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Sacramento Zoo

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Address: 3930 West Land Park Drive, Sacramento, CA 95822
Phone Number: (916)808-5166
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Description: Children and adults alike delight in this zoo's almost 400 species of...
Children and adults alike delight in this zoo's almost 400 species of wildlife.
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Good Zoo a lot of the animals were not out mainly the monkeys. I would recommend Zoo to others. Many animals the cats were a family favorite. Food was priced like other zoo's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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Henderson, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We were planning on visiting the zoo since we had 2 small children and they both love animals luckily we found a coupon at our hotel which was the deciding factor. It was great. We were able to see everything in just a few hours so we were able to go back and look at our favorite exhibits again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This zoo was just the right size for small children. The price was reasonable and the staff was great. The giraffe exhibition was the best ever.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I've been going to this zoo since I was a little girl. It's very well tended and the entrance fee is reasonable. However, the cost of food and the extra circulars is a bit much. I recommend going early so you can see all the animals. Later in the day they tend to be napping. But if your wanting to... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Truly a family friendly treasure, surrounded by parkland, and a fantasy kingdom for kids!! Relaxing day, educational excursion, quiet date, or sharing a love of exotic animals, come here!! Fun for all ages!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Good Zoo a lot of the animals were not out mainly the monkeys. I would recommend Zoo to others. Many animals the cats were a family favorite. Food was priced like other zoo's. Tickets are decently price.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We come down about once a year to see the animals with the kiddos. The new areas of the small African animals was neat. Loved the aardvark. The giraffes were fun the day we came. One of them was busy kicking a barrel around. Neat seeing them use there brains to do something different. The snow leopard was jumping up... More 

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

Our family has been driving from Placer County to visit this zoo for 20 years. It has grown and improved for the better. The exhibits are typically clean and most animals appear healthy and well cared for. Best to go early in the day of possible. The parking lot and surrounding residential neighborhood, while safe for the most part, can... More 

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Sacramento, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I have lived in Sacramento for over 50 years. When our kids were little we used to frequenty visit the Sacramento Zoo. I took my grand nieces there on the weekend. How disappointing.....no elephants, no hippos, no penquins, no otters that I remember from years ago. It seems like the size of the Zoo has shrunk. The Zoo seems to... More 

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

It has been a few years since I've been to the Sacramento Zoo, and I read a profile of the new director so I made an afternoon of riding my bike to the zoo and checking it out. They have greatly improved the quality of life for the zoo residents. There are not as many different kinds of animals but... More 

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

My toddler enjoyed all the animals that she got to see. She also enjoyed the animal show, she talked about several of the animals afterwards. It was warm when we went but we were very excited that they had misters in certain areas. I enjoyed the river otters. The zookeepers gave us a demonstration about how they could be trained... More 

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