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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 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
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San Francisco, California
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148 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I heard this one was one of the best zoos in the country, so i finally made it over after living in San Francisco for 10 years. It has two entrances, so beware of that or you might get lost...... It's very hilly and it's showing it's age a bit..... Enclosures are a bit old but the animals seem very... More 

Thank José P
Tomah, Wisconsin
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The zoo was alright. I think it would have been more exciting for children; there is a children's area. The cost is alright; actually surprisingly cheap for the area. The staff wandered around aimlessly like they were all on a constant break. The layout was a bit disjointed. The exhibits did allow for good visibility.

Thank Nathan D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016 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 

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Orlando, Florida
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117 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

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 

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Oakland, California
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44 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

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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23 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

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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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

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
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

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.

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