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Roger Williams Park Zoo

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Address: 1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI 02907
Phone Number: 401-785-3510
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: Drawing visitors from across New England, this zoo is home to more than...
Drawing visitors from across New England, this zoo is home to more than 1,000 animals from around the globe including polar bears, tree kangaroos, moon bears and giraffes, all on display in natural settings.
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The Roger Williams zoo is my favorite zoo on the east coast. If you ever want to go to a zoo that has beautiful animal exhibits and will informed staff, this is the place to go... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The Roger Williams zoo is my favorite zoo on the east coast. If you ever want to go to a zoo that has beautiful animal exhibits and will informed staff, this is the place to go. The animal cages are clean, the animals are in good condition and the exhibits are extraordinary. The food is not too expensive compared to... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This is the oldest zoo in the country with many species of animals... Some of which we had never even heard of before (Taqin?!)The kids had a great time and learned so much about these animals in the process. The animals habitats were clean and well kept, and very close to their natural habitats. The animals all looked happy, healthy... More 

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west warwick ri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

grew up in providence been to zoo numerous times and while I've moved from city many years ago the zoo has grown much bigger and bty far for the better,,

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Reading, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I went today with group of 9 - three kids ages 11-15 and five adults. This is a really nice zoo, I just think that after hearing everyone talk about what a great zoo it is, I had very high expectations. As for the animals, the elephants and the giraffes are the highlights of the zoo. They have a daily... More 

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Clinton, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Love this small but mighty zoo. Its very well done, and does not break the bank. Great place to take the little ones with plenty to look at and do. My liitle guy loves the little water play area off the nature trail, he always has fun!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Fun fun. My husband, my son, and I loved it. I recommend to anyone going to providence for the day for pleasure.

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virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Plenty to see, and on the other hand, not too much. Easy to find by car. Clean, neat, well-kept. Animals seem pretty happy. Petting zoo could use a few more animals but still fun. Easy to miss the restrooms just inside the entrance. Push down on the faucet--a little weird.

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Spencer, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

My husband and I visited here one afternoon and spent about 2.5 hours wandering through the exhibits. They have a wide range of animals here that will appeal to everyone from young children amazed by the elephants to more rare species like the giant ant eater and endangered snow leopard. The exhibits are well spaced out throughout the park and... More 

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Henrietta, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The zoo is on the smallish side, but my family and I enjoyed it immensely. There is a lot of trees, which make the zoo pretty and provided much-needed shade on the hot and humid day we went. The animals looked well-cared for. The elephants are really close and we enjoyed watching them ho for a swim. All in all,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Great for young or old and designed for families. The grounds are well maintained and a nice combination of sunny and shaded spots. Viewing areas are designed well with even a few surprises. Great array of animals and a good amount of conservation information and educational programming available.

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