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Phoenix Zoo

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Neighborhood: Camelback East
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Address: 455 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85008-3431
Phone Number: +1 602-286-3800
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Visit the Phoenix Zoo and explore a wondrous world of curiosity,...

Visit the Phoenix Zoo and explore a wondrous world of curiosity, imagination and discovery. For more than half a century, the Zoo and its animals have amazed guests from across Phoenix and around the globe. Whether you are on the lookout for awe-inspiring Asian elephants, on safari to spot the great Sumatran tiger or seeking towering giraffes roaming the savanna - a day at the Zoo offers adventures like no other place in the Valley.

With cafes, shops, lush gardens and exciting experiences like Stingray Bay, Giraffe Encounter, Monkey Village, Safari Train, 4-D Theater and many more, your visit to the Zoo will be memorable for the entire family.

The Phoenix Zoo is one of the nation's largest non-profit zoos, committed to conservation and providing experiences that inspire people and motivate them to care for the natural world.

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Clean, amazing animals

Great experience, not very big, I would recommend going around Christmas time to see the zoo of lights.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great experience, not very big, I would recommend going around Christmas time to see the zoo of lights.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went to the zoo on a week day in February, it was a comfortable day weather wise. We found the zoo very expensive with far too many extra charges. I liked walking around the zoo but found looking at any of the animals very depressing. I have spent a lot of time at my home town zoo, when there is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fun day with lots of wonderful exhibitions. Baby orangatang was hilarious. The ticketing process is cumbersome

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited the zoo at night to see the zoo lights it was very enjoyable and a easy walk for seniors. Most of the animals are sleeping so don't expect to see a lot of activity.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We took our kids to the Phoenix Zoo while in town visiting family. It's a nice zoo, with a number of interesting and unique exhibits. If you've been to other major U.S. zoos, you probably won't be blown away. But you also won't be disappointed. I would put it on par with the zoos in many other major metropolitan areas.... More 

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Phoenix, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been a member of this zoo for almost 40 years and have seen it grow into a 1st class zoo. The African Veldt is great the way they have so many animals coexisting just as you'd find them in nature. The Orangutan pavilion is world class and a total delight. The new Tiger exhibit is fantastic. Don't expect to... More 

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Thank Les D
Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We go at least 6 times a year, love the zoo in Phoenix. They have updated many areas to stay relevant. The animals don't look sick or inactive.

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Peoria, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Put on your walking shoes, because a lot of the animals are spread far apart. The bear enclosure was really smelly and dirty, the water for the bear was polluted. There were people sweeping up leaves, but they should clean the cages more often.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are visiting from Texas and we have two children ages 7/9 we always make a point to visit all the zoos in our travels to compare and I'd have to say we have been to more than 10 zoos so far and this would have to be on my top two list ...: loved the feeling of nature, the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Phoniex zoo is one of the best zoos in the world id say as it has tons of animals there to see. It is j fact a 3 hour drive away from downtown Phonies though but if your in Phoniex I'd suggest for sure going there.

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