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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 58 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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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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Port Coquitlam, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This was our first time to zoo. Very impressed with the layout of the zoo. Animals were out and about. Feeding times well documented throughout the zoo. Very welcoming for a family picnic, lots of open spaces. Next time we visit our grandkids in Santa Rosa we will make the trip back down to the zoo, we loved it!

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San Francisco, California
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8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This is a great small zoo you can visit for a few hours and not take an entire day wearing yourselves out. If you have small children it's great as well bc they won't get too grouchy or tired in this small yet wonderfully kept zoo. Oakland Zoo also offers really amazing summer camps for kids which we have used... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We recently went to the Oakland Zoo and had a pleasant time. We were a little bummed becuase a majority of the animals were not out (but unfortunately it was a really hot, humid day and I myself sought after shade at every opportunity! ). The "skywalk" ride was awesome, I highly recommend it anyone who goes to the zoo.... More

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Norfolk, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Eight dollars just to enter the zoo compound!! To enter the zoo was another fifteen. The tortoise appeared completely lifeless, and for a bay area zoo the lack of a fish exhibit seemed extremely peculiar. Those were the bad points. I was pleasantly shocked senseless at the number of animals on display! I've been to other zoos with one decrepit... More

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Pahrump, Nevada, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Coming from Nevada, we rarely get to see wild animals and green grass in a park setting. We loved the elephants, giraffes, and especially the baboons. My daughter was in heaven seeing so many different animals in one place.

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Victoria BC
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Vermont
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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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
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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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