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Utah's Hogle Zoo

2600 East Sunnyside Ave., Salt Lake City, UT 84108
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Type: Zoos
Activities: Walking
Description: Family-friendly entertainment at affordable prices: this zoo features more than 1,100 animals fom all over the world.
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

The zoo is nice, not the best in the world but certainly on par with many I have visited. Kids love it anyway, so we go. Wish they had a motorized chair.

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Midvale, Utah
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

What a treat. We got free tickets somehow and i was delightfully impressed at the quality. Greatly improved since I was a kid. The polar bear exhibit was great, and going with little kids -- just the best. Food's still pricey, but they repainted most of the drinking fountain-lions since I was a kid. What they lack in biodiversity they... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

I've taken my children to some of the country's best zoos including the San Diego and Doorly Zoos where animals are honored and cared for in reasonably clean enclosures that at least attempt to resemble natural habitats. The Hogle Zoo puts their large cats on small slabs of concrete in small cage enclosure and calls it all good - as... More

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Erica H, Manager at Utah's Hogle Zoo, responded to this review

Hi @TeresaD1 - Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback. But it sounds as if you haven't been to Hogle Zoo in 20 years. That may have been true a long time ago - but the Zoo has come a long way and thanks to the amazing support of our community, has made big strides and big improvements.... More

Tempe, Arizona
Top Contributor
147 reviews 147 reviews
41 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

so It's great. 2 hours and you've seen everything. Very kid friendly, multiple viewing areas of animals ensures maximum ability to see said animals. The zoo is always clean, bright and inviting. I need to find out who their landscapers are and have them come and do my house!

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San Diego
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We love Hogle Zoo. Everywhere we travel we check out the Zoos, ten so far, oh my!!. The Hogle Zoo is fun. You can take a picnic basket and eat along the way. Ride the train and just enjoy a good family day at the Zoo.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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108 reviews 108 reviews
30 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I guess being from St. Louis I'm kind of spoiled by our zoo (it's free and a lot nicer!) but if you are like zoo's, this one isn't bad. It's $15 a person to get in. It's not a bad way to spend a few hours if you have younger children. They have a train that takes you around the... More

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Orlando, FL
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114 reviews 114 reviews
28 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Hogle Zoo is located approximately 5-miles East of downtown Salt Lake City, and is near to the University of Utah campus. The Zoo is well sign-posted and has ample parking. We visited in September 2014 and admission was $14.95 per adult. Considering all the upkeep that exotic animals need, veterinary bills, feed, etc we didn't think this was too high... More

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Eureka, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Love this zoo!! I had the best time there and would go back in a heartbeat. It is small but has all the types of animals that you would ever need to see. Very clean and well put together. Recently decided to have a memorial plaque put up and Ron (who is in charge of it) was absolutely incredible. Even... More

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
24 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Hogle Zoo is not the biggest zoo you'll ever go to, but it is very nicely arranged and the animals seem well-kept.

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Prineville, Oregon
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Met up with friends in Salt Lake City and visited Hogle Zoo. It's a small, well kept zoo with good access to elephants, giraffes, lions, rhinos, sea lions, polar bears, various monkeys, small animals and more. It was a warm, sunny day and animal caretakers were helping make animals visable to see, feeding, etc. They had bird talk and other... More

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