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“Fun place to visit” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Heritage Park Zoo

Heritage Park Zoo
Ranked #8 of 68 things to do in Prescott
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary is a non-profit wildlife sanctuary, dedicated to the conservation and protection of native and exotic animals. Located in scenic Prescott, Arizona, the sanctuary provides a source of recreation, education and entertainment for all ages. With the mission of "Conservation through Education," Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary provides a unique and up-close experience with animals visitors may see nowhere else. Animals at Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary all have a story to tell and lesson to teach. We currently house more than 200 animals on our grounds - among them a Bengal Tiger, two Black Bears, two Clouded Leopard siblings, Mexican Gray Wolves, Bobcats, Lynx, Lemurs, various reptiles, and one of the largest tarantula displays in the Southwest.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Prescott, Arizona
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“Fun place to visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2012

Really fun place when family or friends are visiting and have children. Great for adults, too.

Visited December 2011
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Prescott, Arizona
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Small but nice”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2012

I took my 2 1/2 yr old grandson at 10 a.m. when the zoo opens. About 1/2 of the animals were already bedded down and we couldn't see them. I'm thinking, when the weather is warm, they could open around 8 a.m. The grounds were clean and there is a very nice playground with baby swings, slides and a water play area. There is also a large grassy area where party's/picnics can be held The staff was very helpful.. This is a good zoo for younger children maybe under 10.

Visited May 2012
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Prescott
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Visit the Zoo in Prescott”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2012

Great animal sanctuary! Prices are reasonable. About 50 exhibits. Peacocks and chickens run free. Lemurs cage is the best. They are funny!

Visited April 2012
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Thank L W
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Presott Valley
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Surprises”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2012

Wonderful little zoo in Prescott, AZ with a fine collection of reptiles and other animals of the desert, as well as a Tiger!

Visited April 2012
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Prescott, Arizona
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42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Fun for Kids”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2012

Four children who were visiting us for a few days came with us to the zoo. Their ages ranged from 12 to 7 and we were afraid the whole thing might just be a frightful bore. They obligingly walked the circuit and looked at all the animals. There was clearly some interest there. And occasional excitement. There are no African lions, but there is a bear and a tiger. There are wolves and coyotes, javelina and deer, birds of prey, spiders, and snakes. A clear effort has been made to make the holding pens both architecturally interesting and naturalistic - more than one would expect for a zoo in a small town. That said, looking at animals was worth about 30 minutes.

But we spent more like 90 minutes there. And the difference was the terrific playground. There's a splash pool there that was good for a full half hour of play. There's a pretty good jungle-gym, a miniature schoolhouse, a cobweb of climbing ropes, and giant red shoe that every young person or person young at heart should be photographed in, on, or beside.

Go with modest expectations on a day when you really really want to hang out in the out-of doors, be open seeing what you see, relax, and you'll have a good time.

Visited August 2011
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