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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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Super crowded

Amazing experience, but cannot describe how crowded it was. Could not even turn around without running into someone. Get there before 9am if you want to see the pandas.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Amazing experience, but cannot describe how crowded it was. Could not even turn around without running into someone. Get there before 9am if you want to see the pandas.

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Kingston, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

The grounds were amazing with lush vegetation. For us, the panda and koala bears were the highlight. If you attend shortly after the zoo opens, you can take one of the buses which visits about 60% of the animal sites in the zoo. The guide we had was fantastic, she sang a number of songs about the zoo using Broadway... More 

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Ogden, Utah
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We love animals and zoos. And there is not really a more well known one. We were so excited to go but the layout is terrible hard to navigate. When you have to use a bus... You should know it's not user friendly. But there are animals that you can only see here.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

San Diego Zoo is doing it right. A great zoo designed with the animals in mind, not the tourists. They are doing great work to preserve our wild animal kingdom.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Having been to America's oldest zoo - Philadelphia and also the Bronx Zoo (NY), this has been on my bucket list to explore for years. Well worth the price - $43 for a one day pass as an adult. Plan on spending the day, as there are exhibit after exhibit to explore. We were fortunate to have arrived the morning... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

The San Diego Zoo is touted as one of the best in the nation, and I agree that it really is one of the best zoo's we have seen. It's easy to get to with lots of free parking. Plan on doing a lot of walking, some of it up and down hills. There is a tour you can take... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I was a member of the Zoo and Wild Animal Park while I lived in San Diego. It's a beautiful zoo, filled with awesome exhibits and animals. Don't forget your walking shoes because it is quite a workout getting from one end of the park to the other. If you want to see the pandas try to go on an... More 

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Riverton, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We have visited the San Diego zoo several times. plan a full day with lots of walking if you want to see everything. There are a lot of animals in a beautiful botanical garden setting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

One of the best places to go in San Diego. Beautiful landscaping. Try to go each time I'm in San Diego. Love the Panda display

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

alot of walking must take water and don't forget the sunscreen. if you are taking toddlers dont forget your strollers. they will get tired and crankie.

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