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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 garden...

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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Such a great experience

As a life long Seattleite I am sorry to say that I have taken the zoo for granted and this was my first visit in probably 15 years other then for concerts. They have made such... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Seattle, Washington

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Seattle, Washington
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471 reviews
195 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As a life long Seattleite I am sorry to say that I have taken the zoo for granted and this was my first visit in probably 15 years other then for concerts. They have made such great strides through the years opening up the exhibits so that the animals can rome around, climb trees, swim, etc. and for most it... More 

Thank tall_six6
Edmonds, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Granted I grew up in the Seattle area, and have watched the zoo transform over the years, so to say I have a soft spot for this place is an understatement. When my son was younger we had a membership, which I would recommend to anyone who will come here more then once. The membership, gets you in faster by... More 

Thank Jill G
Seattle, Washington
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88 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a great time and walked a lot. Go early for less crowds. There are plenty of places to get food. We were just a little sorry we could not see the Bengal Tiger due to all the adults blocking our way. Lots of fun stuff in the gift shop.

Thank lady58_11
Bolzano, Italy
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116 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went yesterday to this zoo because I bought the Seattle CityPass that includes also a ticket for the zoo. I spent 2 hours and a half inside the structure and it was really nice! Big park, a lot of animals divided by their habitat and also a lot pf activities (birds and penguins feeding)!

Thank Gabriel G
Miami Beach, Florida
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80 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We go to zoos and aquariums wherever we go, and we go everywhere. After two visits the Woodland Park Zoo has become our favorite. Lots of active, healthy animals in clean and spacious displays. Helpful employees and volunteers everywhere. Some unusual animals, such as magnificent Stellar Sea Eagles, unusual owls, and the best Orangutan exhibit I've ever seen. Playful otters,... More 

Thank rare2go
Naples, Florida
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58 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small beautiful zoo with great walking paths. The nw animals were all very active the day we visited as it was sunny and not too cold. Wolves, bears, otters, and elk all up and about. The exotic animals were staying a bit closer to their warm homes but still nice to see. Lots of family's and even people with dogs... More 

Thank Sirenia13
Victoria, Canada
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31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved the 'wild animal park' feel to the zoo. Lots of interesting animals with a worthwhile focus on rehabilitation. The carousel was a cool bonus!

Thank Picky_BCTraveler
Shoreline, Washington
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27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Most of the animals were not even out. Then, the glass in the Bear and Tiger Exhibits was so scratched, and cloudy that you could barely get a decent picture/photo of the animals. Was quite disappointed in this zoo to say the least. Considering the size of Seattle, this is a rather mundane zoo. I have been to other zoos... More 

Thank Lynn H
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hubby and I decided to go on a weekday and almost had the whole park to ourselves. Some of the animals were still sleeping when we got there or huddled inside to stay warm. I recommend going in April or May when things warm up a bit. All in all it was a lovely day and we' all continue to... More 

Thank Cecelia T
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31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are so many animals and exhibits to see at the Woodland Park Zoo! When we've been they haven't been too busy, but you can also get rainy day discounts so keep an eye out! You can feed the penguins, and stay all day!

Thank Kerry S

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