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Address: 1000 Elmwood Ave, Providence, RI 02907-3659
Phone Number: 401-785-3510
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Drawing visitors from across New England, this zoo is home to more than...

Drawing visitors from across New England, this zoo is home to more than 1,000 animals from around the globe including polar bears, tree kangaroos, moon bears and giraffes, all on display in natural settings.

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This zoo really is as good as any in New England. I've been to all of them and I'd take this one over any other. Absolutely no bias there due to being local. It's honestly how... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Joshua M
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West Warwick, Rhode Island
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West Warwick, Rhode Island
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70 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This zoo really is as good as any in New England. I've been to all of them and I'd take this one over any other. Absolutely no bias there due to being local. It's honestly how I feel. Some other zoos and aquariums in the area have a ton of charges once you get in. Roger Williams is really what... More 

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Shropshire
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a lovely family day out. It's also fairly wheelchair friendly - though there are some steep-ish ramps so if you don't have electric help you'll need a strong friend. I saw one animal I've never even heard of and as I'm going to Nepal later this year, I'll be looking for one in its natural habitat (optimistically as... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Roger Williams Park is quite large and beautiful... The zoo is in the park and was a pleasant surprise. It had some nice touches... The outback walk, the ability to feed the giraffes for example. There were several animals I had never seen or even heard of before, which really made it interesting. Around the animal areas were also nice... More 

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Thank DeeDee W
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had an amazing time at this zoo! There was plenty to see and plenty to do. There is a water element that was fun and cooling. The food was good and decently prices and the animals were everywhere. We will be back again and again!

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Thank IrishCourt
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

When Fathers Day rolls around My daughter takes me o the zoo. Its a great enjoyment for me, and her. This past year was one of the best, not to hot just right. I really look forward to this day.

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Thank Stephen M. K
Cranston, Rhode Island
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12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I have season passes. I have taken my nieces multiple times, have gone with friends or even by myself. I love this Zoo! Exhibits cool, prices good and location is great. Highly recommend to anyone of all ages.

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Thank Marie D
Milton, Massachusetts
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127 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of great animals to see and very conveniently located off Rt 95 just outside of Providence, RI. Fun for the whole family.

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Thank El C
Providence, Rhode Island
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Roger Williams zoo is a gem. Many animals to see, the elephants are our favorite. You can also ride on a camel for a small extra fee which is awesome. My kids love the Big Backyard were they can run around and explore. The water features are especially loved in the summer heat. Go early or late, it does get... More 

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Thank Jackie C
Providence, Rhode Island
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A little expensive but worth the trip. The elephant gets a bath on Sunday morning, lots of fun to watch!

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Thank Sailorgirl60
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The zoo is not too big, and not too crowded even though we were there on a public holiday weekend. My 2 year old managed to walk all the way, and he was really excited to see the giraffes that came up close.

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