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Santa Barbara Zoo

500 Ninos Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
805-962-5339
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Zoos
Description: The world's most beautiful Zoo!
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

If you're looking for a safe, fun, learning environment with plenty of tfun hings for kids to do (but not too much at an exceptional value, this is the place. What child doesn't appreciate the outdoors and having fun at the same time? What more could you ask for? Animals, beach, greenery, play-area, food, fun, and the sun. Perfect size... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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209 reviews 209 reviews
34 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

We spent a delightful several hours here. It is a charming small zoo with quite a selection of wild animals. The penguin exhibit was fantastic – one of the best I have been to. It was open and well done to emulate their natural setting in the wild with the different types of rocky ground and a large pool. It... More

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Lake Forest, California, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

This zoo was surprisingly clean and well maintained. The attractions and animals were very impressive and amazing to watch. For a Sunday morning, it wasn't too crowded or overwhelming and we were able to get through most of the attractions in a few hours. Lots of spots for little ones to have fun as well.

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Bonsall, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

My husband and I took our grandsons from San Diego up to Santa Barbara for a weekend and ALL of us thoroughly enjoyed the Santa Barbara Zoo! This zoo is a very comfortable walk for little guys, grandparents and all ages. The animals are very visible and easy to see, even for little ones. There were a lot of big,... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile

While the zoo may be small in size , it has a good selection of animals. I also like the fact that you don't need to spend the whole day there to see everything. The location is easy to get to and has great views.

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Irvine, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This is a great zoo for younger kids. The location makes it very pleasant and you feel a cool breeze from the ocean all the time. It's a small zoo and you can complete it in 2 hours. It's pretty and has a few shows that you can sit down and enjoy with the kids. If you want a quick... More

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Gilroy, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This place is awesome. It's just large enough, have a good selection of animals, most of them were out and about in their cages. Clean, safe, child friendly, feeding stations. Good value for food, will deffinitley be going back. You can feed the Giraffe's for an extra cost, totally worth it.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Our annual pilgramage to SB wouldn't be the same without a day at the Zoo! We've made the zoo a fixture every year that we have visited family in SB - who incidentally became Honourary Members after many years of volunteering and aiding visitors to the zoo. We love the SB Zoo!

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Wonderful zoo for the size of the town. A definite must see. And feed the Giraffees for a small fee.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

The SB Zoo is a perfect zoo for the whole family. After an afternoon at the zoo you have plenty of time to hit the beach.

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