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Wildlife World Zoo and Aquarium

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16501 W Northern Ave, Litchfield Park, AZ 85340-9466
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This place was outstanding we spent the whole day there and still did not get all of it done. You can bring your own lunch plenty of picnic tables. We ate our lunch enjoying the sea loin show. So many birds and monkeys. I never...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is not your run-of-the-mill zoo. You can actually see animals moving around in their habitat. A lot of walking involved, but that’s also a good thing as we like to go here to get out of the house and actually move around ourselves.

Thank myrickalex1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was great and HUGE,go early stay all day! It is a zoo,aquarium & safari park there is a restaurant by the main entrance and snack bars in many different locations throughout the park. We went in February so it wasn’t real hot and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank michaellG2729AP
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was super impressed with this zoo and aquarium! Spent a whole day there and had so much fun! They had a wonderful BBQ restaurant called Dillons! Sat on patio with the flamingos! Great food, great atmosphere! Feeding the giraffes was my favorite thing! The...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Cindy M
Reviewed January 15, 2019

This zoo was a fun experience. That being said, it was an expensive outing. With a family of 5 adults and one child it was almost $200 just to walk in the door. There was a lot of things to see so plan it to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank stardust2682
Reviewed January 13, 2019

We took our grand daughters, ages 6,7 & 8 here for the day and it was a fantastic place to visit! We actually liked it better than the Phoenix zoo and Odysea as the animals are so close and there is so much more to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mary m
Reviewed January 8, 2019

Some interesting animals here. A very low key comfortable zoo, and of course the weather can't be beat! There are even a couple of rides to excite the kiddoes a bit more. Plan to spend two to three hours enjoying the wide open space.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank elizabethwM1524CA
Reviewed January 3, 2019 via mobile

Found the add in a local free mag - was a $5/person off the entrance. Hands down the best wildlife park we’ve ever been too for wildlife! Tigers, rhinos, monkeys, reptiles, birds (big birds) - just about everything except big mammals. A little pricey ($40/adult)...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ChristopherBurrows
Reviewed January 3, 2019

Great Zoo lots of animals. The only bad thing is they do not except credit card once you are in the Zoo for the rides or food.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Christopher S
Reviewed January 2, 2019

We were here on a Saturday in December (it was a cold day!). I have to start this review by saying - this attraction clarifies throughout your visit that they are a rescue/restoration facility for animals and they are entirely privately owned and funded. They...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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June 28, 2018|
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Response from jhanks2016 | Reviewed this property |
Sure if you want to!
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May 12, 2018|
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Response from Mark S | Reviewed this property |
They do have wheelchairs available, however they do not look like they are in the best shape. All the paths are crushed gravel and that also makes if very difficult to push around a wheelchair for any length of time. If you... More
October 23, 2017|
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Response from G7695FKmarks | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they have large cats. The display for the panther (I think it was a panther) is awesome. You can walk under it. Kinda different knowing it’s looking down on you as you walk under. Also that had tiger cubs there. A baby... More
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sandy, utah
Wildlife Park vs. Wildlife World Zoo and Aquarium (1 Reply)
We'll be visiting my son and his family for a week over Christmas. Both of the above attractions have Groupons and I'm trying to decide which one to purchase that both kids and adults would enjoy the most. My granddaughters are age 2 and 3 and they've already been to the Phoenix Zoo multiple times. We'll be driving from Mesa and I realize that Wildlife Park is over 90 min. away but thought if we did that one we could combine it with Montezuma Castle and/or Sedona. Thanks for your help.
November 04, 2014|
Response fromThelrose|
The Wildlife Park is very large and we could not do it in a day and do justice to everything. Obviously the younger girls may not be interested in everything. You need to allow time for rest periods. From Wildlife Zoo to Montezuma's Castle is an hour and a half and then another half hour to Sedona. I would never attempt to do the zoo and then head there. Why not plan another day trip just there? Sedona is beautiful and there will be decorated trees in Talaquepaque and the girls will...More
Burnaby, Canada
Phoenix Zoo or Wildlife World Zoo and Aquarium. (2 Replies)
Family of 4, 11 and 13 yr old teens, would like to visit one of the zoos. Which one would you recommend and why. Phoenix Zoo or Wildlife World Zoo and Aquarium. How is Cracker Jax Fun Park in Scottsdale? Is there a better alternative to go to?
March 29, 2011|
Response fromHummingbird3721|
The Phoenix Zoo is superior to WWZ in many ways; it's a world class zoo with extremely well maintained exhibits, and a wide variety of exotic animals. That said, it doesn't have an aquarium, if that is of interest to your kids. They do have various activities during the year; check their website for a schedule. WWZ is also kind of a more intimate zoo, in that you can get up close and personal with some of the animals; they have one enclosure where you can actually walk through, and another...More
sandy, utah
Best places to find discounted attraction passes (5 Replies)
My husband and I will be staying in Mesa from Dec. 23-30. We'll be spending most of our time with my son, his wife and 2 girls, age 2 and 3. I'm looking for cost-saving tips/links to get discounts on kid-friendly attractions, etc. There's currently a Groupon for 28% off at the Wildlife World Zoo and Aquarium but the admission is still fairly pricey, especially knowing all the money you'll be spending for extras and I'm wondering if there's cheaper coupons out there. When I looked today I...More
November 03, 2014|
Response fromBoxingJohn|
Travelzoo.com is another place to look.