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Sacramento Zoo

3930 West Land Park Drive, Sacramento, CA 95822
(916)808-5166
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Ranked #22 of 92 attractions in Sacramento
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Zoos
Description: Children and adults alike delight in this zoo's almost 400 species of wildlife.
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reno nv
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162 reviews 162 reviews
54 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

I like it better then the San Francisco Zoo!!! Plenty of animals Clean and a nice gift shop fairly priced items Family Fun!!!

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Spokane, Missouri
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

This place can hardly be called a "zoo" by any means. More like a jail for these animals to die a long, slow death alone. We only stayed for an hour because my four children were too upset by the conditions the animals were kept in. They kept asking me where they were, or why they didn't have grass, and... More

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Sacramento
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

A lot of empty enclosures, construction going on here and there. What animals there were, very nice but not a great variety. How many varieties of hornbills do you want to see? On the plus side, I enjoyed the landscaping throughout. Bring your kids I guess. I'm all for animals, but I still think they charge way too much for... More

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Seaside, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Took my kids to Sacramento zoo, my kids had fun especially the 4 year old saw different kids of animal but what I think is the zoo is to small...... I was expecting to see elephants there where non....what I like the most was the giraffes it was good for the day visit....

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Sacramento
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

It is very small in size, but it has a nice variety of animals. We really miss the hippo and polar bear, but always like the apes and monkeys. The line to feed the giraffes is mostly too long, try Six Flags for that. Nice location in a park. Easy for small children. Nice summer camps for younger kids. Go... More

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Sacramento, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Didn't care for it. Too small, not enough animals to view, overall, not impressed at all. I would not re-visit the zoo. I like the park that it's located in, but just not this particular attraction.

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FB, California
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101 reviews 101 reviews
44 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

It's not a huge zoo, but it's neat and tidy. The animals seem very happy, have shiny coats, and lots of room to play in. I saw lots of parents with little ones walking around, and the kiddie train was fun for all.

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Mission Viejo
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66 reviews 66 reviews
15 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Good place to take kids, small and inexpensive. Staff friendly and informative. took daughter there in summer which is better than winter. But a zoo is a zoo and the little one's love it!

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Davis, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

Its no secret that the Sacramento Zoo is a great place to bring children. My person experience isn't actually with kids though, I brought my parents there, who were visiting from out of town. It met the requirements of being local and inexpensive. We had a great time, one of the nice things about such a small zoo was that... More

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Huntington Beach, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Great little zoo for a 2-3 hour getaway. They had a good selection of animals and it was clean and layed out very nice. Train ride and merry-go-round for the kids were extra. We did not eat at the food places or buy anything from the store. You can park on the street next to a beautiful park and walk... More

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