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The Calgary Zoo

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Address: 1300 Zoo Rd NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 7V6, Canada
Phone Number: 14032329300
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This zoo is home to over 1,000 animals from all over the world, as well as...

This zoo is home to over 1,000 animals from all over the world, as well as to nearly 6 acres of Botanical Gardens and a Prehistoric Park for dinosaur lovers. Open year round, it is never the same trip twice! Penguin Plunge opens February of 2012!

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Good time had by all

Large variety of animals to see. Food decently priced. Large viewing areas of all the animals. Only down fall that you have to pay to park.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Wetaskiwin, Canada
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Wetaskiwin, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Large variety of animals to see. Food decently priced. Large viewing areas of all the animals. Only down fall that you have to pay to park.

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Morden, Manitoba, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The zoo has so much to see and do; it's good to pace yourself. The penguin exhibit was my favourite; not only is it nice and cool compared to the hot outdoors, but it's neat to get so close to the animals.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a great place to come with the kids for them to see all the animals, we have a season pass and we come all the time, the penguins are always a nice treat

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Saskatoon, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spent all day. We could only find one water bottle refill station once you are in the zoo at their large cafe by the washrooms. Food is fairly pricy but they allow picnics and wagons can go almost everywgere. it would be worth packing snacks and renting a wagon.

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St. Albert, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

On a recent trip to the Calgary Zoo my daughter and I were amazed at the size of the crowds during high season. So many kids and families, groups and tourists which made it a little frustrating to see all the sights. We got to thinking that the zoo should follow the IMax example and have a date night where... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Read in trip advisor and thought that sounds good What an amazing day out so much to see and do The Jurassic park with interactive dinosaurs was especially entertaining All the animals although in a Zoo environment seemed to have enough space to roam Very well spaced out Good restaurants... A great day out and easy to get too on... More 

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Torrance, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We are connoisseurs of zoos, as our daughter is now a veterinarian, soon to specialize in zoos. We've been to dozens of zoos. This is not the largest zoo, but is a really good one. It has the basic zoo animals, a fun indoor penguin exhibit (great on a hot summer day), and an exhibit called Canadian Wilds. We really... More 

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Kamloops, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fun for the whole family and lots to see and do at this attraction. Make it a full day event! You will not be disappointed

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Spend about 3 hours visiting various animal venues - North American, African, Asian. Very impressive, lot of food and drink venues, bathrooms. Very family friendly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The zoo is very large and spread out. Recommend a stroller for younger kids or those who are not used to walking a lot. It is a very nice zoo with lots if nice animals and activities for the kids

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