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Address: 1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI 02907
Phone Number: 401-785-3510
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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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Great place for a walk

I did not visit the zoo but rather took a walk in the Park. Located a short drive from downtown Providence, the park has more than 4 miles of trails and a beautiful lake, along... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Marlboro, New York
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ri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

The animals here appear happy and healthy, they have babies here which means good things. They are constantly updating and improving the exhibits. When my son was young we would come three or four times a week

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Marlboro, New York
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91 reviews 91 reviews
19 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

I did not visit the zoo but rather took a walk in the Park. Located a short drive from downtown Providence, the park has more than 4 miles of trails and a beautiful lake, along with several historic buildings and a botanical garden.

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Vallensbaek Municipality, Denmark
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We went to the Zoo on a shinny day in spring with the grandkids. We, the grandparents are from Denmark living in Copenhagen. Compared to the Zoo in Copenhagen this is a small Zoo with relative small amount of animals. They all seem to have lots of room and that is a plus. Many things to do for smaller kids.... More 

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Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I love this place and take my family there several times a year for different events. It is probably the best and least expensive with the most attractions anywhere.

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Long Island, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I'm not a hippie or animal rights activist, but they should have better habitats for their animals. The one single elephant was walking on cement, sadly bumping into the corners and picking up the chains with it's nose. The grass around the fence is worn out from the elephant reaching out and picking at it. We breezed past the zoo... More 

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Miami, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

Roger Williams Park Zoo is a great way to spend a day! We weren't sure at first how big the zoo was or how many animals we would see but we were pleasantly surprised. I have to say there were many unique species here. We really enjoyed our day at Roger Williams Zoo.

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Fitchburg, Massachusetts, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We love this zoo and visit it many times a year. It is clean, has a great variety of animals in their natural habitats and is affordable. Honestly, I love elephants and I could just sit and watch them all day and have felt like I had another great day at the zoo.

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NYC
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We love how the animals are almost always awake and walking around. We caught the elephants getting a bath. The baby goat area is fun for a hands on experience (complete with hand washing station when they are finished). Don't forget to get a Del's!

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Rocky Mount
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Roger Williams Park, in my opinion, is one of the best zoos in New England and possiblyon the East Coast. They have made many improvements and adeditions. It's a must see on anyones list!!!

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Providence, Rhode Island
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74 reviews 74 reviews
48 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This is a must for families. The exhibits are updated pretty regularly and there is always a seasonal theme that allows access to the animals (if you prepay ahead of time and sign a waiver). Our last trip included feeding the giraffes by hand and having the seals perform tricks for us as we fed them fish. The red panda... More 

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