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Carlsbad Living Deserts Zoo and Garden

Carlsbad, NM 88221
+1 575 8875516
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Ranked #8 of 19 attractions in Carlsbad
Most recent review
- Mar 3, 2014
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Rochester, Minnesota
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57 reviews 57 reviews
11 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

What a nice surprise to find this place. We went in the afternoon and didn't have enough time to really see it all. The animal exhibits are kept up nicely. The garden areas show many different plants from the surrounding Chihuahuan desert. $5 per adult is very reasonable, we were there in February. The birds were my favorite exhibit; there... More

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Menlo Park, California
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

The place is worth a visit. The gardens with all the different plants found in a desert is very interesting. They rescue birds of prey and animals - a bald eagle with a missing wing and not able to fly. The center has interactive things for kids as well as the kid in adults.

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

This is a good place to kill some time but I was surprised at how skinny the deer were it honestly made me sad and I hope these animals are being treated ok. My kids loved it there but they have never been to a large zoo either. I would say if you are in Carlsbad and don't have anything... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2012

It seemed like we had the place to ourselves a couple of weeks ago when we toured. It had good exhibits of animals and plants. My daughter (15y/o) loved the place--one of her favorite attractions throughout southern NM. The view is beautiful from here!

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Truth or Consequences, New Mexico
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22 reviews 22 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2012

We got in at a reduced price with coupons from our lodging. It was a pleasant couple of hours of strolling through the grounds and we learned some things we didn't know. I did feel sorry for some of the animals like the bear and big cats; I wish I knew if they were rescues that couldn't survive in the... More

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