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“A fun time”
Review of Fresno Chaffee Zoo

Fresno Chaffee Zoo
Ranked #1 of 51 things to do in Fresno
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 10, 2012

I'm not a fan of zoos, but this was a lot of fun, and a lot better than I expected. The admission was very reasonable and it's a pretty big zoo. Lots to see, we got there right after they opened the new sea lion habitat, it was a lot of fun to watch, if not for the heat we would have just watch them and the moneys for hours. Also you can feed giraffes.

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Reviewed September 7, 2012

This is a fun, clean, ultra-navigable zoo. We visited on a very busy Saturday during Labor Day Weekend, so parking was a challenge and we did end up having to hike a ways from the far park area. We were able to pass through the line because my friend decided to purchase a membership, so she got most of us in as part of the deal. This is a smaller zoo (as a SoCal girl I think of Santa Barbara Zoo in comparison) but the staff is attentive and informative, and the animals seem well-treated. We especially enjoyed the wolf enclosure and the stingray experience. A fun and shaded way to spend a kinda hot day with kids ranging from 2 to almost 8.

Thank Brittany B
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Reviewed September 3, 2012

Sea Lion Cove, which just opened this weekend at the Fresno Chafee Zoo, is great. It gives you the feeling of being at the ocean and lets you see sea lions, seals and pelicans close up. There is a little "chat" with the zoo keepers who watch over the new cove. It's definitely worth seeing.
The only thing was, the kids were so noisy it was hard to hear the woman talking. I think they should definitely turn up the sound! Also, we were not impressed with the cafe, where we waited and waited, then got a cold chicken breast san. But other than those two things we had a great visit at the cove and the zoo! We loved the giraffes, the sleeping tiger and the orangatans. And the cost is reasonable at $7 per adult.

Thank Kathleen C
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

The zoo has changed so much since I was a kid. They are opening a new sea lion cove. The rest of the zoo is really changing and is always a great experience.

Thank stephanie m
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Reviewed August 17, 2012

Nice visit. Was very hot day, plenty of shade around. As far aa a zoo goes, this is a nice one.
Outside zoo there is a park with plenty of walking space, some tables for picnicing. $5 per car admission to the location.

Thank vafedtraveller
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