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Reid Park Zoo

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Address: 1030 South Randolph Way, Tucson, AZ 85716
Phone Number: +1 520-881-4753
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Description: Reid Park Zoo is a hidden gem, nestled in the center of Tucson, and is the...
Reid Park Zoo is a hidden gem, nestled in the center of Tucson, and is the perfect place to enjoy time outside while discovering the wonders of wildlife.
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Tucson Zoo

This is an older zoo, but a good one. Animals have good space and pleasant, semi-natural environments rather than cages. Most seem to be enjoying life. There's an elephant herd... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This is an older zoo, but a good one. Animals have good space and pleasant, semi-natural environments rather than cages. Most seem to be enjoying life. There's an elephant herd recently added with a large space created just for them, and a baby elephant was born there recently. It's also not a huge zoo, you can see most of it... More 

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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19 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We went early on a weekday morning which I would highly recommend because there were not very many people and the animals were pretty active during the morning. Also if you get to the Zoo in the morning they have giraffe feedings from 10:00-10:45, I highly recommend this as well. It was $2 (cash only at the exhibit or you... More 

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Mossoro, RN
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84 reviews 84 reviews
53 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Reid Park Zoo consists of four zones that are organized by the types of habitats and animals they house. The Adaptation Zone houses animals such as the grizzly bear and Aldabra giant tortoise, the South America zone houses animals such as the jaguar and spectacled bear, the Asian zone features animals such as the tiger and Malayan sun bear, and... More 

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San Diego, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Reid Park is the best zoo, you get to have a very intimate experience with all the animals and because it is a breeding zoo there are always babies. The lion cubs are getting a little to big but there are still baby elephants. And everyday there are opportunities to feed the giraffes! We also got to see baby white... More 

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Redford, Michigan, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

Went with 3 kids under 2 years old and it was nice. The zoo is small over all but the animals exhibits are large. The rhino was close but the elephants were far away. the otter enclosure has great viewing which the kids loved watching them splash all over. There are volunteers all over to tell you anything you want... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

But she is so far away that it's difficult to see her. I have been watching her videos online since she was born, so I was very excited to finally enjoy her in person. I love that her habitat is so large, but it is challenging to see her.

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Tucson, Arizona, USA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Has all the standard zoo animals plus a few unique ones from South America. Not too big but has enough to for a fun adventure.

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Massachusetts
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139 reviews 139 reviews
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250 helpful votes 250 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Love this little zoo. You can get pretty close to the animals. Go early to see the animals when they're most active. The food here is pretty good as well.

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Tucson, Arizona
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9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The zoo is small - perfect size for very small kids - they see everything before the get exhausted. It is an oasis in the middle of the desert.

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Gold Canyon, Arizona
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This zoo is a small zoo located in Reid Park. I like that it is cozy and clean, that you can take your time and meander through it and see every animal exhibit in about 3 to 4 hours. But don't let the zoo being small fool you. It is one of the better zoos we visit. Their animal habitats... More 

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