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Reid Park Zoo

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Address: 3400 E Zoo Ct, Tucson, AZ 85716-5872
Phone Number: +1 520-881-4753
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Reid Park Zoo is a hidden gem, nestled in the center of Tucson, and is the...

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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This zoo is the best for it's size. They care for the animals and make sure they have the most natural habitat manageable. They stimulate them with different "toys" and change... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Linda K
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Tucson, Arizona

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Tucson, Arizona
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This zoo is the best for it's size. They care for the animals and make sure they have the most natural habitat manageable. They stimulate them with different "toys" and change their environments to keep them interested. When we have our super hot days, they put appropriate treats in ice blocks for them. Their habitat is also kept clean at... More 

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Thank Linda K
Sahuarita, Arizona
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is delightful to spend an afternoon. The zoo has many interesting animals and even park-attractions nearby.

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Thank GVJOE
Eloy, Arizona
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26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a very nice zoo, especially considering the price. It has a basic array of animals, but the highlight are the baby elephants!

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Thank DynamicFly
Tucson, Arizona
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a great getaway for our friends visit and we plan on doing it again soon. Since she had travelled from Scotland and wanted to see animals that were native from Arizona.

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Tucson, Arizona
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our Tucson zoo is always being upgraded. The elephant exhibit is wonderful highlighting an elephant calf recently born. It is great for all ages and even bearable on a hot day with all the shade trees about the property.

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Destin, FL
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77 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The zoo opens early n the summer, to maximize chances of seeing the animals before the temperatures climb. The zoo grounds are pretty and well maintained. The animal exhibits have lots of informative signage, and there are opportunities to hand feed the giraffes.

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Silver City, New Mexico
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I love this zoo because it is just big enough. The animals are close and it is easy to navigate the site. The animals are all well kept and active. It is also very informative

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Thank Jennifer M
Tucson, Arizona
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204 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My favorite...the giraffes that you can feed with their foot long tongues. Also the elephants were the most active ever and the hippo was quite a sight. The tigers were cool too. Great small zoo. Can be covered in a couple hours.

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Thank MXKing
Oracle
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While not as big as the San Diego Zoo, this jewel can be just as entertaining. It has something for everyone. The animals are presented in a suitable respectable manner and there is adequate shade to keep from getting sunburn.

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Vail, Arizona
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The zoo is not the largest zoo , but can be accomplished in about 2-3 hours. We just lost our oldest female Giraffe. I believe 27 years. Still have 3 others.

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