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Roger Williams Park Zoo

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Address: 1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI 02907
Phone Number: 401-785-3510
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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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WONDERFUL outing

When my boys were little, we used to go to the zoo two or three times a month. Now that they are older, we go a few times a year. However, I gave my nephew ( who is 2) a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Easton, MA
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Easton, MA
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When my boys were little, we used to go to the zoo two or three times a month. Now that they are older, we go a few times a year. However, I gave my nephew ( who is 2) a membership as a gift. He loves it!,,,, the seals, the elephants, the moon bears! The zoo has free parking and... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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131 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Roger Williams Park Zoo is located about 10-15 minutes outside of downtown Providence. It’s a nice little zoo though not particularly fancy which is a-okay. I went on a weekday in December around noon and it was pretty empty. I got to park in the first row of parking and crowds around the enclosures were nearly nonexistent. Admission into... More 

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kathy2214
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

If you are in the RI area and looking for something to do, go to the zoo. It is an awesome day out for the whole family. Lots of animals from zebras, elephants, giraffes, monkeys and more. Plus, check out the backyard playground with awesome activities,including water fun and the big tree house. You can also ride camels and sometimes... More 

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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We love this zoo. Great selection of animals. Perfect size to spend a few hours and lots of other attractions nearby.

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Thank Meredith S
Marshfield, Massachusetts
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31 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

We spent two hours exploring the zoo. The kids enjoyed themselves. We went in late December and many of the interactive events were closed for the season. We got to see all the animals. It was fun!

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Asbury Park, New Jersey
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

This zoo is just the right size for small children to enjoy. It's right in the city, so easy to get to.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

I love this zoo and try to visit at least twice a year. I've been to many zoos in the New England area and consider this the best one. The size is perfect, one can spend several hours here, but it doesn't take the whole day. They have a number of unique animals (anteaters, red pandas, seals, etc) and recently... More 

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key west, United States
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Bring the family it is great fun. I wish they would bring back the seals and penguins as they were fun to watch!

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Cranston, Rhode Island
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Great zoo that I have enjoyed for years with my family. Located in a beautiful Roger Williams Park. Most weekends and vacation days are busy. If the Polar Bear exhibit returns, I will give it 5 stars. That was the highlight of my visit as a child. I'm glad they still have giraffes and elephants. There have been improvements over... More 

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Mystic, Connecticut
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

We have been to many zoos. This one may not have some animals like Lions but it does have a lot. It is pretty large. A lot of activities, especially during the summer located throughout the zoo/park. Each time we go we spend 3-4 hours. Do not forget to visit the Backyard playground. That is a nice ending to the... More 

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