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Roger Williams Park Zoo

Address: 1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI 02907
Phone Number: 401-785-3510
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Ranked #6 of 63 Attractions in Providence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Natural History Museums, Observatories/ Planetariums, Gardens, Parks, Zoos & Aquariums
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Owner description: Drawing visitors from across New England, this zoo is home to more than 1,000 animals from around...
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Type: Natural History Museums, Observatories/ Planetariums, Gardens, Parks, Zoos & Aquariums
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Westborough, Massachusetts
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Buy tickets in advance. Buy tickets in advance. One more time...If you can, find a Groupon. Great value! Lines are long so be prepared to wait quite a bit to actually hit the exhibit itself. But gosh it's something to see! So cool. Would go again. Everyone in our group from 45 to 5 loved it.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This was a very nice afternoon. Our family recently moved to Providence and we were impressed with the zoo. Easy to walk around and some nice exhibits. It was fun to feed the camels (an extra charge but worth it).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

The Roger Williams Zoo has come a long way in the past thirty years. it is highly regarded for its animal habitats, it's science programs and it's exhibitions to name just a few. The fall's highlight was the annual pumpkin display an artistic expression of all designs and themes pumpkin. It was fabulous. The only down side which jumps out... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A terrific place for everyone to visit. There are great activities for young children and handicapped access sites as well. Playgrounds and animals and in the summer a water spouting play area.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This is a nice place, with nice staff and beautiful animals. The staff seem connected to the animals and vice versa.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Worth the wait but go during the week and be there at 5:00 to have less of a wait to get in since the gates open at 5:45 to walk through to the entry to see pumpkins. You can even buy your tickets before 4:00 and walk directly past ticket booths. We even got to see the elephants, as they... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We went in the evening just for the pumpkin carving and it was the most amazing thing ever! I dont know how people do that with pumpkins but if you are in the area in October it is a must. I dont recommend it for childern under like 3 because they don't want you to touch the pumpkins and they... More 

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Went here for a day out with my husband as we had been led to believe it was worthwhile! How wrong! The zoo is expensive, as you would expect zoos to be bearing in mind costs of running such a place! It was not value for money as many of the rather small animal enclosures were empty and so many... More 

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Houston, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

we arrived at the Children's Museum on Monday to find it closed so we ended up at the Zoo and enjoyed it. Unfortunately the Camel rides were closed but there was many animals to see.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Just to get out of the house one day during my visit, my brother-in-law and I went to the zoo. Aside from young moms with little ones in strollers and a smattering of grandparents with kids, we were the only "child-unaccompanied" couple there. And we had a ball! I felt like a little kid again! As I no longer live... More 

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