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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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Irvine, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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
2 helpful votes 2 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
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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Las Vegas, Nevada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

It was fun for my four year old and me, we flew into Santa Maria airport. We spent the day there, fun to see all the animals. He was able to feed the giraffe's, he has a blast.

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Foothill Ranch, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We were in town for some kayaking, and decided since we had the afternoon the day before to do something local, that we would visit the Santa Barbara Zoo, as it was only a few blocks away from where we were. What a great small zoo, with an ocean view (and mission on the hill view)on the walk paths. It... More

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Long Beach, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

It's very inexpensive and small...it only took about 3 hours to walk around including time spent sitting for lunch. It's a very clean zoo and we couldn't get over how beautiful it is.

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Our Zoo is a great place to be introduced to the animals in a setting that is a beautiful park overlooking the Pacific Ocean and the Bird Refuge with the mountains in the background. It is easy to access, park and walk in a couple of hours or spend all day with a picnic or snack shop, ride the train... More

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Westlake Village, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Our kids love this place and never get tired of it. There is just enough to do and see here without exhausting your kids for hours and hours. You can see most everything in 3 to 4 hours (depending on the age of your kids). The selection of animals is great (lions, elephants, primates - all the basics are there)... More

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