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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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Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 NEW

I went here purely to see the pandas, but had so much fun we spent the whole day there. It is a fantastic zoo really well run. The elephant area was fascinating.

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Beverly Hills, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

We picked one attraction in San Diego and weren't disappointed we picked the Zoo. We had so much fun visiting the animals and getting our way around. We took the SkySafari up, walked down, back up then caught the SkySafari back down again. Our highlights were unexpected because we had an interaction or got to watch something unexpected while we... More

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Mesa, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Had a wonderful day at the zoo Pandas are adorable , I am a member, and would visit again, and would also renew my membership. also adopted the Baby Panda. Great place to visit if you love animals.

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Hamburg
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

This was a must. Even if you don't have small children. The park is well-kept. Pathways are easy to follow, but you will get your exercise! The zoo is quite hilly. However, buses run across the park & there a several moving walkways that make it easier. The pandas are a must see! Simply lovely.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

After reading all if the hype about this zoo I thought we were in for a real treat, and sore value in spending a whole day there. Unfortunately I felt this zoo extremely over priced, and most enclosures very old and with poor animal visibility. Would not recommend this, there are plenty more interesting ways to spend your time in... More

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Southern California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

The zoo is lovely but is full of steep hills!!! Be sure to wear great walking shoes and take a water bottle. The Kangaroo Bus is a great way to get around because you can get on and off as many times as you'd like for one low price. (you can buy tickets for this bus at any gift-shop in... More

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Portsmouth, Virginia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

All the variety of animals, the convenience of transportation through the zoo. The eateries were clean. It is almost like the animals enjoy being there. I think we are entertaining them instead of the other way around.

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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

I really like the san diego zoo. Great weather, a fun environment. The gondola ride over the park is a neat way to see the whole park. Several animals that you won't see anywhere else like koalas and Pandas. You can bring in a small back pack for snacks and water which you will need because to walk the entire... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

I loved being in San Diego. The weather, the beach, the food, the people, and I loved the zoo. I was a little disappointed by the fact that most of the animals were sleeping. We went from 9:00-1:30, but it was still awesome seeing all of the animals. Zoo volunteers were very friendly and were always willing to talk to... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Great enormous site, very clean. If you accept that this is a zoo and it has animals in activity, this is as good as it gets. On the jungle side the enclosure and the outside world were blurred and you hardly felt like you were in the zoo. Just don't and see the polar bear...he looked very sad

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