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San Diego Zoo

2929 Zoo Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
619 234 3153
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San Diego Zoo
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$15*
and up
San Diego Zoo Transportation and Admission
90%
Ranked #9 of 245 Attractions in San Diego
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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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 explore animal habitats organized into 10 bioclimatic zones, from arctic tundra to rainforest.
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

The variety of animals in there and and the size of it, makes it one of the best in the world. Highly Recommended.........

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Take the bus tour and get the overall feel for the park before you start--only takes about 30 minutes. Try to get the bus with Zooman who is very knowledgeable of the zoo and its animals. Also take the Sky Tram to get to the back of the zoo and work you way to the exit....it saves lots of steps!

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

as expected the zoo is awesome the size and layout is good they have a bus that takes you thru the entire zoo and then of course they have the Pandas

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Harwood Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

I can't say enough about the San Diego zoo. We spent a full day there and would go back again. It was a hot day but the park is heavily shaded so it was perfect. All of the zoo exhibits are well placed so you never have to walk far between them. The animal habitats are very well maintained and... More

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Belfair, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Just flat out one of the best zoo's if not the best in the nation. If you are in San Diego and have the time, this should be on your list. I recommend arriving when the gates open and making your way to see the pandas first to avoid the lines later in the day. Enjoy the visit, is all... More

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El Paso, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Wow. This zoo is amazing. It is huge. We planned to spend the entire day there and we could have actually spent two days. The zoo was very clean and was a great time for our family!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

It has probably been two decades since I last visited the San Diego Zoo and I was surprised at how sophisticated it has become. They must have a really good budget to work with supported by many donors because the animal enclosures were very nicely done. There are also a lot of exhibits (such as an exhibit on tar pits)... More

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

The animals were in enclosures that provided a semblance of variety for them. In fact, the plantings throughout the zoo were a highlight in and of themselves. We did a lot of walking, up and down hills and steps as well as in flatter areas; the zoo provides elevators in one or two places for accessibility. The newer enclosures have... More

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Norfolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

The much praised San Diego Zoo lives up to all of its hype. This zoo is ENORMOUS, so my first tip to you would be to invest in some great walking shoes. (We clocked in about 13000 steps which equaled roughly 7.1 miles). The main exhibits of the tigers, pandas, and bears get fairly crowded, but stick in there and... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

The San Diego zoo is known to be one of the best in the country (ranked #2 behind the Omaha zoo)! We are from the Midwest and were on vacation in San Diego and wanted to enjoy the animals and sunshine! The San Diego zoo is nice, but $46 per adult is a lot of money! The Omaha zoo is... More

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