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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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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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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Perfect for all ages

We visited the zoo in September on a Saturday and found folks of all ages enjoying a wonderful experience. While some of the vendor areas were closed (no longer summer crowds) we... read more

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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited the zoo in September on a Saturday and found folks of all ages enjoying a wonderful experience. While some of the vendor areas were closed (no longer summer crowds) we found the park to be big enough so that venues were easy to navigate and the animal environs about as real as they could be. Our under two... More 

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Westport, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This zoo is just lovely. The animals are amazing to see and to see them interact with zookeepers. Great to bring the children for the day or even to stop by the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular in October.

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Sharon, Massachusetts
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137 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Roger Williams Park Zoo is a terrific zoo and they made great efforts to keep the animals in natural settings peculiar to their respective habitats, but this necessitates very expansive settings. Be prepared to walk. Very spread out.

Thank AbrahamLincolnCPA
Cortlandt Manor, New York
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have spend many wonderful times visiting this zoo with our grandkids. It is just the right size -not too big and overwhelming. You can see everything in a few hours and there is plenty to see and do. It is excellent for children and adults and very easy to navigate. One of our favorite places to visit in Rhode... More 

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Redding, Connecticut
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5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were surprised at how nice this zoo is. Loved the giraffes and elephants most, as well as Miss Florence, an 87-year-old volunteer who was delightful and gave my boys quarters to buy goat food. We also enjoyed the kids play area and could have spent more time if it had been available. Even with school groups causing temporary gridlock,... More 

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Cranston, Rhode Island
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64 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this Zoo. I think it has a lot to offer. I love the Giraffes and Elephants as most zoo's do not have them.

Thank murph315401
Wellington, Florida
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57 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good place to spend the day with kids or a 1st date. Not to big, not to small. Worth the trip. Nice family environment

Thank julie g
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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57 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I were visiting the area and we were looking for something low key to do. We saw the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular and thought why not. All I can say is wow! I kept saying to myself, these are pumpkins! It is pretty packed. Some hints: - Buy your tickets on line and be there by 5:30pm. - Be... More 

Thank WRES
New England
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85 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

VERY, very popular!! We have been meaning to go to this for a few years now and finally made it. We tried last year but not realizing how insanely popular it is, we tried on the night before Halloween. It was a nightmare of cars backed up everywhere, and bumper to bumper traffic. No thanks. This year, we purchased our... More 

Thank gala62
Melrose, Massachusetts, United States
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The family, girlfriend, and I visited just the other night. We thought it was great, as the Artistry that goes into a lot of the carvings there was really incredibly detailed!! The general ambiance was awesome, as they had lit-up pumpkins way up in the trees, and all over the water pond they have there too! Perhaps the only thing... More 

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