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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 #25 of 206 attractions in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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: Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Stroller parking, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
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Port Mcneill, British Columbia, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Twenty-five years since our last visit? Can't believe it's been this long. What a great place to visit. Wish we brought the kids (who are grown up now). We have such fond memories of this ZOO. Glad it has been so well maintained, and the staff is amazing. Very happy we re-visited.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

My family and I visited the zoo on a rainy day, but it was great. My children and I loved all the animal exibits. At the end of our trip we decided to stop by at the zoostore, unfortunately they had just closed. My son who was looking forward to getting a suvenier was very dissapointed. As we were about... More

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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147 reviews 147 reviews
63 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

The zoo is nice but it seems every time I have come to this zoo, many of the animals are hiding, sleeping, or just super shy. I took my kids here and they really liked the penguin exhibit the most. The zoo takes all day to see everything. I had to come twice to see it all as my kids... More

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Seattle, Washington
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The Woodland Park Zoo can easily take up two days of your time. Days well-spent. It's a phenomenal park that, unlike other zoos I've seen, does not make you feel bad for the animals. Most of the enclosures are expansive and crafted to resemble native habitats and the animals are very well treated by the staff. Our family goes there... More

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Boston, MA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

This is a really nice zoo, and I was lucky that many of the animals were active the day I attended. I found it a little confusing trying to figure out where to park and then where to enter the zoo. There are several parking areas and several ways to enter the zoo, and it's not quite clear. Look for... More

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HOPE
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed this zoo. Alot more animals than I thought and a beautiful layout. My grandson could feed the budgies and penguins. The food area was huge and the food good, reasonably priced and huge amounts. Fantastic day even with rain.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

This zoo is really neat and has lots to see. I had to take a bus there but it was a nice ride and had lots of fun seeing all the animals and even an elephant show. I would recommend it. I am going back to Seattle soon so I may squeeze this in there if there's time. :)

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Cloverdale, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Kids loved the variety of animals. Prices were very reasonable for a zoo. And feeding the birds was a real treat.

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Richmond, B.C.
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We just returned from the Woodland Zoo and it is simply the best zoo within 2 hours of Vancouver, B.C.. The Aldergrove Zoo isn't in the same class, level or sophistication as the Woodland Zoo. Our 6 y/o and 2 y/o loved it !! We loved the wolves since they were very active during feeding time. The animals are 'hit/miss'... More

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Was a little hard to find the place even with a GPS! Was a decent zoo, but nothing spectacular. Not enough animals, and too spaced out! An average zoo experience, and definitely not a must do when in Seattle...If you have an extra few hours on hand, and a good GPS then go for it:)

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