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Woodland Park Zoo

5500 Phinney Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98103
+1 206-548-2500
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As featured in Seattle for young kids
Ranked #27 of 212 attractions in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Zoos
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Nationally award-winning Woodland Park Zoo is a 92-acre zoological garden featuring more than 1,000 animals representing nearly 300 species from... more » Owner description: Nationally award-winning Woodland Park Zoo is a 92-acre zoological garden featuring more than 1,000 animals representing nearly 300 species from around the world. New exhibits include Zoomazium, an indoor, nature-themed play space for kids, and our award-winning Humboldt penguin exhibit, replicating the desert coasts of their native Peru. « less
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Stroller parking, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

This zoo is just overpriced and boring I would rather sit home and watch tv than ever go here again. This place is extremely boring. They put no thought into whether or not you can see the animals. Dont ever bring your money here.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

I read reviews on being at the zoo in the rain and was a little uneasy on going. We went on a rainy day, I had called ahead and it didn't qualify for the rainy day discount. Once we got there, we knew why. There were dozen upon dozen bus loads of children from summer camp programs, which should be... More

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Los Angeles, California
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104 reviews 104 reviews
76 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

With time to kill before our flight we decided to hit up the zoo if for no reason than it was there. As far as zoos go it was laid out well, had the typical critters you'd like to see and was fairly priced. I enjoyed the token they gave you upon entry to put into the 'donation' bin and... More

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Vaxjo, Sweden
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I personally love a good day at the Zoo. Its so much fun and I enjoy the animals just as much as I would enjoy an amusementpark. This Zoo is a great place to go with or without kids. It's big enough for the kids to get tired after one day but small enough to actually have time to see... More

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Seattle
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73 reviews 73 reviews
40 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The Zoo is beautiful with winding trails and even a rose garden. There is a restored carousel, too. The animals are well cared for in wonderful spaces. Get a map so you don't get lost! If you have children, be sure and stop in to feed the birds.

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Bellevue, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The grounds of this zoo are beautiful and the exhibits are both educational and entertaining. Coupled with perfect weather, we spent all day enjoying the animals including the feeding experience for the elephants and giraffes. The elephant feeding isn't exactly worth $5, as you basically just hold out a bamboo stick with leaves and have very little interaction. The giraffe... More

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Victoria,B.C.
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Went there with my 20 y.o son , who had never been to a zoo. It was killer hot that day, so most animals were hiding/sleeping. Saw a paw of a lion! Etc. However, I would not wish the zoo to be any different, the enclosures should be as they are, allowing the animals to hide and be full of... More

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Bensenville, Illinois
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6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

My wife and I had some time to kill before checking into our place in Fremont. Coming from Chicago and Brookfield Zoo, it's hard to be impressed by zoos in other cities and I have to say Woodland Park has a great Zoo. It's not as big as Brookfield and I don't think the facilities are as nice, but Woodland... More

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Seattle
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Woodland park is wonderful place for any occasion, Seattle's everyday Disney. The park has a variety of animals , ecosystems, and related educational material. It has sections ranging from African savanna to tundra and everything in between. The penguins are the main act, they are lovely , cute, and most kids get attached to them. The park is in Fremont... More

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Mountain View, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Amazing collection here. Loved the mixed exhibit with African animals. The wolves were on-point, saying hello to all the visitors.

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