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Oakland Zoo

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Address: 9777 Golf Links Road off Interstate 580, Oakland, CA 94605
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+1 510-632-9525
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 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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if you like zoos this is the place to go

I personally do not enjoy zoos but having grandchildren who do I have been on several occasions This is one of the best the animals are well cared for and have plenty of room to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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San Francisco, California
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Mississauga, Canada
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35 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited this zoo on in the past but this most recent visit was a bit disappointing due to the fact that there's is a section under construction which made some areas like the American bison inaccessible to the public. It is a good zoo to visit if one is pressed for time as the walks between each section is not... More 

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San Francisco, California
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I personally do not enjoy zoos but having grandchildren who do I have been on several occasions This is one of the best the animals are well cared for and have plenty of room to move around It is large and beautiful and there are trains to take you around if you want

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San Ramon, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The Oakland Zoo has come such a long way since I was a child and would go with my family. I have visited twice now in the last 6 months and they have done such a nice job improving it and continuing to improve it!! They are opening up a new interpretive center in 2018 which looks like it will... More 

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San Francisoco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very comfortable visit. Nice little train ride and amusement park. Great for little kids birthdays. Camping after dark is a great activity.

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Thank Junaid K
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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The Oakland Zoo is perfect for families, mostly because of the size. There is plenty to do in one visit, so you're not bored after the first hour or leaving wishing you hadn't missed an exhibit. The staff are helpful and friendly, and the zoo is easy to navigate with all the standard zoo animals (elephants, giraffes, lions, etc.). Our... More 

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Thank Shelby V
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We took our time and ended up spending two hours in it. It's not a world class zoo like San Diego zoo but it's still very nice. I actually enjoyed the smaller size. Even though the animals are pretty close to each other, it feels like they are divided because of the tall trees and other plants. The zoo is... More 

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Martinez, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We get a family membership every year! The kid said love it here and so do I! It's also a great workout! We will continue to get our memberships, worth it!

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Redding, California, USA
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have heard about this little zoo in Oakland but didn't imagine how interesting it would turn out to be! Sadly, the unfriendly and almost "forced- to- be here" attitude the entrance staff provided us with was a very disappointing start to our experience, yet we found that our kids loved the attractions and animals within the zoo. We just... More 

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Thank Denis V
San Leandro, California, United States
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A Wonderful Zoo, Worth the Time and Money,There are only a few Big Cats there<>He's a Beauty<> Many animals, all well, well Kept. Most impressed by the Enclosure of Flying Foxes Bats with a 5ft wing, about 30+ there. The Displays are done in such a manor that you don't get the Animal in a cage feeling, Most were active,... More 

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Orinda, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were so surprised at this place--it was clean, easy to get around, lots of visible animals, well-cared for species, and little rides to keep the young ones entertained.

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