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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
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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Good to see that RWPZ is undergoing major transformation. We loved to go there with the kids. The annual pass is a bargain and the animals look healthy and treated with care

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Suresnes, France
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Good to see that RWPZ is undergoing major transformation. We loved to go there with the kids. The annual pass is a bargain and the animals look healthy and treated with care

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Cedar Knolls, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

My husband and I were staying in Providence for a wedding and we were looking for something local to do because we needed to leave for the wedding my 3. Parking is free and admission is very reasonable. The exhibits appeared to be well kept and all staff that we came in contact with was very knowledgable. This is an... More 

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north branford, CT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This was our 1st time here and we had such a great time. I don't know what it is about this zoo that makes it so wonderful, maybe how its set up. I never felt too crowded. The employees were all great, the animals were fun to see. There is a kid play area that is great. We will be... More 

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Danvers, Massachusetts
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Went to the zoo for the first time on a date, and had an awful time. Spent 20 dollars on two chicken ceaser wraps and a soda, neither of us could stomach the wraps and ended up tossing them before we could finish. I went to use the restroom, but was stuck in a stall with no tp for 20... More 

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East Providence, Rhode Island
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Great place for very young children/toddlers and their parents. Not so much anyone else. Exhibits were closed and not as many as described, and the "gift shops" were below minimal. I wish I'd known before I paid $14.95 and spent part of the last day of my vacation there.

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Hudson, Massachusetts
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We always enjoy Roger William Zoo. It's alway nice and clean. Loved the new camel rides and rock climbing wall. I wish there was a place that coolers could be left so we don't have to carry them around all day or leave them in the car and trek back and forth to the car to get our lunches.

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York, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

What a wonderful way to spend the day. This Zoo is one of the best! Have been many times when my children were young. Now my 18 and 13 yr. old revisited our favorite zoo and we so happy to see that is was better than ever. Beautiful,well maintained and educational. Animals are treated humanly and kept in appropriate enclosures.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I've been to many zoos and aquariums throughout the country and I recently visited Roger Williams Park Zoo for the first time. I was very impressed with every aspect of the facility. There was cohesive themeing throughout the zoo, depending on which area of "the world" you were in. I found a lot of details that went into the look... More 

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Atlantic, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We spent the morning roaming around the zoo it is smaller than most zoos but spread out enough that you don't feel rushed or crowded.

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Westfield, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We absolutely loved the Zoo. We went on a hot day which might have been the only bad thing about our trip. The park was clean and beautiful. The animals range from every part of the world. My two young girls loved their visit. There was a place to get you face painted, plenty pf options for cold drinks and... More 

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Additional Information about Roger Williams Park Zoo

Address: 1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI 02907
Phone Number: 401-785-3510
Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Providence
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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