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Address: 2929 Zoo Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
Phone Number: 16192310249
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Founded in 1916, the Zoo has been an icon in San Diego for nearly 100...

Founded in 1916, the Zoo has been an icon in San Diego for nearly 100 years—and an absolute must-see in Southern California. Spend the day monkeying around in our tropical oasis as you visit beautiful habitats that are home to gorillas, eagles, tigers, sun bears, Asian leopards, rare reptiles, a palette of colorful birds, and more. Visit the Australian Outback to delight in our colony of 24 koalas, and travel along Panda Trek to experience giant pandas and other animals that share their bamboo forest habitat. Go back in time through Elephant Odyssey to discover what animals used to roam Southern California and see what the elephants are up to. Enjoy a guided tour on a double-decker bus or the scenic view from the Skyfari aerial tram, and dine in the peaceful surroundings of Albert's Restaurant. Discover the wonders of wildlife with animal encounters, interactive experiences, and keeper chats. A leader in animal care and conservation, the San Diego Zoo is at the heart of the San Diego experience.

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If you can, plan to spend the entire day. There is so much to see. I would recommend taking the sky rail to the furthest part and work your way back to the entrance. If there is a... read more

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San Diego, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you can, plan to spend the entire day. There is so much to see. I would recommend taking the sky rail to the furthest part and work your way back to the entrance. If there is a particular exhibit you want to see and if it is a very popular one, get there when it opens and go to... More 

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Sacramento, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

very interesting exposition, huge area, be prepared to walk a lot. will take 2 days to see everything. food is pricey.

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Attleboro, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is a really nice zoo, its clean, They have an on and off bus, for people having problems walking and they have a tour bus that takes you around the zoo. There is an extra cost for the tour bus.

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San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Certainly one of San Diego's finest attractions, the Zoo is a must see. Go early and the animals are likely to be more active. Just outside the the Zoo is a wonderful little train to ride.

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The polar venue is my favorite. I wasn't happy to find out that it was closed!!!! I have a yearly pass as well as to bring a friend in for free, want to go?. There should have been notifications at the ticket entrance. I missed seeing you Kalluk!

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Thank AmericasFinestCity
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is my second time at this zoo and o have to say this zoo is big, lots of things to see and do, if you go you must stay all day to see, and do alot of actives, you can take private tours, and you can ride the sky tran, lots of have animals.

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

An incredible zoo to visit. Such a variety of animals in beautiful living environments. Wear good walking shoes as the zoo is quite large and spread out. There are options to choose from to tour the zoo in a vehicle, but at a cost. A definite must when in the San Diego area.

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Racine, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This zoo is wonderful. We have a big zoo close to home (Milwaukee), and didn't see much difference. However, we had to see the pandas (didn't disappoint!) and Koalas. We probably won't go back, but definitely worth seeing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Zoo in San Diego is awesome. Can't think of a better place to take the kids for an enjoyable day. All the animals that they saw amazed them each and every one of them. The kids love to go and pet the animals don't know who liked it more the animals with the children. Don't miss out on this when... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

An amazing display of animals and vegetation. Although I hate to see wild animals taken out of their natural environment, the SD Zoo has done a wonderful job of providing large animal enclosures that seem humane and promoting and encouraging the preservation of animal species.

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