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Fresno Chaffee Zoo

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Address: 894 West Belmont Avenue, Fresno, CA 93728
Phone Number: 15594985910
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Chaffee Zoo

The newly opened African Exhibit is wonderful! This zoo has changed so much in these last 20 years. Take the time to visit if you are in town. It is well worth the time and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Ron K
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Fresno, California, United States
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Clovis, California
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30 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had a good time. I want to start off with the parking, we had no idea it was a cash only parking fee so we had to turn around to find an atm to take out cash which costed us $3.50, time, gas and having anxious little ones this all matters. The animals quarters looked to be very small... More 

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Fresno, California, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The newly opened African Exhibit is wonderful! This zoo has changed so much in these last 20 years. Take the time to visit if you are in town. It is well worth the time and the cost of admission! I would suggest you arrive early if going on a weekend or holiday as the parking fills up fast.

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Madera
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I have loved the Fresno Zoo since I was a little girl, like many locals. I have enjoyed seeing the improvements like Sea Lion Cove, the African Adventure. I hope Hippos make a return one day. The staff are friendly. Volunteers are eager to answer questions and help with anything you need. Great educational programs for the kiddos. We often... More 

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Fresno, Ca
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151 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently went to the Fresno Chaffee Zoo, to see the new "African Adventure" exhibit. I was more than pleasantly surprised! There's a café dining area where you can order food or just get something to drink, and sit out in the covered patio area, and just look out over the Savanna. It was a very hot day in Fresno,... More 

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Thank dbrgdmn
Clovis, California
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful place to hold meetings and celebrations. I visited on a very hot day, but the place had enough ventilation and cooling to make the stay comfortable. Animals are mostly in safari like enclosures.

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Thank MarkSheen
Clovis, California
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27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Every time we visit the zoo, we have noticed improvements. If you haven't seen the new African exhibit, this should be on your must do list. This area is beautiful. You can tell that they put a lot of thought into every aspect of its design. We could have spent our whole visit in this area. We loved seeing the... More 

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Thank Debbie M
Fresno, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The "New" Chafee Zoo is so much fun. Don't miss.the African Safari exhibit! Places to view while seated. Opportunities to fee some of the animals. Great Day!

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Thank Linda Jean V
Fresno, California
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26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fresno Chaffee Zoo is a world class zoo. It may not be the biggest, but they have really done an outstanding job of building beautiful exhibits! The most recent is the African Adventure with its beautiful landscaping, long and winding walks and ability to see the animals up close through beautiful glass windows. They also have great docents who will... More 

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Thank Darlene H
Central Valley, California
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51 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

this zoo is getting better. there are more exhibits opening each year. there are both marine and land wildlife at this zoo. food and shops to additional entertainment. a great place to bringchildren and it is very wheel chair friendly.

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Thank toccara s
Turlock, California
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This zoo has several attractions that are very hands-on! For a couple dollars you can hand feed the Giraffes big pieces of lettuce! You can also pet Stingrays in their exhibit. The petting zoo is free and is full of baby goats and baby cows. Great experience!

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