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“Good family fun”
Review of Valley Zoo

Valley Zoo
Edmonton, Canada
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139 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
“Good family fun”
Reviewed May 5, 2013 via mobile

I try to go at least twice a year to the zoo - fun animals to see. The rides & petting zoo don't open until May long weekend (I think). Happy we went - go early to avoid the crowds.

Visited May 2013
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Okotoks, Alberta, Canada
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82 reviews
32 attraction reviews
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“Now is not the time to visit”
Reviewed April 20, 2013

On a weekend trip to Edmonton and a couple of hours to kill, we went to the Zoo. There were not many exhibits open..we did see Lucy the elephant out taking a walk with her attendants ..that was really awesome! We only saw the lemurs, 2 alpacas, 2 white wolves, and the elephant.

It was obvious that the zoo is under major renovation as there were construction vehicles around and major fundraising posters there.

It was disappointing as we were charged full admission to see pretty much nothing...no food or drinks except vending machines and the place was pretty much dead.

I would wait for a while to see the zoo when it is completed and has more to offer. It used to be a really nice little zoo and probably will be better in the future.

Visited April 2013
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Edmonton, Canada
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57 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great staff!”
Reviewed April 15, 2013

I have to commend the staff of the Valley Zoo. Every time we go, they are exceptional. They are always eager to help and always willing to educate. The zoo itself, however, could use a bit of a pick-me-up. I think some newer exhibits would be nice, even though what they currently have is good. My niece gets really excited when we go. It's a great time when kids are involved.

Visited May 2012
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Edmonton, Canada
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67 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“it's a zoo”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

it has been a long time since visiting, it is both great and sad place to visit. people feel that it is wrong to cage any animal, but without zoo's protecting and breeding programs these animals will be extinct.

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Edmonton, Canada
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26 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“LUCY”
Reviewed April 5, 2013

Nothing more to say... unless I need to come with 100 characters. Always liked the smaller well run zoos as opposed to the bigger ones where you (or the animals) are just a number.

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Thank Bruce S
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