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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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Fun for kids and other species

Took my 5-years old for Zoo expedition on a great spring day. Zebra, lions, and red panda did not disappoint. We met some monkeys as well as something called Aardvark  (cool... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Sacramento, California, United States
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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I've been to alot of zoos around the country and I have to say this is one of my favorite zoos. We've gone here alot and every time is different. They have a great selection of interesting animals, great souvenir shop, a small playground and the staff are awesome! The only bad thing is bring your lunch and eat at... More 

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Sacramento, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Took my 5-years old for Zoo expedition on a great spring day. Zebra, lions, and red panda did not disappoint. We met some monkeys as well as something called Aardvark  (cool creature!). Mini train ride was fun, Zoo's store is worth to visit. The whole experience is very personal, kind of short but enjoyable. I would come back again with... More 

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Vacaville, California
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11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I grew up going to a lot of zoos. Sacramento is my favorite. Small and pretty and friendly. The entire park is pretty. I used to take my kids and now my grandkids.

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Sacramento, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Its not the biggest or the bestest zoo but it is our zoo so we love it here for our kids to discover and learn about animals. It is not big but good enough size for 1-2 hour walk about. Our favorite are the giraffe and red pandas. We have the family membership which pays for itself after 3 visits... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Went with son and family for sons field trip. Very very small zoo. Never been to a zoo with no rhinos or bears or hippos. The lions, tiger, and leopard were sound asleep (why the heck does 6 flags have 2 tigers about 3 times the size of the one at the zoo) this zoo has lots of room to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Nice medium sized zoo with lots of shade. Not too big for family's with smaller kids. Giraffe deck one of the highlights. Can be a little hard to find if you're not from the area.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 via mobile

It's definitely the smallest zoo I've been to. But it's well kept, and really clean. The gift shops affordable as well. Perfect for the little ones that get bored easily.

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Riverside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Power walked to annual Zoo Zoom fundraiser, then got to walk around the zoo and enjoy the animals. Love the Giraffe platform. Missed the lion cubs because they were eating inside. Enjoy taking my camera and seeing what interesting and different kinds of photos I can get. Nice place to take the family.

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Basingstoke
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Very fair prices, seniors pricing starts at 55 so group of 4 of us less than $22. The animals do seem to be in small cages which is sad. Big tip, if you see school kids coming, run, all they do is shout omg at the top of their voices, left with ears ringing.

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Missoula, Montana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Good place to introduce your kids to different animals. You can even feed a giraffe. The giraffe feeding is only when the male is hungry so you have to watch to see if others are feeding him, food provided.

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