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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
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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Fort Myers Beach, Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

My 7 year old son and myself went to the zoo last weekend. We arrived at opening and had ample parking. When we left around 1 the lots were packed. The highlight of the day for myself was the chair lift with great views of San Francisco! This was an additional 3$ a person. There is a seperate section of... More 

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Oakland, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We had a family reunion in a building (Snow room) adjacent to the zoo in Oakland's Knowland Park, on a warm, Sunday afternoon. The zoo had many people attending, but was not crowded. Predominantly, many families with children were there. A narrow guage train that goes from point to point, children's rides and a children's zoo on the premisis. The... More 

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San Jose
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I rate the San Diego Zoo an A+, and rate the Oakland Zoo a B-/C+ This is a great place to wear out kids in the morning. Be aware: Oakland Zoo in on the sunny side of the Bay Area, so use sun block, floppy hats and drink water. The walking paths seem to be a victim of deferred maintenance,... More 

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Kearns, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Great place lots of animals and one I had never seen before! Grandkids loved it! Good value for the price. Spent several hours wondering.

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Oakland, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Tip - you can use your free entry pass for the parking too Not the best zoo but nice way to spend an afternoon. OK vendor food, pleasant walks and quite a lot of roaming (caged) animals. Save the expense by using your library card (go online) and order a free entry (need to do this ahead of time and... More 

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I went with a group of 5 women revisiting the zoo in February 2015. None of us had been there since the 70's and 80's. What a transformation. One of the best zoos now in the country. A must-see for children and children at heart. Take a day to be up close with the animals and enjoy the scenery. Premises... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

I have visited this Zoo twice, once in 2014 on Mother's Day, the second as part of a 1st Grade School trip in May 2015. This is a compact, yet fun zoo. There it a lot of animals that look happy and content (unlike San Francisco Zoo where I feel they are miserable). Our kids (age 10, 7 & 6)... More 

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Ceres, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is my favorite zoo! We saw so many animals (unlike our SF Zoo experience) for an affordable price (thank you, Living Social!). We did have a wheelchair in our party which is a lot of work on those hills but the weather was perfect so it was not so bad. The kids loved the Skyride experience. The Zoo was... More 

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Additional Information about Oakland Zoo

Address: 9777 Golf Links Road off Interstate 580, Oakland, CA 94605
Phone Number: 510- 632-9525
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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