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Santa Ana Zoo at Prentice Park

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1801 E Chestnut Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92701-5001
+1 714-835-7484
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Little Zoo, Big Fun!

We have visited this zoo many times and we always have so much fun! It's close to home and is quick... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
bzzymommac
via mobile
Fun Little Zoo

Was in town and took my 4 year old on a spur of the moment zoo adventure. Small and well kept, I... read more

Reviewed May 14, 2018
TRGradly
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“train ride” (17 reviews)
“farm animals” (9 reviews)
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1801 E Chestnut Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92701-5001
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"train ride"
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"farm animals"
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"merry go round"
in 7 reviews
"ferris wheel"
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"ant eater"
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"small train"
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"small size"
in 3 reviews
"tropical birds"
in 3 reviews
"small kids"
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"few hours"
in 10 reviews
"lions and tigers"
in 2 reviews
"kids will love"
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"different species"
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"young grandchildren"
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"the barn"
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"big cats"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited this zoo many times and we always have so much fun! It's close to home and is quick and easy. Our children love to walk every inch of this place, their ages are 8, 7, 6, & 3. Parking can be challenging...More

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Reviewed May 14, 2018

Was in town and took my 4 year old on a spur of the moment zoo adventure. Small and well kept, I would say it is an appropriate place to take smaller kids. No elephants, bears or tigers, but plenty of monkeys. There is also...More

Thank TRGradly
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Reviewed April 16, 2018

Most of the animals looked very happy. But the people who work there sure make you feel unwanted! Especially on kid's train and food area!

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Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

Visited the Zoo on 2/26/18 and we had a great experience. Is very well keep and clean. Is not a huge Zoo so with a couple of hours you will be able to see the entire place. My kids loved all the different animals and...More

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Reviewed January 21, 2018

Very clean and organized. Enjoyed the the varity of animals and the train. We will be back with friends.

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Reviewed December 21, 2017

I took my daughter, my sister & her 2 sons and they loved that the SA Zoo have a lot of monkeys varieties that they have never seen. The Ant Eater were just fun to look at too :) Small but well kept zoo.

1  Thank OCteazer
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Reviewed December 8, 2017 via mobile

The zoo is a quaint fun zoo. It has just enough to keep you entertained and not spend the entire day

1  Thank kjkmk
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Reviewed November 26, 2017

I have taken my daughter and friends here over the years and it's nice for a small local zoo, but now I feel terrible about zoos, I feel sad that the animals are in captivity, even if important research is sometimes done there. I just...More

2  Thank ProfessorMC
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Reviewed November 16, 2017

Small kids? Romantic couple? Older folk wanting a stroll and a coffee amongst the monkeys? This is the place for you! Especially if you like monkeys. This place has one of the largest collections of different species of monkey in the State, maybe even the...More

1  Thank 367john
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Reviewed November 4, 2017 via mobile

My husband invited me to this zoo. He had been before and I haven't, it was quite a nice surprise! We got there early Saturday morning and the zoo wasn't so crowded and very clean. They have lots of helpful information about the animals, and...More

1  Thank Alejandra R
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Kaseymax
June 12, 2017|
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Response from Jim M | Reviewed this property |
Weekends adults are $12 and kids $9 Weekdays taken$2 off. Lots of special cheaper days - check their website often.
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