfortable. Lots of shade, places to sit. Kids petting zoo. Places for kids to play. Well thought out animal enclosures. Train. Gondola . Caveat: unfortunately the very worst fast food. Bring snacks or picnic.

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Santa Clarita, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Oakland zoo is smaller than SFO zoo but nice enough with a variety animals. They were some rare animals e.g sun bear, squirrel monkey etc. The bat exhibit was very interesting. The entrance fee + parking was a bit pricey for what the zoo offered. Overall, the zoo had plenty of animals, was spacious and pleasant to walk around.The African... More

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Oakland, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Great little zoo with fantastic children's zoo. Lots of space for the kids to run and plenty of great exhibits.

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NYC
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Just a terrific zoo. Well run clean pleasant environment the Apple the animals are well cared for and I know the staff has an excellent reputation. The only zero I know of that actually has African elephants as opposed to Asians. I was pleasantly surprised by the play area with the mechanical rides just a nice touch to have a... More

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Weimar, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We got to the zoo about 2. The zoo closes at 4. So we got to see a lot of feeding. It was on a Thursday, hardly anybody was there. It was one of my best zoo experiences. Very impressive for a smaller zoo.

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Genoa, Nevada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The annual fund raiser for the Knowland Park Zoo is an event my family attends every year. Various wineries, breweries, restaurants, and caterers present their specialties all over the zoo. One can sample all kinds of food and drink while walking around enjoying the zoo animals and musical groups stationed all around the whole zoo. It is a very special... More

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San Jose, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Small zoo, but adequate. The play area is an additional attraction for kids. Love the tigers, missing the elephants though.

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