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Address: Binningerstrasse 40, Basel CH-4054, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 61 295 35 35
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$53*
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Basel Zoo Entrance Ticket with Hotel Pick and Drop Off Included
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good for half a day

Walkable by the more active than me from the station but only a very short tram ride out to the zoo from there. the zoo is not huge but has lots to entertain and has good... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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sheffield
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Walkable by the more active than me from the station but only a very short tram ride out to the zoo from there. the zoo is not huge but has lots to entertain and has good facilities for snacks and lunches.free entry with Basel card so look into getting one from the station tourist office. Had a good long morning... More 

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WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Pros: very diverse, kids loved it, couldn't get enough. Great aquarium, monkey, lions and sea lions enclosures. It was worth staying to see the sea lions feeding at 16:00 Cons: food is not served after 3 in the restaurant, the food is very expensive, we paid more for the food than for the entry fee. The parking is paid, the... More 

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Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really nice zoo, albeit very compact. When it's very cold, the penguins get to walk on the main path to go to/from feeding time - a real treat to be that close and personal. Apes were simply amazing, watching their behaviour for ages and been mesmerised. Well worth a visit for locals and tourists alike.

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Thank BaselTiger
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28 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely place, well organized and the kids have had a blast! Easily accessible at a walking distance from Basel city Centre. Animals looked well cared for.

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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

there are a few enclosures that made us very sad, ie. the Elephants' pen, sea lions, apes..... but let's face it. That's what Zoos are. It is rather expensive, so let's hope takings go towards animal welfare!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My girlfriend is from Lorräch and she used to go here as a child and she bought me here. Really nice. I had a good time and the animals was cute. Big place and can be difficult to navigate around.

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Wilmslow Cheshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is one if the oldest zoos in Europe and showing its age but changes are being made and when finished it will be so much better. The animals seem well cared for and you can get close to them which children will love.

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Basel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Of course I say that, because I am from Basel. But the zoo is of a very high standard, is extremely well kept and the variety of animals is amazing. If you have the time, spent the whole day. The entrance is pretty expensive so is the food, but you can take sandwiches along and it them anywhere in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

the zoo is wonderful and easy to get to by team or bus. a lot of species, the trees provide shade and the employs are nice.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good for children with a little bit of insects birds animals and an aqarium. Easily accessibke by local tram and a mixture if outdoor and indoor . Children could eadily spend a couple of hours

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