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Roger Williams Park Zoo

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1000 Elmwood Ave, Providence, RI 02907-3659
+1 401-785-3510
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Great outdoor zoo

Good parking, great animals, park was clean. I suggest going early morning or late afternoon... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jennifer E
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Great 2 to 2 1/2 hour walk looking at the animals. Good layout and no bad smells. Great little area... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Located amid 40 acres of beautiful woodlands, the Roger Williams Park Zoo provides visitors the opportunity to see animals from all over the globe – some more than a million years old. Naturalistic surroundings are home to more than 100 species of animals including a Komodo dragon, as well as zebras, red pandas, African elephants, Masai giraffes, snow leopards, bears, flamingoes, sloths, and more! Kids from two to 102 have the opportunity to feed giraffes and harbor seals, as well as an array of farmyard animals. For something slightly out of the ordinary, visit our new Explore and Soar area offering an exhilarating zip ride, a train excursion through the woodlands, and camel rides. The Zoo is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), and is home to many endangered species. As a result, the Zoo participates in cooperative conservation and breeding programs to help ensure the future survival of many endangered species.
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1000 Elmwood Ave, Providence, RI 02907-3659
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Reviewed yesterday

Good parking, great animals, park was clean. I suggest going early morning or late afternoon, animals just lay around in the shade mid-day.

Thank Jennifer E
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great 2 to 2 1/2 hour walk looking at the animals. Good layout and no bad smells. Great little area for the kids to play in the sprinklers while parents take a break. Animals were to hot to be very active but still beautiful. We...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My husband and I love animals and we thought we’d try the zoo out because we were visiting. I will say that it wasn’t all bad. We enjoyed the elephant exhibit. However, the zoo is definitely geared for kids. They have several places in the...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

It seems that over the years the selection of animals has dwindled, and the pricing has gone up. It was clean though. Parking can be extremely difficult on a busy day, and they do not seem to move the lines quickly sorry to say, I...More

Thank Jim V
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went here with my wife and 4 year old on a rare Tuesday we all had off. $48 for the 3 of us with no deals or discounts for a birthday. Seems kind of pricey but I get that it costs a lot to provide...More

Thank Malarky1212
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a tiny zoo and it costs almost 18 USD to get in. They don't have a lot of animals, but the ones that they have are really nice and well taken care. So it is a nice zoo, but super small and if...More

Thank wetfoot
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been going to Roger Williams Zoo for at least 40 years, with my children and now with my grandchildren. Everyone always has a great time, animals/exhibits are always changing so there is always lots to see. Great outdoor activity!

Thank Decaf7
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to the zoo yesterday, 90 degree weather, Hot One! Had a great time walking through and seeing all the animals. The zoo is very clean and have a nice selection. Would recommend going on a cooler day, the animals stayed in the shade. My...More

Thank Shutter G
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were so impressed with this place! The animals seem well-cared for, and their habitats look so natural. The elephants and giraffes were definitely highlights for us! We spent the entire day. There are plenty of places to sit and rest, it is very clean,...More

Thank firefly15
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

RWP Zoo is a great place for families of all ages and types. We have belonged for about 35 years. At first we would take our friend's children, then we took our daughter, and now I love to go alone, with my husband, or other...More

Thank JJK456
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vasu87
April 21, 2018|
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Response from hdthequeen | Reviewed this property |
I think three hours is plenty.
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ryandz001
April 20, 2018|
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Response from tripmember24 | Reviewed this property |
No line on Wednesday.
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Kim W
May 15, 2017|
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Response from RWPZoo | Property representative |
The Zoo covers 40 acres, and the path through the Zoo is a little more than one-mile long. The average length of stay is three hours. Wheelchairs are available at the rental kiosk located at the main entrance. Manual... More
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