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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 231 attractions in San Diego
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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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Loved the Zoo! Bring good walking shoes, there are lots of hills. Parking is free and if you want, you can visit Balboa park.

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Lehighton, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

This zoo has a good selection of animals. It also has good restaurants and interesting exhibits. Everything is in good condition.

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Philadelphia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

This is an amazing experience. Make sure to plan for a whole day. There is so much to see. Take the tour first so you have an idea of the whole zoo. The sky ride is fun to take both ways. We also saw the sealing show which was fun. The panda, koala's and elephants were Great. Loved it!

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Phoenix, AZ
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54 reviews 54 reviews
26 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We went to the zoo and was gleeful at the great military discount for being retired air force! We started out with the guided bus tour, which was great. The guide was very informative stopping for picture opportunities and sharing interesting tidbits. Then we did the air tram for a VERY fast once over the zoo. Then we took the... More

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Long Beach, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Everyone was super friendly and informative, and the grounds, animal enclosures, etc were pristine. We loved watching the keepers work with the elephants. Also, walking around the whole zoo was a great workout with all the hills, stairs, etc. We can't wait to go back!

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Surrey
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53 reviews 53 reviews
9 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Loved the Zoo! Bring good walking shoes, there are lots of hills. Parking is free and if you want, you can visit Balboa park.

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Clermont, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

If your in the San Diego area and have a day to kill, you've got to check out the San Diego Zoo. The reptile exibit in better than any I've seen. You have to go on the Skyline which gives you a birds eye view of the entire zoo and is included in the price of a day pass. The... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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55 reviews 55 reviews
21 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

San Diego Zoo lived up to its reputation and a world class park. Being from St. Louis, though, it was hard to stomach the price. In St. Louis, the Zoo is free and is frequently ranked up there with San Diego.

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Ocala, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Took my niece and had a blast looking at all the animals! Staff was nice animals were looking happy to be there too.

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washington dc
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The zoo was nice just like everyone says but it wasn't as green as I had hoped but I guess that was because of draught going on in California. I have 4 tips to make your visit more enjoyable. 1.Get there early for good parking place. 2.Buy tickets before hand so you wont have to wait in line(we got there... More

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