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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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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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Not bad for a family day

The zoo was better than we were expected. The exhibit were well keep. The giraffes and elephants exhibits were the best.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
Gabriel M
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Rhode Island
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

OK, I know Providence like to boast and brag about their zoo, but on my first visit there this Memorial Day weekend, I was underwhelmed, and at times felt sorry of the animals in their small enclosures. I know the zoo has some renovations and upgrades in the works, but I still feel I could have done without the visit.... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

They have many animals to check out as well as exploring the park that the zoo is in. many nice areas to have a picnic and relax. they even have a history museum in the park. I recommend this place to anyone traveling to Providence, Rhode. Island. Fun by yourself, or with the whole family.

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Woonsocket, Rhode Island, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This is a great zoo for membership. We go once, twice and sometimes three times a month with the kids, bringing a friend every now and then and the kids LOVE IT! Plus, you get discounts at other zoos/museums/aquariums in other states. Not too big, but certainly not too small. My daughter also loves the new playground area.

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Aspen, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I work in Central Asia and have yet to see a Snow Leopard in the wild. The Leopards are beautiful and they have a well designed enclosure. This is an opportunity to see an amazing endangered species.

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Westbrook, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Love the park adjacent and the park setting of the zoo. Animals could use more space and more grass. People move along through the exhibits well - friendly place - only saw one zoo keeper to discuss animals with - prefer seeing more information about the animals or hearing it from a keeper.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

The zoo was better than we were expected. The exhibit were well keep. The giraffes and elephants exhibits were the best.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

I went here last fall for the pumpkin spectacular and really enjoyed it. Crowded, but as a solo was able to move more quickly thru crowd. It was worth the trip. Now it is spring! Time for a bike ride to the zoo and to explore Providence. Lovely day at the zoo. Smaller-sized for the smallest state in United States.... More 

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Bronx, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Great time at the Zoo!! Spent a lovely Saturday there. Arrived there at about 12:30PM. There is a lot of parking available (free). Lots of animals to see and lots to learn. What I love about this place is that on a nice Saturday, it was not overly crowded. More than enough space to get a great view of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

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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