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Address: 2929 Zoo Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
Phone Number: 619 234 3153
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: Considered one of America's best, this famous zoo is home to some of the...
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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The main attraction are pandas, so be prepared to wait to see them up to 45 minutes. If you come early than you will wait 10 to 15 minutes. You can get easily lost, but the staff... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Felt that the animals did not have enough space but also understand that they need to be small enough for public to see the animals or whaats the point. tours around park too expensive

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

The main attraction are pandas, so be prepared to wait to see them up to 45 minutes. If you come early than you will wait 10 to 15 minutes. You can get easily lost, but the staff is nice and helpful.

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Athens, United States
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81 reviews 81 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

I was able to go during my recent business trip. I went solo which I was very grateful for because I rushed around the zoo for 4 1/2 hours to see all the animals and didn't feel like I had to wait on anyone. I went on Friday around 1:30 p.m. and left as they were closing. It did not... More 

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Brookfield, Wisconsin
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

The San Diego Zoo is tops. The variety and visibility of animals is far better than other zoos. The grounds are spectacular. The admission fee is higher than most, but it includes a bus ride and ariel tram. The zoo is a must see for any age.

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Rome, Georgia, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

The SD Zoo was nice but a bit overrated. It is similar to Disney's Animal Kingdom but without the fun rides and cool music. Parking is free and that's a huge plus in SD.

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Southlake, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Great tour. The ability to get on and off all day long is a definite plus. You can take the time to fully explore the places that sound good to you and bypass the ones you don't. Drivers narration tells you lots of things to check out. Don't buy your ticket over the phone though--They email you a confirmation and... More 

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Rancho Cordova
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Nothing bad to say about this trip! It went flawless, the park is clean and animals were well taken care of. Bus tour is a must. free all day with admission. 3 park ticket is the best option.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Pandas are a must see. Do your pre visit research as you can get good deals and the timing is important to see the animals you want at feeding times and active times.

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Wisconsin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed great views of the park on the skyride! Park employees/trainers also extremely knowledgeable and helpful!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

We were only able to spend around 4 hours here but it was brilliant. The day was overcast on a Friday and so it was a little quieter. There were lots of school kids on visits. We were able to see a new born baby jaguar and gorilla clinging it to her mothers back. The layout of the zoo is... More 

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