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Roger Williams Park Zoo

1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI 02907
401-785-3510
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Ranked #6 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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Biddeford, Maine
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This zoo was a great surprise! It was well laid out, had lots of wonderful and unusual animals I had not seen before. It is a medium sized zoo, crammed with wonderful attractions for the whole family - they had a great (and colorful) Barnyard exhibit, a little butterfly house, playground area - lots of shops (too many in my... More

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New Milford, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Decent size zoo with an area just for kids with a tree house & small splash & play. I took my grandchildren & that was their favorite part. The zoo itself has quite a few animals and for 6 to 10 years old, it's just big enough.

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Watch Hill, Rhode Island
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Went here with my two ten year old twins and we had a great time. They enjoyed seeing all the animals (especially the giraffes.) Great zoo for children because its very small, and easy to see a lot in a short amount of time and doesn't require all day. I would recommend this for a family with young children.

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New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Spent a few hours at this zoo with our 2 year old daughter. This zoo is the perfect size in order to see a lot in a short amount of time! Highly recommend.

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Brewster, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Just got done with a visit at the zoo. Once again, it was enjoyable. There was new exhibits and new construction, which is making me want to come back to see it. It's a fun family outing. :)

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Attleboro, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I love visiting Roger Williams Zoo, but one visit stands out above all others. It was still snowing lightly at the end of a snow storm. My friend and I met at the zoo, armed with large hot teas from D&D and plenty of warm clothing. We tromped through the snow and were taken aback with joy as we witnessed... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

So the Zoo and the park are ideally located. Tennis courts, ample child-friendly play areas. Nice shade from trees. A very nice park and zoo.

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Oakdale, Connecticut, United States
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153 reviews 153 reviews
92 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I have only been here twice. 8/2008 and Today, 7/2014. When I was there last, I remember there was work being done. We had a great time both visits. This recent trip I was able to see some of the improvements as well as more stuff that is still to come. There were many animals to see. They all looked... More

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East Haven, Connecticut
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I've only been to a few zoos but this is definitely one of the nicer ones. In October they even have a huge pumpkin festival, it's pretty cool.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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107 reviews 107 reviews
14 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I have been to many zoos and Roger Williams zoo was one of the better ones. It isn't fancy with advanced exhibits, but you could get close to the animals, it was clean, and the habitats were big. The giraffes get close to you with strategically placed food set out. We had an opportunity to feed the seals (extra cost)... More

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