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Santa Ana Zoo at Prentice Park

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Address: 1801 E. Chestnut Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92701
Phone Number: 714-835-7484
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Pleasantly Surprised

If you are looking for the type of zoo experience you would get at the LA or San Diego Zoo, this is not the place for you. I knew that this was not going to be some huge zoo with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
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New Carrollton, Maryland
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New Carrollton, Maryland
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81 reviews 81 reviews
30 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

If you are looking for the type of zoo experience you would get at the LA or San Diego Zoo, this is not the place for you. I knew that this was not going to be some huge zoo with Lions and Tigers, but I was pleasantly surprised. My wife, my mother and I took my 3 year old to... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Had a fun day with the kids at this zoo. It small and right off the freeway so easy to get to. Its small and can be seen in a few short hours. Theres a playground for the kids witb shade and tables for the parents. Food is reasonably priced but fries came out cold and had to get a... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This little zoo is so cute. It is very tiny and there aren't a whole lot of things to do, but I'm glad it's here because although small, it still has enough attractions and reasonable price that it's definitely still worth the visit!

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Houston
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120 reviews 120 reviews
27 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

What a mistake to go here...several primates and two camels and an ant eater...not much more. The zoo itself is not well maintained and the exhibits are nothing special...in fact, the animals do not appear to be well taken care of. Don't waste your time.

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CALIFORNIA
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318 reviews 318 reviews
176 attraction reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We have 4 grand children and they love this zoo. So, we have had a family pass for 3 years and enjoy taking them to see the monkeys, play at the playground and ride the train or carousel. It is a perfect zoo for little kids.

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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Disappointed in thus zoo. As an LA and San Diego former resident, I found the Santa Ana Zoo to be significantly lacking in the animal department.

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Anaheim Hills, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

A smaller zoo filled with all types of monkeys. Fun for the family and a good 2-3 hour outing. Easy to get to, but the parking can be a bit hard to find.

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Horley, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
19 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Visited this Zoo with my Grandchildren it is only a small zoo but perfect for toddlers and small kids but not much for older kids and grown ups. We were having lunch and informed over the tannoy that the train and carousel were now closed this was at 2pm ( The Zoo does not close till 5pm) the kids were... More 

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Lake Forest, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
18 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This is a charming zoo with a small town feel. It has the distinct reputation for their moneys which are the chief cornerstone of the zoo. They also have a great playground and shop area - and a train and a carousel that is so much fun to ride!

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Denver, Colorado
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful small zoo with easy free parking. This zoo is great! Small, lots of trees, great walking path, farm animals to feed and pet, jungle gym, snack bar, train, and carousel for the kids. My 8 year old enjoyed the visit, but would have absolutely loved it when he was about 5.

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