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Oregon Zoo

4001 Southwest Canyon Road, Portland, OR 97221-9704
503-226-1561
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Ranked #23 of 301 attractions in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Zoos, Scenic Railroads
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Traveler Description: T he Oregon Zoo Visitors of all ages will enjoy this fine Oregon attraction, exhibiting about 1,880 species of animals,  270 species of birds... more »
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Monee, Illinois
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55 reviews 55 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I will explain my title. I am use to zoo's that are set up to help the flo. You have an idea where to go. I am use to a zoo that doesnt feel like a zoo. Oregon Zoo had a lot of chain fences. Not to keep the animals in but just around the areas. So much greenery in... More

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Portland, Oregon
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I have visited many zoos and this one was a bit disappointing . Smaller than most and a bit expensive for entrance fee.

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Kalispell, Montana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

This was my 2nd trip to the Oregon Zoo. This trip the animals seemed, I don't know sad. There was a polar bear shuffling backwards stopping short of falling into the water only to walk forward & then repeat the backward shuffle again, we were told he was exhibiting some kind of behavior of being caged. I don't know but... More

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74 reviews 74 reviews
42 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

This is one of the nicer zoos I have been to and I really enjoyed it. There is a good selection of animals and I really liked how intimate the setting feels. They are currently in the middle of an expansion/renovation project that will take the next couple of years. The project has shrunk the area actually accessible by current... More

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Cheney, Wa
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142 reviews 142 reviews
9 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 NEW

I liked the set up. The animal areas made sense, and I always appreciate an exhibit that reflects indigenous fauna for viewing as well. Most all viewing areas were a success, to include the bobcat area, with those ferocious little buggers being extremely shy. As usual, the otters and the penguins stole the show. Indeed, all the animals looked very... More

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Nothing spectacular, but still a nice zoo. Tends too be so busy every time we visit that we are unable to see a portion of animals.

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Ocala, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I went here many years ago and it was fun and nice to ride either a camel or elephant. I would want to look into their training practices now since we all know the Horrible Abuse that Elephants face with Ringling Brothers Circus "training" facility in Florida and throughout other Circuses, large and very small.

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Astoria, Oregon
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We happened to go to the Zoo on a day that was so busy we had to park quite a distance away and be shuttle-bused. They were pretty organized with the shuttle buses but it creates quite a hassle with everyone's huge strollers. Once we were in the zoo, it seemed to be a little confusing even with the map.... More

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Medford, Oregon
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76 reviews 76 reviews
20 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Kids enjoyed and grown ups enjoyed seeing kids smiles. It is not as big as some other ones but it is big enough to spent the day being close to animals.We enjoyed a lot that we decided that we wanted to come back and therefore we bought a membership. I have to mentioned that the day we visited it was... More

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Denver, Colorado
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I consider this zoo to be decent. They have some good ideas, just need to build on them. Quite a bit of the zoo is under contruction. I can't wait to see how everything turns out.

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