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Santa Ana Zoo at Prentice Park

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Address: 1801 E. Chestnut Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92701
Phone Number: 714-835-7484
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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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Charming little gem

This zoo is small but large enough for kids to have a great time. Besides nice animal exhibits, the zoo offers an interactive farm area, a train ride for the little ones, and a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Jose A
Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This zoo is small but large enough for kids to have a great time. Besides nice animal exhibits, the zoo offers an interactive farm area, a train ride for the little ones, and a jungle gym to ensure it'll be a nice and quiet ride home. The snack bar offers quality food at reasonable prices. They offer membership which will... More 

Thank Jose A
Denver, Colorado
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42 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited in the afternoon and met up with a friend. Entry price was good and there was plenty to do with our 1 yr old. I recommend the train and the carousel - discounted if you buy tickets together.

Thank Kathryn T
Menifee, CA
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

This is a small zoo but perfect for when you don't want to drive an hour to LA or SD. Passes are very inexpensive (about $80 per family) and are also tax deductible. They remodeled a few years back and it looks great.

1 Thank jenefur74
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

A great place, a great time. This charming little zoo is the ideal experience for toddlers. Small jungle cats, an educational rainforest maze, macaws, and an anteater. As much fun as a barrel full of monkeys. An age appropriate playground, carousel, and train.

Thank Adrienne B
San Jose, California
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

the zoo is good. not big but good for about 2 hours. my son was happy when he saw the first monkey but after the 5th monkey it became noticeable the that's all they really had was monkeys still ok price for ok zoo.

Thank steven t
Anaheim, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Very small zoo but has a lot of life left! I wish they would make some of the animals more comfortable it seems as though a few are pacing around in their cages and don't seem happy. That said, most animals are happy here and seem to be treated well. I really enjoyed visiting with my son!

Thank Casey T
La Mirada, California
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

It was very fun having my granddaughter's first birthday party here. The kids loved seeing all the monkeys and the other few animals that are there. The section for parties was clean and it worked out great for the party. You have to carry your stuff in from the parking lot, so it's best to have a cart if you... More 

Thank sleepowers
Tustin, California
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This zoo is a family favorite. We have taken our grandkids here many times. We even had a year pass because we went so often. Always at least fifty monkeys. Perfect size for a nice day visit with a playground, train and merry-go-round.

Thank joedN4008EB
Hacienda Heights, California
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57 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

The zoo is small compared to some of the others like the Los Angeles Zoo and the San Diego Zoo - but you will enjoy it, we always had a very enjoyable time here. The staff here is very helpful and friendly and were always very good with our children.

Thank donisland
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

A nice zoo that is specializes in monkeys but has a lot of other creatures. Not large but family friendly. Bring a picnic has a beautiful park outside of the zoo.

Thank Jeri O

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