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Roger Williams Park Zoo

1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI 02907
401-785-3510
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Ranked #6 of 66 attractions in Providence
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

We are lucky to have this fantastic attraction in our capital city! The zoo offers a variety of animal attractions and is a delightful way to spend the day! It is the gem of the park. We visited the park and zoo again this year since the nice weather is finally here! We have been many times and it is... More

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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40 reviews 40 reviews
34 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This is a great way to spend a day. I went to college in Providence, and I would walk to this park and study. Actually got chased around a tree by a squirrel until I gave him/her my bag of popcorn. That was 25 years ago, so maybe the squirrels have learned some manners by now. I brought my 3... More

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Rhode Island
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Good things come in small packages. The whole park is a delight!! Especially, the Japanese Gardens..

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is a great zoo with lots to see and do. Make it a day and take a picnic, there are plenty of places in the park to sit and enjoy the day. Ride the paddle boats. A little expensive for a family though. See if your library has passes.

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Bursa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Not much animals and too noisy place by the highway intersection. Not recommended. The shops inside the zoo were closed when I entered even in lunch time!!

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Tampa, FL
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52 reviews 52 reviews
20 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We were recently in Providence for a short stay on a very cold weekend. Still, we love zoos and noticed RWPZ was open - so gave it a try. Despite it being a gray day with snow in every direction, most of the animals were outside and active. We only had to go inside to visit the giraffes and elephants.... More

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Hyde Park, NY
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

This was very enjoyable! A large selection of Animals, Birds and Reptiles. I loved the Harbor Seals, Giraffes, Elephants and my favorite The Red Panda.

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Orlando, Florida
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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Fun lots to see, pretty big if go through once you probably missed something , there is different ways to go around , to find new things.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

I have the family pass and find myself at the zoo often. I bring my young child, and friends all the time. Every time we go something interesting happens. We found a snapping turtle baby on the wetlands trail, the elephants were getting treats and the trainers were making them appear to smile, the monkeys threw things at my cousin,... More

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North Providence, Rhode Island
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55 reviews 55 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Great place to spend a nice day outside enjoying New England. This is such a great zoo, they are constantly making additions to the park and changing attractions so it is a little different each time you go.

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