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Woodland Park Zoo

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Address: 5500 Phinney Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98103
Phone Number: +1 206-548-2500
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9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

Nationally award-winning Woodland Park Zoo is a 92-acre zoological...

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.

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This is a great zoo all year long. many exotic animals and unique experiences throughout the year for families.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Shelton, Washington

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Shelton, Washington
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a great zoo all year long. many exotic animals and unique experiences throughout the year for families.

Thank MichelleTS
Odessa, Ukraine
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100 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I loved this zoo very much.As it was winter we couldn't see a lot of animals but the variety of them is really great.Also the variety of environments impresses.It's clean,neat,many nice trails.I would enjoy coming here for a walk again and again

Thank Dermenjy
Hong Kong Region, China
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

not really big zoo I am a big fans of zoo and animals lover , every times when I go to I new place I would like to visit their zoo. base on I visited a lot of different zoo, I would say it is not a big zoo. But still good for family and animals lover to go.

Thank Lucylavender_ma
Peekskill, New York
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96 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The exhibits are wonderful and the zoo is laid out very well. Some of the staff members walk around and are available to answer questions. We spoke to a very nice older gentleman who was very knowledgeable about all the animals.

Thank travel2364
Seattle, Washington
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95 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had plans to see the zoo and ended up doing it in the rain. I was still fun and kept the crows away, which helped a lot. Most of the animals were visible and appeared well cared for. We had a good time and were able to see everything and didn't feel rushed.

Thank 664DavidK664
Zillah, Washington
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The size of this Zoo is perfect for a one day visit it has enough animals to see at a no rush pace, my daughter enjoyed it a lot.

Thank Franco T
Metlakatla, Alaska
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125 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This zoo is well maintained, the animals and other critters seem happy and content. The enclosures are natural and appear to be good for the creatures throughout the place. Good for kids to see and enjoy, alot of walking but still lovely

Thank gnw69
As Sulaymaniyah, As Sulaymaniyah, Iraq
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

its good location in seattle , you can go by bus from city center alot of animals avilable in Zoo recommended for 3 h

Thank Shwan H
Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Since my daughter is grown, there is a limited appeal in watching penguins, but I do love them. Go in the spring and summer, get tix for Zootunes and you can see the critters and hear some great music.

Thank syncomm1
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of my favorite zoos...it's flat and easy to get around. The exhibitry is thoughtfully done and the staff is wonderful.

Thank Patricia W

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