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Roger Williams Park Zoo

Address: 1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI 02907
Phone Number: 401-785-3510
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Ranked #9 of 34 Activities in Providence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Natural History Museums, Observatories/ Planetariums, Gardens, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities, Zoos & Aquariums, Museums
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Owner description: Drawing visitors from across New England, this zoo is home to more than 1,000 animals from around...
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Type: Natural History Museums, Observatories/ Planetariums, Gardens, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities, Zoos & Aquariums, Museums
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Dothan, Alabama
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69 reviews 69 reviews
43 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Literally had thousands of real pumpkins carved and lit as jack-o-lanterns. A true fall season spectacular in New England. We returned the next weekend, because we couldn't get enough on first visit. A tip to beat the crowds... Weekends are very busy. If you purchase a ticket with dinner, it adds a nominal cost, and allows you to go around... More 

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Milford, Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

The Roger Williams Pumpkin Spectacular is an amazing event for all ages to see! There are 20,000 different carved pumpkins for the month of October - November. Each section is themed with a specific type of carvings and music is playing in the background. There are many people if you go on a busy night, and it can be hard... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island, United States
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

I have been to the Roger Williams Park Zoo daytime and nighttime. Daytime we go there and we can see a lot of animals which some of them are cute and pretty. The elephants in the zoo are lovely, they grab their food with their long nose and you can even see how they poo. And the nighttime in October... More 

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Seattle, WA
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Large zoo with lots of different animals. Has Elephants, Giraffes and other African animals. Seemed to have good amenities open even in the winter.

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12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

I only stayed in Providence for a day and I still think seeing this zoo was definitely worthwhile. It is a big zoo, but far from the biggest one I have seen. I saw many families with young children and they all seemed to be having a great time as well. I loved seeing the giraffes, they were so close!

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Westborough, Massachusetts
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14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Buy tickets in advance. Buy tickets in advance. One more time...If you can, find a Groupon. Great value! Lines are long so be prepared to wait quite a bit to actually hit the exhibit itself. But gosh it's something to see! So cool. Would go again. Everyone in our group from 45 to 5 loved it.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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45 reviews 45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This was a very nice afternoon. Our family recently moved to Providence and we were impressed with the zoo. Easy to walk around and some nice exhibits. It was fun to feed the camels (an extra charge but worth it).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

The Roger Williams Zoo has come a long way in the past thirty years. it is highly regarded for its animal habitats, it's science programs and it's exhibitions to name just a few. The fall's highlight was the annual pumpkin display an artistic expression of all designs and themes pumpkin. It was fabulous. The only down side which jumps out... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A terrific place for everyone to visit. There are great activities for young children and handicapped access sites as well. Playgrounds and animals and in the summer a water spouting play area.

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This is a nice place, with nice staff and beautiful animals. The staff seem connected to the animals and vice versa.

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