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“Great family outing” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Oakland Zoo

Oakland Zoo
Ranked #4 of 119 things to do in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: A 100-acre zoo that contains 58 exhibits of more than 400 native and exotic animals from around the world, which are represented by 100 different species.
Oakland, CA
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53 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great family outing”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2013

The Oakland zoo is a great place for families. It is set up so you can get a good view of the animals. It is compact, and easy walking to see all the sights. There is good parking. The rides are fun for kids and adults will also enjoy the train around the park. If you are local, the yearly memberships are an incredible value. Who ever tires of seeing the graceful giraffes or the entertaining monkeys.

Visited July 2013
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San Jose, California
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109 attraction reviews
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“Kid-friendly zoo with variety of animals”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013

This is a fairly small zoo but does have enough variety to keep the kids occupied. Following are some of the main pros and cons of the zoo.

Pros:

1) Small but does have enough variety of animals
2) Fair amount of parking is available
3) Decent choices for food at the main restaurant near the entrance
4) The sky ride is a big hit with kids and gives a good overview of the entire zoo
5) The train ride and other rides just outside the zoo entrance are good

Cons:

1) The terrain is pretty hilly and hence have to do a lot of climbing up and down. This can tire you out easily even though the zoo itself is not that big.
2) The food places inside the zoo (other than the one right near the entrance) don't have as many good choices.

Visited September 2013
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Memphis, Tennessee
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15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“One of the best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2013

Oakland zoo was great! Neat / clean and the animals were well cared for. Many new attractions, reminds me of St Louis Zoo

Visited April 2013
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Oakland, California
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great for all ages”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2013

The Oakland Zoo has a lot to offer! It is small enough to navigate. The animals appear well taken care of, and appear happy in their habitats. I bought a family year pass and have access with my grand daughter as often as I want. The only negative is that it is NOT opened earlier in the morning. She takes a nap from 11:00 - 1:30 so we have to really hurry and have lunch and get to the zoo before it closes. That will change as she grows up. The rides are an additional plus!
Oakland Zoo you rock!

Visited September 2013
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Petaluma
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16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Oakland ZOO”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2013

The Oakland zoo, was great. Very clean, alot larger than I expected. Take the tram tour over the animals so cool! The animals sees happy and have space to roam.

Visited September 2013
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