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Address: 2929 Zoo Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
Phone Number: 16192310249
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: An urban paradise for all ages, the San Diego Zoo is a must-see in...
An urban paradise for all ages, the San Diego Zoo is a must-see in Southern California, with more than 4,000 rare & fascinating animals. See giant pandas, Komodo dragons, gorillas, tigers, flamingos, polar bears, and many more. Plus, visit a colony of 25 koalas along with wombats and Tasmanian devils at the Zoo's newest exhibit, Australian Outback!
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Beautiful zoo

The grounds and exhibits are spectacular. Everything is green and cooling. So many creative habitats for the animals which are living in captivity. For the senior citizens and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The grounds and exhibits are spectacular. Everything is green and cooling. So many creative habitats for the animals which are living in captivity. For the senior citizens and those who are not in great shape, this zoo is quite a workout. You know it's going to be a strenuous adventure when you see emergency call phones on the long, uphill... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

San Diego has a pretty nice zoo, we all know that. But it's terribly expensive, going along with all the other theme parks in Southern California. If you're looking for a great experience seeing animals the Safari Park (run by the San Diego Zoo) up in Escondido is MUCH MUCH better!

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I did a fast tour as I didn't have much time, so I focussed on the Asian cats, Pandas (must see!) and Elephants. I think it is a great place to take kids and there was plenty to eat and drink throughout the place. They provide different buses as you could end up doing a lot of walking otherwise, which... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This is the best zoo that I have been to. They have a very large variety of animals and a lot of animals that I have not seen at other zoos. Be prepared for a lot of walking to include hills. Take a water bottle and they will fill it with ice and water at any place that serves drinks.... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Funny,Fast,Speedy,Intelligent,Humurous,Smily,Happy,Loving,Caring animals in the Zoo.Cant think of also all these qualities in a zoo.All animals looking at you with all confusion.You love their look,their silent talks,their hints,their plans.Its a very good place to visit.

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Hoover, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

All my life I've heard of the San Diego Zoo. It's been lauded as the prototype for other zoos to emulate. That cannot be true...I hope for the sake of the animals that it is not. I have never been as disappointed in something that was so built up in my mind. We started with the guided bus tour, and... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

A world famous zoo and for many reasons. if you get there early, head directly for the pandas, otherwise there are goind to be long lines later. We were alone watching the pandas for a long time.Also enjoed the koalas ad many more animals. it's a huge zoo, so wear comfortable shoes and get ready to walk all day!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Α beautiful park with lots of animals to see and spend your time nicely. If you ask me what i liked most is.... the tigers.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed this zoo. The animals look happy and well cared for and the employees seem to be very knowledgeable and seem to really love these animals. Everyone there was very friendly and accommodating. The elephants there are old and received daily tlc which in my opinion is a very nice thing to do for these animals. The pandas... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Many cities have a zoo. Some cities have two. The San Diego Zoo wowed me with their attention to a mission. They are trying to educate the population about their mission to understand, protect, preserve and, where possible, return some species to a viable habitat. And their mission has extended to the botantical realm. This isn't just a huge zoo... More 

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