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Reid Park Zoo

1030 South Randolph Way, Tucson, AZ 85716
520 881 4753
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Ranked #20 of 177 Attractions in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Zoos
Description: A small, but popular, zoo.
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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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141 reviews 141 reviews
63 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I have never felt so close to animals in a zoo environment. Aviary had small but colorful African and Asian collection. We were very disappointed that we were to see the month old African Elephant. No one mentioned that it would not be available for viewing and there was no schedule of when it could be seen publicly again. The... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

They have been working hard to improve our zoo and it really shows. A very good variety of animals. Good facilities for us humans.

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Tucson
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

The Tucson Reid Park Zoo is a MUST see! The Elephant community has a brand new edition to its family and the precious little baby is a wonderful site to see! Tucson Reid Zoo has done an amazing and beautiful job at creating a tropical environment for our exotic creatures! The Education department is renowned for its proactive approach to... More

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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69 reviews 69 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

While it is no San Diego Zoo, it is well maintained, appropriately priced and modern. The expanded elephant exhibit is a great improvement over what existed. The baby elephant is a can't miss item. Parking is free and very convenient.

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Tucson
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The zoo has great fundraising events for adults such as its annual beer in the Zoo event. Now there is a baby elephant to enjoy.

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Tucson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

So many animals in this zoo some you would expect and others like polar bear not expected but lovely area and great rendering of the habitats. My grand children ask to go here over and over during the year.

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Tucson, Arizona
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Being classed as a small zoo it has the flavor of many large zoos we have been to. Compact on 17 acres which is quite easy to cover, you don't have to take all day and is great for little children A first for a Arizona Zoo happened this month with the birth of the first baby elephant. Coming from... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This is a smaller zoo- so take it for what it is. For the amount of space they have and the amount of animals I think it was laid out well and the exhibits were pretty good. Had a good time.

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Victoria
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Although I'm not a huge zoo fan, my partner is and we've been to a fair number of zoos including San Diego and Portland. We went right at opening to this zoo and animals were active with very few people around. Had best view of the big cats we've had and it was interesting to hear some of the morning... More

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The zoo is on the smaller side, but it very well maintained. There were zoo staff near many of the animal exhibits providing educational information. We loved it.

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