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“Love this zoo!!!”
Review of Heritage Park Zoo

Heritage Park Zoo
Ranked #10 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: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children
Reviewed October 11, 2013 via mobile

I love this zoo. It' s small, not huge and overwhealming. You can get a up close look at the animals, they are set far away. The best part of the zoo though is that all the animals at the zoo are animals that were injured and not able to return to the wild, confiscated because they were illegally being kept as pets or donated. When we were there we got to see the raccoon that was burned in the Yarnell fire, she has a long way to go, but she is in the perfect place. The staff is always friendly and willing to answer questions and give information. On one visit, a staff member gave us a behind the scenes tour, very cool. The zoo is aleays adding new animals too. This visit they had a baby mule deer, two eagles, a coati, and other new birds. The admission price is great too, priced well for families. They have a playground area for younger kids. If you are in Prescott, come to the zoo, admission helps all the animals.

Thank jeanniec
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"rescued animals"
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"great animals"
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"big cats"
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"non profit"
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"local wildlife"
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"behind the scenes"
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"a small gift shop"
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Reviewed October 10, 2013

Just a little drive from downtown Prescott is the Heritage Park Zoo. Can watch rescued animals being fed, including a tiger and porcupine. Has a petting zoo for children. Was able to get a discount by using my Phoenix Zoo membership.

Thank RWells11
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Reviewed October 4, 2013 via mobile

Went to this zoo with my wife and 3 daughters. Excellent experience and I highly recommend it-even worth the drive up from PHX as a day trip. You can actually see the animals as the enclosures are not huge like PHX zoo. Perfect for young children-easy to walk around and it has 2 play areas.

Thank MReiswig1978
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Reviewed October 1, 2013

You will smile from ear to ear!! Perfect time for a couple, single or family. Do go here for close-up time with well cared for happy looking animals. There is an area for kids to play near goats, miniature horses and sheep.We were impressed by staff who love the animals! And one zoo keeper got inside with a Coati, a small mammal we never saw before to show us it's unique scent drive and friendly nature. The Coati was happy to mingle with the keeper, while he told us about this cute little creature. We saw black and brown bears, frolicking in water and happened to witness feeding time for the Black bear eating a plank feast. Habitats are natural. There are reptile and tarantula exhibits, eagles, hawks, tamarins, bobcats, mountain lion and javelinas among the animals. We were delighted to see galapegos tortoises! The zoo/sanctuary is solely supported by visitors!! Do spend the morning or afternoon there. So much fun! Vending machines only, so eat before or pack a picnic.

1  Thank LisaScottsdale
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Reviewed September 17, 2013

Had a very pleasant visit here. This is a small place. Perfect for a stop on a road trip or for small children. Everything is well kept and the habitats are nicely done, designed to look of natural. Most of this animals were not our for our late morning visit, they must have been taking their afternoon naps already. Staff was friendly. A very nice place to visit,

Thank Karla M
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