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Sacramento Zoo

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Address: 3930 W Land Park Dr, Sacramento, CA 95822-1123
Phone Number: (916)808-5166
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Children and adults alike delight in this zoo's almost 400 species of...

Children and adults alike delight in this zoo's almost 400 species of wildlife.

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Very Small Zoo

Initially we had planned to make the zoo a day trip in itself, I am very happy that we did not do that, or else we would have been majorly disappointed. This zoo will take you... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Reno
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Initially we had planned to make the zoo a day trip in itself, I am very happy that we did not do that, or else we would have been majorly disappointed. This zoo will take you about 3 hours, maximum, to see everything-and that might be stretching it a bit. If you have small children buy the fairytale land/zoo combo... More 

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Thank Ralxndr
Sacramento, California
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The park is beautiful the plants and flora is amazing . It's a small zoo. They had a baby giraf and baby monkey when we visited.

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Thank Catharina29
Sacramento, California
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful place to enjoy the great weather Sacramento has. We have many animals in the zoo. Also a vet hospital on the grounds where they operate on the animals. Also, have a merry go round to finish your perfect day off.

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Thank DaveyRetired
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26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took the grandkids to the zoo and had a great experience. I had more fun than the kids. I love the exhibits and reading about the animals behaviors. I grew up ready NatGeo magazine. I never eat the food at Zoos because they don't usually have healthy choices. I do wish there were some though. I usually eat before going.... More 

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Thank Cassandra F
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We go here often. It has ample activities for kids. The shows are spectacular and the animals are well taken care of. I would recommend feeding the giraffes. Adjacent to the zoo is a lovely shaded park. Bring a picnics and enjoy the squirrels. If you go to the zoo often buy an annual pass. The snacks are very reasonable.

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Thank Beachlvrrr
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108 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i love taking my grandson to the zoo... to visit the animals and his favorites, the monkeys. a nice, not too large zoo. very doable in a couple of hours and love the time with family and friends.

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Thank LaAbogadaMelinda
Sacramento, California
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25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The giraffes are the big draw here. You can purchase tickets for $3 per person to feed them (twice a day). And the zoo has a lion and a tiger. Some flamingos. A few zebras... it's not bad. The place is kind of old and it shows some wear, but it's a local zoo. It's not a world wide attraction.... More 

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Thank underthegun13
Sacramento, California
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

there is nothing particularly notable here but on a nice day it is a great place to take the kids to see some animals and hang out. It takes no more than a half day to go through and there is a great park and two other kids' attractions within a very short walking distance. There are the usual tigers,... More 

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Thank FamilyontheMove_12
San Jose, California
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This zoo is very nice, street parking only admission was very cheap $11.75 adults i think about 7-8 for kids I payed $3 for my son to feed a giraffe. They had a snake and tortoise for the kids to pet outside the reptile house. They have rock climbing a train and a carousel for the kids.

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Thank EGar92
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were able to see very few animals, visibility can be improved by redesigning exhibits. Conditions of the places are average, it's not worth the trip.

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