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“"We Bought a Zoo"”
Review of Heritage Park Zoo

Heritage Park Zoo
Ranked #8 of 71 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
Phoenix, Arizona
Level 6 Contributor
554 reviews
225 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
“"We Bought a Zoo"”
Reviewed June 3, 2013

Amazed me that this place has been around since 1988, and although i've been to Prescott many many times since moving to nearby Phoenix in 1994, I had never heard a word regarding this place until very very recently seeing their name a discount site. Heritage is small but compared to other larger zoo's so is the price, 8 dollars for adults for regular admission. True we covered the entire zoo in less than an hour but that would be a personal thing as to how much time you spend. Reminded me alot of the zoo in the recent movie "We Bought a Zoo". Most of these animals are rescue animals which is great that they are being taken care of and many would not have made it in the wild for various reasons, mostly due to injuries or previous mistreatment.

It's nice though and comfortable to walk and lots of peacock's to great you on your way, the Black Bear is fun and so are the coyote howling at nearby police sirens as they drive past the nearby main road. This park is very close to a main road so there are traffic visuals and sounds in the background this can't be helped. And as someone noted many of the enclosure's are not photographically the best since metal wires inhibit photography. But, none of this really matters in the end it's just a nice place to visit the rescued animals being taken care of at this facility.

Visited June 2013
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Bethpage, New York
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Night zoo”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

We went to the night zoo, which is held monthly. You need a flashlight to walk around the grounds. It was a lot of fun for both children and adults. The volunteers were very informative about the animals

Visited May 2013
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Mesa, Arizona, United States
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“great small zoo!”
Reviewed May 27, 2013

this was a fantastic fun little zoo, my kids had a lot of fun, great scenery, the look of the place is nice, clean, the staff service is great, every one says hi to you, there was this guy Matt on the petting zoo the he was amazing, he gave us a little history about the zoo and what they do when they find animals that are being abused, and even took us back where they keep a beautiful 7 year old turtle that was incredible, my kids where able to touch it and had a blast, even my 8 year old daugther was happy to see it. and the fee to get it was super reasonable, i got this GRUOPON deal and paid $18 for two adults and up to five children. but even if you go and pay regular fees it is super affordable i would have paid $45 if i had to pay regular fee for all 7 of us. the only thing is that there is no food vendors BUT they have soda and bottled water machines that are ONLY $1.25 each not the $4 dollar drink that you get at those big zoos.

Visited May 2013
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Prescott, Arizona
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“fun day with grandkids”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

This is kind of a fun little zoo. There is an interactive part for children they can pet some animals
Most all the animals in this zoo have bee rescued. Try it youll enjoy it

Visited September 2012
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Sedona, Arizona
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A safe and comfortable safe for little ones”
Reviewed March 7, 2013

We took my granddaughters, ages 18 mos. and 3, to the zoo. It was just the right size, nice pathways for a stroller, and the right amount of exhibits for them. We liked seeing the local wildlife, especially the mountain lion and the snakes. We will go back to have "Breakfast with the Bears" on a Saturday.

Visited August 2012
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