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Roger Williams Park Zoo

1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI 02907
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Ranked #8 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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Mystic, Connecticut
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69 reviews 69 reviews
33 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

My grandson, age 5, had a great time visiting the Roger Williams Zoo; and, surprisingly, I did too! Actually, this was his idea because he recalled enjoying a previous visit. FARMLAND is a welcome new attraction; children can even experience milking a cow (albeit a simulation). I was impressed with the beautiful landscaping and layout; even the animals in residence... More

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Waterford, Ireland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We spent 4 very enjoyable hours here. There was a great variety of animals and they seemed well cared for with good sized enclosures. The Red Pandas were our favourites and we wished we could have taken one home! The butterfly garden was beautiful and it was fascinating to see the chrysalis' in various stages of development. Just one criticism... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Nice little zoo. Small but clean. Nice little lunch area, food was fresh & decent. Great petting zoo for youn children

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New York City, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This zoo was the perfect size and the price was right. We arrived at the zoo around noon and the parking lot was packed,however there is plenty of parking. The lay out of the zoo is great. It is like one big circle with plenty of attractions. My kids loved the camel rides(which are extra as well as the butterflies).... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We visited with five children ranging in age from 3 to 11. They all enjoyed this zoo. We ditched the stroller, they all walked it with no trouble. Elephants, giraffes, red pandas, camels, kangaroos, and much more.

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Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Visited with my mom and my 7 month old. Great layout. Lots of shady lanes to walk exhibit to exhibit. The food was good. The park was PACKED and we got there early (10:20am) an a weekday. Parking was at a premium when we left an hour plus later. Now on to the Bathrooms! Ew! Messy and small! One family... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Providence is not a large town, so have realistic expectations. They had a few really interesting animals. You can walk the entire zoo in about 1 1/2 hours even taking your time.

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Cheshire, CT
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Loved the zoo. The food and refreshments were reasonably priced and it was a good thing to do for 3 to 4 hours. I wish they had gorillas but there were some great animals to see in good habitat areas.

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Columbus, Ohio
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207 reviews 207 reviews
67 attraction reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I went to this zoo as a very small child (born in Providence) but have not been back in many, many years. It's a nice small zoo and worth visting. I found the elephant program to be nice. They have a long yard with plenty of stations for the elephants to get treats or water and hay. There is a... More

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Englewood, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

If are use to large zoos like San Diego and Denver this might not be the one for you. A senior entrance fee was $12.95, plus if you wanted to see the butterflies it was an extra fee. There were a lot of families there and the kids seem to be enjoying themselves. The park is small enough for a... More

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