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Santa Ana Zoo at Prentice Park

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Great zoo for little kids

When your children are very young it's difficult for them to make it through a big city zoo. But... read more

Reviewed September 3, 2018
Cathi D
Santa Ana, California
Nice zoo - Even on a hot day

We really appreciated this zoo from the start of our visit. They have an agreement with other zoos... read more

Reviewed August 11, 2018
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Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

Ive been going to as my parents called" the monkeys uncle" at my earliest year over 50 years ago,,although the outside cosmetic has changed from a place to picnic to an extension of the zoo its still a good place to enjoy walking and looking...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed November 13, 2018 via mobile

I don’t like zoos so that’s why I gave it an average score. It’s entertaining enough for young kids who have a lot of energy to burn. They could lower the price and if the place was open later it would be better because most...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 22, 2018

Visiting from out of town and we saw that Santa Ana Zoo was having a Boo at the Zoo event. Our hometown zoo does something similar and it's lots of fun. This one was not fun. They charge a much higher fee ($20/person over 3...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 3, 2018

When your children are very young it's difficult for them to make it through a big city zoo. But Santa Ana Zoo is just the right size and offers a close-up look at the animals, in particular, the monkeys. Because Mr. Prentice, the property owner,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Cathi D
Reviewed August 11, 2018

We really appreciated this zoo from the start of our visit. They have an agreement with other zoos in the US so we got a discount entry free 50% off. Lots of priimates that werre reasonably active even with the heat. Many interesting activities for...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank wmsolywa
Reviewed July 9, 2018

the Santa Ana Zoo is a nice small zoo. The day we were there it was cool, so there were several animals moving around in their habitat it was “Fun Time!” This is a wonderful zoo and an entertaining place for small children. It is...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank mobiusgreen
Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

Small zoo, lots of empty cages. Animals are unhappy. Not much to see at the zoo. Such a waste of money for tickets. Adult ticket is $12.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed May 29, 2018 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

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank bzzymommac
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

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank TRGradly
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!

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank averyfamily3
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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.