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San Diego Zoo

2929 Zoo Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
619 234 3153
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Ranked #9 of 237 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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San Diego, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

An absolute must if you are in San Diego. The bus ride gives you a great overview of the zoo. There are a lot of hills so be prepared if you decide to walk the entire zoo. Plan to stay for an entire day if you can. There is so much to see and you will not be disappointed. There... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

This is a terrific zoo. Well kept and clean. It's a lot of walking up and down hills but the bus system within the park is great you can hop on and off to get up those hills. A must see zoo.

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North Haledon, New Jersey
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

After hearing so much hype about how incredible the San Diego zoo was, of course when I knew I'd be in the San Diego area visiting the zoo was a must on our to do list. Right? Although we had a great time exploring the exhibits & walking around, I found it a little disappointing. Some of the animals weren't... More

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Surrey, Canada
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74 reviews 74 reviews
34 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Initially I refused to go to the zoo as I felt the entry cost was too high for a zoo. I changed my mind when I saw how much my husband really wanted to go. It is worth every penny and more. This is an amazing place. Please do go and enjoy. Go on the bus tour (which is included... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

This was my first time visiting the San Diego Zoo. This place is awesome! There was so much to see and do that we couldn't possibly see it all in one day!

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San Diego, California, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Very clean and orderly. Animals are displayed whenever possible in realistic setting. NIce to take the bus tour and then to walk the entire zoo. My chilren when younger attended Zoo School and really enjoyed the experience.

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Huntington Beach, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

the grounds are beautiful and immaculately clean. The variety of animals is amazing and the shows, skyfari and buses make it very interesting as you learn a lot about the animals and get an amazing view of the park on the skyfari. Definitely worth every penny! One of my favorite places to visit.

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

We used to live in San Diego in the 80's and 90's, and loved going to the Zoo and the Wild Animal Park. It felt like a real "wildlife" experience. On a visit to the Zoo at the end of September I was extremely disappointed by what they have done. It was like a mix of Disneyland and PETA -... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

From the Koala display to the Panda's, each a very shy animal for the most part, to the Tigers, Panthers and Elephants, the San Diego Zoo at Balboa Park was a wonderful place to visit for the day. The SkyTram provided quite the view as it traversed the zoo, and the food was quality at a price comparable to any... More

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Iowa
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

It goes without saying that this is a beautiful zoo. The gorillas, pandas, elephants, and orangutans were good places to just sit and watch. Some tips that you might find helpful: pick up a flyer from the rack at any hotel and it has a $5 off coupon. Take the 35 minute bus tour first to see animals and get... More

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