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Address: 1000 Elmwood Ave, Providence, RI 02907-3659
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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Great Day at the Zoo

We didn't get off to a great start. We have a zoo membership where we live and were supposed to receive 50 percent reciprocity. When we got to the gate, the girl told us it was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Williamsville, New York
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Williamsville, New York
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46 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We didn't get off to a great start. We have a zoo membership where we live and were supposed to receive 50 percent reciprocity. When we got to the gate, the girl told us it was 50 percent off for the first 2 adults and full price for the rest. (We had 4 in our group - my husband, myself... More 

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Thank Debbie M
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Roger Williams Park Zoo is a great day trip for the family - only about an hour from just north of Boston, so not a bad ride with the toddler in the car. The giraffe and elephant exhibits are worth the price of admission (which by the way, is not too bad). You can get so close to the... More 

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Taunton, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We took our grandchildren there ages 9 and 11 This is a great Zoo,lots of animals,definitely geared toward young children...they had a blast. In the middle of the zoo was a Bounce house ,so they played in there for 10 minutes..$3.00 for 5 minutes of playtime,worth it for us gave us some time to sit in the shade and take... More 

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Branford, Connecticut
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We used to visit this zoo when we were kids. It's still a great place to visit. The zoo is large enough to exhibit a good variety of animals, but small enough to comfortably get through in a few hours.

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Thank JASthe3rd
Fairfield, Connecticut
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45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I went with my 23 year old daughter. Nice and clean, small zoo geared for younger kids. We went on a Saturday in August and it was not overly crowded, easy to move around, which was a good thing. We were pleasantly surprised to find in or near a city like Providence a zoo like this with the variety of... More 

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The zoo has a nice collection of animals. Many of them can be viewed at quite close range. On our recent visit we saw many of the animals being fed and eating, including the elephants, giraffes and seals. We visited on a blistering hot day and appreciated that many of the walkways were shaded. The landscaping is very nice, and... More 

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Uxbridge, Massachusetts, United States
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We love the zoo. Actually we buy a season pass every year. Well worth the price if you live close. The zoo has made some great accomplishment's over the last few years. There is an area just for children to play in that includes interaction with water, ropes, books, etc. A huge tree house. The new Barn Yard with petting... More 

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Vermont
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was my family's second visit to this zoo, which is on the smaller side of things (comparable with the Stone Zoo outside of Boston, and nowhere near as extensive as the Philadelphia, Bronx, Columbus, or National Zoos). It is set inside a large park (which has a nice carousel building and other attractions). This year the harbor seals were... More 

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Cranston, Rhode Island
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Get the yearly membership, it's worth it. There are reciprocal agreements that make it a great value.

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Lunenburg, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice park. Nice variety of animals and they all appeared n great health. In fact, the goats in the petting area had amazingly shiny coats.

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