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Reid Park Zoo

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Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Greatly changed and still growing

We purchased membership to the zoo as it is much more economical. Individual visits can become... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Super nice zoo!

This zoo is super clean, has a wide variety of animals, and all of the comfort amenities you would... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Reid Park Zoo is a hidden gem, nestled in the center of Tucson, and is the perfect place to enjoy time outside while discovering the wonders of wildlife.
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3400 E Zoo Ct, Tucson, AZ 85716-5872
+1 520-881-4753
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We purchased membership to the zoo as it is much more economical. Individual visits can become very costly. We come here at least once a month. It is a great place to walk around. They are working on updating a lot of the animal habitats...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank levym829
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This zoo is super clean, has a wide variety of animals, and all of the comfort amenities you would expect. We love it...but enjoy going in the fall or winter over the very hot summer.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Charlotte B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A brief visit for the kids, been here many times, it's small but nice enough for the kids, will return because it's a pleasure for the kids as a treat and for something different than going to the mall.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 135arlenec
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

To see the excitement and joy in the children's eyes was like the fountain of youth. I'm at least 46 1/2 years younger.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Wendell F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just go to this zoo! You'll have a great time (kids and adults) and you'll actually get to see every animal they have. Grounds and enclosures are well-designed and superbly maintained. We were able to talk to staff at the elephant and lion habitats and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank RapidEdward
Reviewed December 10, 2018

This is an enjoyable outing at least once per year. They do a great job of keeping this zoo maintained and the animals seem to be quite content living here. Give it a try, you'll like it and probably return.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank overtheline2
Reviewed December 3, 2018

An hour can be well-spent at this nicely designed zoo. This zoo still has elephants, while many others have stopped housing them.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 137georgev
Reviewed November 27, 2018 via mobile

A nice few hours here and a small zoo trying hard to keep up. It just need that extra money to update it and renew old worn out parts. Glass viewing windows to the bears was so dirty we couldn’t see through it. Some very...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JP070766
Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

A wonderful small zoo, easy to do in a half day. Expanded elephant habitat is a hit,as well as the young Grizzlies who are often energetic. A fine breeding facility with a nice touch for families.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Turkey2Tucson
Reviewed November 11, 2018

I love Reid Park Zoo. The animals are a delight, and the grounds are lovely. The keepers and docents are friendly and knowledgeable. I have an annual membership, and enjoy visiting the zoo for a quiet morning walk as well as many of the special...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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April 1, 2018|
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Response from Jojoaz83 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. The last two gave you some good tips. I’m only going to add that the Sonoran Desert Museum is mostly dirt paths. So if you have a stroller, small kids or walking restrictions this can be challenging. Also once you are... More
Jerry C
December 20, 2017|
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Response from jessiso | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know. I don’t remember seeing anything like that but definitely call them- very friendly and receptive.
Joanne T
November 22, 2017|
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Response from jessiso | Reviewed this property |
I don’t remember but check the website for their list of affiliate zoos. We got in free because of that but in general, prices were low.
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We had a great time in Tucson April 7-14. We stayed in Green Valley with my parents along with my 2 kids (8 & 5), brother & SIL. We tried to get a swim in most days at the local rec center. Saturday we just relaxed after traveling from Michigan. Sunday we enjoyed an Easter egg hunt and fabulous home cooked dinner. Monday we ventured into Tucson to Funtastics for mini golf and go-carts and then to Thunder Canyon Brewery for dinner. Tuesday we visited the Sonora Desert Museum in time...More
April 18, 2007|
Response fromTripindicular|
Nice trip report. Sounds like you're a family that likes breweries. My husband and I like to check out the local breweries as well. We've been to Gentle Ben's years ago, but haven't tried the others. How was the food and beer at Nimbus and Thunder Canyon?
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Rental Home for 1 week over Christmas (6 Replies)
Hi there - I've found a couple of places but wanted to get an idea on safety/convenience/etc We were quoted a great price on a place near Reid Park Zoo - off Country and Broadway - with everything we're looking for. It's a nice property - just wondering if the area is safe? We have 2 kids and would love to be able to walk around the city and not have to drive everywhere. For the record we will have a car. Thanks!
October 17, 2015|
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Tucson is very spread out, you'll still need to drive.
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Need a Big 5 and a Safeway (10 Replies)
Hi. I've been reading this forum for months in preparation for our Tucson & vicinity trip beginning March 28th. We'll be camping & hiking for ten days. After picking up our rental car at the airport, we'll need a tasty quick lunch. We'd love to try some Sonoran food ~ even a taco truck, if that's a good choice. Suggestions? Our first vacation destination will be the Reid Park Zoo to see the Aldabra tortoises. This trip is a gift for my reptile crazy son. Does anyone know of a...More
March 06, 2008|
Response fromMikePinTucson|
The Big 5 on Speedway would be a good choice. Play it again Sports I seriously doubt would have the stove fuel. The Safeway at 1940 E Broadway would be a better bet than the one on St. Mary's. You can also Google Fry's (a Kroger supermarket), Albertson's, or Basha's (an Arizona-owned chain). I prefer Basha's, but my wife likes Fry's.