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Alameda Park Zoo

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Address: 1321 N White Sands Blvd, Alamogordo, NM 88310-6659
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Alameda Park Zoo is the oldest Zoo in the Southwest.

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Still expanding!

Awesome place with beautiful exhibits, and more in coming! Very family oriented and walk thru bird exhibit it wonderful! More exhibits coming soon and educational classes arriving... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 13, 2017
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Alvin, Texas, United States
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

For an entrance fee of $2.50, we weren't expecting much, plus we are used to big city zoos. Imagine our surprise that this zoo has some well done exhibits and a decent selection of animals. Great place for a picnic too.

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Alamogordo, New Mexico
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this zoo! Its on the smaller side, which makes it great for smaller children with shorter attention spans. They have been working diligently to upgrade some of the facilities, for instance they are currently building a new housing area for the small monkeys. There is a playground area for the kids as well. Bathroom readily available. Gift shop... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The oldest zoo in the Southwest. It's little, but is perfect for young kids and a morning visit. There is an education center staffed by volunteers that is only open a few days a week, but has interesting exhibits and things to do for kids. The playground in the middle is a great addition!

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Thank hln116
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

You don't have to be large to be great. My friend from Germany was visiting and when we drove by the zoo, she asked to go. I love this little zoo, but never dreamed she would too. We meandered in and out of the exhibits enjoying all of them. The staff is dedicated to keeping this zoo going and their... More 

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Thank Jay B
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32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017 via mobile

Awesome place with beautiful exhibits, and more in coming! Very family oriented and walk thru bird exhibit it wonderful! More exhibits coming soon and educational classes arriving all the time!

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Thank ToddMason1020
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

Went early in the day and enjoyed the peace and quiet. Zoo is spread out along a long walk but broken up with benchs to rest on. Kids enjoyed it alot...aged 4-7 years.

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Alamogordo, New Mexico
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26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

We took our grand daughter to the zoo for the second time. She has been to some really big ones (in Phoenix, San Diego and Cincinnati). This one is her favorite. There was no crowd and not gift shops and food courts at every turn like a larger zoo. They have a nice gift shop with some snacks in the... More 

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Cloudcroft, New Mexico
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31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016

This small zoo, located in Alamogordo, NM, is a beautiful place to cool off during the summer and visit the animals. We had stayed in Hay Canyon in the Sacramento Mtns. one summer. A small hungry bear came wandering around our cabins. It already one strike against it having been moved to Sun Spot and tagged. Reporting it was like... More 

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Raleigh N C
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94 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016 via mobile

This has a historical background and has some great staff. There is a wide variety of animals and they have very large enclosures that are well maintained for each type of animal.. And a huge play area for children.

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Thank Ellen E
Rapid City, South Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

It's hard to find fault with a small-town zoo that has been in operation since 1898. There are a limited number of animals in what look to be adequate spaces, but the real attraction seems to be the low price, shade, grass, and playground. We've noticed that the zoo is always populated by families with lots of kids playing. And... More 

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