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San Diego Zoo

Address: 2929 Zoo Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
Phone Number: 619 234 3153
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Ranked #4 of 499 things to do in San Diego
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Considered one of America's best, this famous zoo is home to some of...
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Activities: Viewing wildlife
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Excellent day out - got 10% discount with work ID - still expensive but worth it - once you get in, firstly go on the bus tour showing you the park - this will give you a feel of the size of the zoo along with what's on offer. Our second ride was the cable car ride to the other... More 

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Longmeadow MA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

I had been to the zoo in 1995, but my wife had never been, so we put it on our itinerary. It was our last day of our vacation to Palm Desert and San Diego, so maybe we were a little burned out, but it was not as I remembered it. The animal enclosures seemed smaller and more confining than... More 

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Chicago, IL
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

There are times when I am unhappy about zoos keeping animals cooped up in small cages so human can gawk at them to their heart’s content, but the San Diego Zoo is not that type of place. It is home to many happy animals that have large habitats that allow them space to roam. It is not cheap to visit,... More 

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East Wenatchee, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

A fabulous zoo. You really need two days to do it justice. Suggest going during weekdays....we went on a Saturday and presume it was much busier. Take the bus tour to get oriented. It's not cheap to get in but a very worthy cause....

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Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

This was my family's first visit to the SD Zoo. It truly is one of the best we've been to, and we've been to bunch! Obviously it's of the few places in the USA where you can see Pandas. That in itself is worth the trip. The Zoo provides great viewing of all of the animals in beautiful habitats. Get... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

It's pricey at $44 for a day. And being from NY we were inclined to think that it couldn't be better than the Bronx Zoo. We were right, it's not better but it is different and equal. Be sure to begin with the bus tour/orientation. Go early in the day, follow your route on the map and you can see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

This is a great zoo to visits and so many animals to see. They do a great job here, especially with children!

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The Villages, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Loved the zoo! Get up close and personal with the animals. Make sure you see the Pandas early when they are most active. Would like to go back when we have more time.

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San Diego, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

It's truly one of the best zoo's you will ever see. It's also one of the largest - it spans over 99 acres and is must see if you are visiting San Diego. If you are a local ( I am) - the yearly pass is well worth your money. I strongly recommend taking the bus tour first. It will... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

In my first review I noted this was as good Columbus zoo. Well it had been some time since I was there and we went again recently, San Diego blows it out of the water. Just booked travel to San Diego and will for sure be visiting again. I must add that we don't have children and definitely don't feel... More 

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