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Oakland Zoo

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Address: 9777 Golf Links Rd, Oakland, CA 94605-4925
Phone Number: 510- 632-9525
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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A 100-acre zoo that contains 58 exhibits of more than 400 native and exotic...

A 100-acre zoo that contains 58 exhibits of more than 400 native and exotic animals from around the world, which are represented by 100 different species.

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I love theOakland Zoo..The animals are playful and seem very happy and the landscape is beautiful ❤️

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I love theOakland Zoo..The animals are playful and seem very happy and the landscape is beautiful ❤️

Thank Mich9731
Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Cost - $9 parking (per car), $17 adult entry plus if you do the short train ride to the Australian animals another $1.75. There was a sky ride which was shut when I was there, not sure if that costs more. Food - a family of 4 were on from of me. They spent about $50 for fast food (burgers,... More 

Thank J20ELA111
Orlando, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Oakland Zoo is great for kids. There is a nice selection of animals to see. The train ride is perfect for kids. The terrain is very hilly so be aware of this. If you have walking or back issues it may be too much. There is a cute little shop for souvenirs and a cafe which is reasonably priced.... More 

Thank Lovetotravel8653
Oakland, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Oakland Zoo is lots of fun for all ages but especially fun for children 4-12 years of age. The animals seem to be interested in children and there is eye contact at times that make it an interactive experience.

Thank Greg S
Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was very impressed, especially with all the rides and attractions the zoo had just for kids. Both the 4 yr old kid and I had a great time! Highly recommended.

Thank Quackalita
Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been going with my daughter for about 4 years now and there is so much I love about this place. First, the place is well spaced and well kept. You find yourself noticing so many species of plants, and a lot of times they are actually growing and tending to them to use as feed for the animals.... More 

Thank Jamielyn O
Cookeville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

went with my family. it was great. its the best zoo in the bay area. They have nice collection of animals

Thank nlewis9339
Land O Lakes, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a smaller zoo but the animals were close. It appears that there is a lot of construction going on. We were there on a day when the animals were active so that made the visit even better. Parking is expensive.

Thank 13betty
Oakland, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When I first moved to Oakland, I thought I could take public transit there. I had just moved from San Francisco where you can bike to the zoo. Well... don't do it. I got off the BART and I had to transfer to a bus and it's located at one of those intersections that has no sidewalks for pedestrians and... More 

Thank Jacqueline B
Indian Wells, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took grandchildren ages 7 and 10. Zoo clean, easy to navigate, interesting animals. Monkeys and giraffes rated high. Many unusual species. Train ride and children carnival rides. Food is OK, pricy as expected. The large open areas for big animals were well tended, and helpful docents were present to answer questions. Educational for kids. Building a new gondola lift up... More 

Thank Jan B

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