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“For the Young and Young at Heart” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Central Park Zoo

Central Park Zoo
830 Fifth Avenue, New York City, NY 10021 (Manhattan)
212 439 6500
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Ranked #227 of 634 Attractions in New York City
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Owner description: Oasis of wildlife in downtown Manhattan where visitors can encounter more than 1,400 animals in a variety of habitats, including a tropical rain forest to view rare birds and icy Antarctica to view penguins and other chilly creatures.
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New York City, New York
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“For the Young and Young at Heart”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

Perfect for the whole family; plenty for the kids to enjoy. Wear comfortable shoes as there is a lot of walking. On warmer days the area is full of artists, balloon sculptors and free entertainers. Watch them feed the seals!

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“Really nice place for the location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

We loved our pass through the Central Park Zoo. It is a lovely park that has a lot of aniaml exhibits for such a small and unique area. There is a large bird house where you can walk through a tropical environment, with birds practically landing right on top of you. Different ponds, pools and enclosures hold snow leopards, lemurs, apes, and sea lions. The penguin house has a walled pool where you can watch these polar birds swim under water. A polar bear has its own huge enclosure where he is always in sight, an amazing animal!

One word of caution before you pay for your tickets: unless you ask for the regular ticket, they will sell you the "Total Zoo Experience" ticket, which is about $6.00/person more than the regular admission ticket. Unless you want to do all the extra behind-the-scenes stuff, bypass this option for the regular-priced ticket.

Visited October 2012
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“Stay outside.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

The animals here look very unhappy and unhealthy. I really pity the animals and wished they would just be sent to a shelter.

Thankfully, the sculpture are in far better shape.

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“Urban Zoo”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

Actually 2 Zoo's best for families and children. You can usually see the sea lions without paying the price of admission.

Visited September 2012
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“Cute”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012 via mobile

cute place..its very small..you can walk around in an hour..a nice day outside..went to serendipity after for lunch..a good day out

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