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San Diego Zoo

Address: 2929 Zoo Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
Phone Number: 619 234 3153
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San Diego Zoo
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San Diego Zoo Transportation and Admission
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Ranked #7 of 193 Attractions 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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Wooster
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

This is the best zoo I have ever seen or ever will see. The flora of the zoo is more highly valued than the fauna. Employees are super nice and everyone is in a good mood. (Why wouldn't you be?) Be cognizant of the natural enclosures and don't try any shortcuts but DO take the bus tour. (Wait in a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

This place is huge so make sure you pack water and snacks. Take plenty of rest breaks as there is so much to see. The highlight for me would be the treetop walk, but there's something for everyone. Just be mindful that if you are going to have lunch there it is best to pack your own, we paid $30... More 

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Salinas, California
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

We traveled with our 10 month old and it was AWESOME! Our first thing we did was on train around whole park. Then we purchased picture offer. We walked slowly, saw all animals and got great pictures! We'll be back again in a couple years :)

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

After a very average experience at the San Diego Wild life Safari park, I went along somewhat reluctantly to the SD zoo, but the December day was superb.Being prepared for a lot of walking, we managed to see it all, including the Panda. The girl at the panda exhibit talked incessantly to cover up for the fact that the panda... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

All of the staff and workers at sea world really did care about the customer. I would highly recommend anyone to go to Sea World.

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Billings, Montana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Lovely landscaping. Many different animals including the Giant Panda Bear. It was an enjoyable, family friendly day :)

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Cameron Park, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

What a zoo! the number ONE zoo in America! Person will be able to see about one-half of the zoo! Included a guided bus tour, Kangaroo Express Bus, and SkyFari Aerial Tram (many off and on!) (Comp from Wyndham.) Of course, we went to the Panda Canyon--saw a Panda eating bamboo (it took about 1/2 hours!) Wow! She was great!!... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

This zoo is out of control great. Being partial to the fabulous Columbus Zoo in OH, I didn't think I'd be impressed by The SD Zoo. I was so wrong- the zoo was great, loved the layout and had a blast seeing the elephants, riding in the sky cars and scoping out the koalas. Great time had by all!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

San Diego Zoo is a must-see for all visitors. I've been to zoos in many states and you won't see anythign like this anywhere else. It's the set up that is fabulous. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes because you will be wakling quite a bit. Dress in layers because the climate can be a little iffy at times. If... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

We wish we'd had another day in San Diego! We closed the zoo down and still had areas we wanted to explore. What a fabulous array of animals and plant life! We definitely want to return on another visit.

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