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Charles Paddock Zoo

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Well I have to tell you I just love our little zoo, much improvements since the last time I went... read more

Reviewed July 28, 2019
Toni M
Atascadero, California
Cute little zoo

Nicely kept small zoo, with a surprisingly diverse collection given its size. The pink flamingoes... read more

Reviewed July 2, 2019
Atascadero, California
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Reviewed July 28, 2019

Well I have to tell you I just love our little zoo, much improvements since the last time I went. Went on July 4th for part of our celebration in the park. It just gets better and better. Tip, go in the morning before it...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Toni M
Reviewed July 19, 2019 via mobile

It seemed like a nice little zoo (and it was very cheep to get in), but the Bengal Tiger wondered back and forth and “cried”! It broke my heart!!! 😢 And the 2 monkies, seemed to be very sad and bored! I had a very...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Suadi81DK
Reviewed July 2, 2019 via mobile

Nicely kept small zoo, with a surprisingly diverse collection given its size. The pink flamingoes at the entrance were a particular favorite with our youngsters. Allow an hour or so for an enjoyable visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank gregh632
Reviewed June 23, 2019

Have some interesting animals. Good for a short trip with the kids! Lots of information on site about the animals!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank CorvetteKook
Reviewed May 19, 2019 via mobile

I love this Zoo to take our grandchildren over and over. It’s the perfect size to see many different kinds of animals in a short time (kids their attention span) and when repeating a visit, they remember where to find one of their favorites -...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank JanN216
Reviewed April 9, 2019

This is a small zoo and just a little sad. Could use a little sprucing up but the kids will enjoy it and the small size will probably keep them from losing interest. Definitely worth the small admission fee as well.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank agdotstern
Reviewed March 19, 2019 via mobile

This is small zoo, but will entertain people and kids. I enjoyed the flamingo and the singing bald bird. But just sad to see those animals that are alone. It says on the description that some of them should be in pairs, but saw them...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Olivia J
Reviewed March 17, 2019 via mobile

The Zoo is going through major renovations to provide better animal habitats. The new displays are very nice and the grand children enjoyed their visit to the zoo. Smaller zoo but always improving and a great source of animal inter zoo breeding programs.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Mike E
Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

$7 for adults to enter. $3 for children. Cute little zoo. A few animals. All look like they are taken care of. My husband loves the place. Great place to waist some time. Good food around the area. Great place for the community. There is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 12, 2018 via mobile

We are visiting our daughter and Granddaughter and thought the zoo would be a great place to spend time with them. The zoo is very small and no real activity taking place. I have worked as the Visitor's Services Director for a Zoo in Northern...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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