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San Diego Zoo

2929 Zoo Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
619 234 3153
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As featured in San Diego for young kids
Ranked #8 of 215 attractions in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Type: Zoos
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Considered one of America's best, this famous zoo is home to some of the rarest animals in the world including giant pandas and koalas. Visitors... more » Owner description: Considered one of America's best, this famous zoo is home to some of the rarest animals in the world including giant pandas and koalas. Visitors explore animal habitats organized into 10 bioclimatic zones, from arctic tundra to rainforest. « less
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Wigan, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

I can only endorse what other reviews have said about this zoo. It has an excellent reputation which is entirely well deserved. There's a huge range of creatures here, plenty of shops, food outlets, a useful map which is free. It's easy to spend a whole day here and still not see everything. Not only is there a huge variety... More

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san diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

The zoo is a must for tourists and locals. It's amazing in terms of the number and variety of animals and plants that are showcased in what seems to be a relaxed and natural environment. Love the gorillas!!

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Buffalo, NY
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

We had a great time here seeing all the animals, especially the Pandas. It's a great way to have fun while getting in some exercise. I think we walked 10 miles!

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San Diego, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

This is a great zoo for families to visit. There are many areas to explore,hills to conquer and the polar bear exhibit is a lot of fun once you get to the top of the hill. Then there are the adorable pandas and my favorite, Cat alley. This is once of the best zoos to visit anywhere and there is... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

We visited San Diego ZooWednesday 2nd April 2014. It has been a place I have wanted to visit for many years and I was not Dissapointed. I will add though that SYDNEY AUSTRALIA's TARONGA ZOO runs very close in quality and displays to this Zoo so if you cant get to the USA and San Diego Zoo try Taronga it... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

I have been to zoos all over the Us, Japan and Austraila.....hands down, SD Zoo is incredible. Wear comfortable shoes...go right after entering the park. Head toward the Elephant enclosure, that way you won't have to walk up hill the whole day. We were there for 5 hours....stopped for lunch in Alberts Restauraunt near the Gorillas. Nice, off the fast... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Slip on your walking shoes, slather on your sunblock, and grab your sunglasses or sunhat and prepare for one of the most amazing zoo visits ever! I LOVE animals - all animals, so this was a dream come true for me. I have been to zoos all over the US and India, and this is hands down one of the... More

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Las Vegas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We really liked the fact that you can grab a double decker tour bus that takes you throughout the zoo to give better viewing vantage points of the animals and their habitats. Great for taking pictures too!

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SAN DIEGO
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

The zoo is a real draw for tourist and locals. I know numerous parents who purchase annual passes for themselves and their kids to go over and over to see new exhibits, exercise while strolling their babies who delight in the sounds and surroundings. Nighttime Zoo occurs during the summer and is a real treat with the Zoo all illuminated,... More

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Portland, Maine
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Beautiful Zoo lots of animals fifty characters is alot to say lots of walking and lots of people a must see in S D

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