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Roger Williams Park Zoo

1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI 02907
401-785-3510
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Ranked #7 of 70 Attractions in Providence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Zoos, Natural History Museums, Parks, Gardens, Observatories/ Planetariums
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Traveler Description: The Rogers Williams Zoo  is the best zoo in New England by far. The zoo was nothing special before it closed in the late 70s. When it reopened in... more »
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Providence, Rhode Island
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

That is correct if you are Rhode Island resident you can go to Roger Williams zoo for free. The weather is usually nicest for the zoo either 1 st Saturday in May or the first Saturday in October. The zoo is nice to see a few times. In the last few years the renovations have removed many exhibits.

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Waterford, Connecticut
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

It was a beautiful early fall afternoon at the zoo. The zoo is so clean; the enclosures so large and appropriate for the animals they house; the animals look so healthy and well taken care of; the docents were friendly and informative--who could ask for more. Yes, some large metropolitan zoos have larger collections, but Roger Williams is great for... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We loved the zoo, the animals were in plain sight, it was clean, not too crowdy. it is not pricey. We truly enjoyed it.

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Pawtucket, Rhode Island
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

As zoos go, this one is very nice! It's easy to maneuver, the animals appear well cared for, and it's kept very clean. Lots of parking and things to see. We love the Pumpkin Spectacular in the fall!

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Brooklyn, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Alas the problem with coming from NYC is that many visits to attractions such as this while traveling is a little underwhelming. This zoo claims to be the THE BEST zoo in New England and while it's fine, it's not very special either. We only spent an hour here after a 10 min drive from our hotel. If we had... More

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Margate, Florida
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81 reviews 81 reviews
18 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

My daughter got a family pass for a gift (annual). She has a 3 1/2, 2 and 1 year old. They all enjoyed it including us. Love the petting zoo, spacious, clean, variety of food, gifts. Exhibits that even small kids can see in well, water wall and petting zoo. Great!

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Fresno, California, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Not too many large animals beyond the elephants and giraffes, but the habitats are nicely make and the layout of the zoo encourages wandering. Strollers and little feet abound! The Red Panda was a favorite

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Hicksville, New York, USA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This is a little Zoo compared to say the Bronx Zoo. But it is a nice family activity. Within about 2 hours one can cover all displays. Excellent for people with children. Animal Enclosures allow people and animals some distance and a window or area for viewing. Feed a Giraffe or Seals (for a fee) at lunch, little petting zoo... More

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East Sandwich, Massachusetts
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We have visited many times and always enjoy walking through the exhibits. My kids especially like the red panda and I have to drag them away. I always make sure to walk by the play area at the front too or they will want to stay there all day. Don't forget to bring them a change of clothes as the... More

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We had a great day at the Zoo. My older daughter & her family, my younger daughter & fiancé & my self & husband. It was so good! My husband had always gone to this zoo since the 1950's! We last visited maybe 3 or 4 yrs ago. Much had changed. For the good. It was always nice, now it's... More

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