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“Great place” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Living Desert Zoo & Gardens

Living Desert Zoo & Gardens
47-900 Portola Ave., Palm Desert, CA 92260
760-346-5694
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Ranked #2 of 25 attractions in Palm Desert
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Deserts, Gardens, Parks, Natural History Museums, Zoos
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Viewing foliage, Viewing wildlife, Walking
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Owner description: The botanical gardens of this park offer great opportunities to see desert vegetation.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

This is great way to spend a day, great exhibits. Clean, well cared for animals and plants. We were pleasantly surprised to find so many animals from all over the world. The staff was well informed and very friendly. Also a nice surprise was the food, much better than you would expect from a park.

Visited October 2013
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Southern Calif.
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92 reviews 92 reviews
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“Fabulous day trip!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We love the Living Desert. From the miniature trains, to the animals, to the friendly staff, to the beautiful grounds.....the Living Desert is amazing! The living desert is the right size for a day adventure. There are great hiking trails that start at the Living Desert too!

Visited October 2013
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Langley City, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“great zoo”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

This was a great place to visit. There is lots to see. The giraffe feeding is pretty cool. You actually get to feed a giraffe. I did have one complaint about the zoo and botanical gardens, and that would be that there is a lot of empty space and not a lot to look at. Other zoos that I have been too, when there is a space where there are no animals, there are usually plants or something else to look at. On the plus side to having lots of space, is that the animals have lots of space. I did not see one animal that seemed cramped in their space. I really enjoyed my day at the zoo and gardens and feeding the giraffe. If you are in the area, check it out

Visited October 2013
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Best place to take your family!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

There was so many awesome attractions and the information you learn is fantastic! I will go back soon!

Visited November 2012
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Fresno, California
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5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Hidden Treasure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

What a great environment this is - so different from any "zoo" we have seen. Cudos to the staff for the work they do to help our endangered "friends".

Visited October 2013
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