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Central Park Zoo

830 Fifth Avenue, New York City, NY 10021 (Manhattan)
212 439 6500
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$99*
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Ranked #339 of 873 Attractions in New York City
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Owner description: Oasis of wildlife in downtown Manhattan where visitors can encounter more than 1,400 animals in a variety of habitats, including a tropical rain forest to view rare birds and icy Antarctica to view penguins and other chilly creatures.
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New York City, New York
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50 reviews 50 reviews
35 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

I went solo to get my rush of furry, cuteness. The zoo isn't big and it's good for a few hours. I got the $18 all inclusive ticket that includes the main zoo, the kids' zoo, and the 4D theater. This month they're playing 'Rio' and just a heads up, it's the first 'Rio' movie (the animated blue macaw movie)... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

A great zoo, everything from Snakes to Leopards. It has a lot of animals and doesn't take long to get around but enjoy yourself at the same time. Something great to do when walking through Central Park.

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

It's a cute little zoo with not too much to do. It's small which makes it easy for a quick visit and not too big so the kids won't get too tired.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

After seeing Madagascar we thought we would be able to see the animals that were on the film however they are not there nor have there ever been giraffes and lions there. Which is disappointing but the baby snow leopards made up for it! It was a fab way to spend our last day, and a nice treat to look... More

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Puerto Rico
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Spent a lovely fall afternoon with my daughter enjoying the exhibits and activities. Reasonably priced, friendly staff, beautiful layout.

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Santa Clarita, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

It is a small zoo, with a few exhibits, but still very enjoyable. The aviary presented well and has a large variety of birds. The zoo is well maintained as is somewhat amazing since it is in Central Park.

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Santo Domingo
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Is a very small zoo but very interesting, they show a 4D movie too. Our kids liked the experience and had a great time.

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Tennessee
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10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I often visit zoos when I go to different cities. This zoo is particularly small, but well worth a visit. It does not contain most typical animals - elephants, giraffes, etc. but is does have snow leopards and red pandas, a delightful bird aviary, penguins, snakes, and other wonderful animals and exhibits. I also recommend that you time your visit... More

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Chicago
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We spent $48 for 2 ad/2 kids and it was not worth it. When you are in Chicago visit Lincoln Park Zoo for free!

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Pontefract, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

i went to this zoo on the 6 nov this wk i was appalled how disgusting it was the animals are so packed in small enclosures and the penguins were in a disgusting tank and as for the sea lions pool iv seen bigger in a kids pool how any one can say this zoo is a nice place is... More

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