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Address: 2929 Zoo Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
Phone Number: 16192310249
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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An urban paradise for all ages, the San Diego Zoo is a must-see in Southern...

An urban paradise for all ages, the San Diego Zoo is a must-see in Southern California, with more than 4,000 rare & fascinating animals. See giant pandas, Komodo dragons, gorillas, tigers, flamingos, polar bears, and many more. Plus, visit a colony of 25 koalas along with wombats and Tasmanian devils at the Zoo's newest exhibit, Australian Outback!

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Animals wonderful, food terrible

We really enjoyed seeing the animals up close. The SD Zoo has many areas where you can really see the animals without fences or other barricades blocking your view. Really enjoyed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Dee J
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Shreveport, Louisiana
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Shreveport, Louisiana
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75 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We really enjoyed seeing the animals up close. The SD Zoo has many areas where you can really see the animals without fences or other barricades blocking your view. Really enjoyed the orangutans, gorilla and elephant areas. Lots of employees and volunteers around to answer questions. Since one had to pay at least $45 admission for one day you want... More 

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1 Thank Dee J
Calgary, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The zoo is amazing and really big. Having fun with kids. You can use the gondola, bus inside to go from one point to the other. This is clean and has many options for food.

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Thank Trina C
San Diego, California
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14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A great zoo. Lots of animals in a real near habitat environment. The animals look healthy and well takin cared. You can walk the zoo by the different trails or take the sky train. Good food and fun gadgets to play. Worth the cost of admission and is associated with the California Safari Park. Well recommended.

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Thank SantiagoChago
San Diego, California
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Take the transports around the zoo first to get an overview. Then start walking, watching and enjoying the animals. Of course the Pandas are perfect, We were lucky enough to see the Rhino that has since passed away. So few amazing creatures left. Really enjoyed the animal and their settings. People were really great as well.

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Thank Michelle T
roxborough
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My friend and I visited the zoo on Superbowl Sunday and it was a lovely experience. Displays were amazing, bathrooms were well kept and easy to find, and the animals were worrying the lovely weather. I would recommend going to the zoo on a day when most people are watching a game because it cut down on the crowds.

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Thank chewyemmy
San Diego, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The San Diego Zoo is an extraordinary place to see & learn about hundreds of species of animals. My favorite is to ask about what babies are available to see. Free parking to boot !!

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Thank Michele2628
Fort Simpson, Canada
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My husband and I loved our visit to the zoo!! It was a beautiful place filled with a huge assortment of animals. It was my dream to see pandas and this zoo did not disappoint. All the animals looked healthy and well cared for, and there seemed to be adequate shade and enclosures. It's an all day trip, as the... More 

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Thank Ada B
Saint Louis, Missouri
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

we were there to exercise and see the animals in the habitats created for them, so we did not use the zoo bus , or spend time eating at the many cafes or shopping . if you do that, plan to make a day of it . We went when it opened and avoided lines (also purchased our tickets on... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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40 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My only regret is that we went on a very hot day in late September. The bus that circles the zoo was nice. We loved our free refill cups. No a/c anywhere. But plenty to see and lots of lush landscaping.

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Thank Hawaiigirl44
San Jacinto, United States
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128 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had an amazing day at the San Diego Zoo. Our children and grandson my wife and I another family members were amazed at the beautiful animals. The park was so very clean, there was good food. This was an amazing family day, with amazing animals and kind and child friendly staff..

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