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“Accessible, and worth the visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Sacramento Zoo

Sacramento Zoo
Ranked #10 of 168 things to do in Sacramento
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Children and adults alike delight in this zoo's almost 400 species of wildlife.
Sacramento, California
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67 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Accessible, and worth the visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2013

For a small zoo in a quiet town, Sacramento Zoo is still very impressive. I would rate it excellent, but that would leave no higher grade for the far larger and more famous Zoos in San Diego and LA. So to be honest and fair, as much as I love Sacramento, I think its Zoo deserves a very good rating. The exhibits are well done, and the space is very inviting. It is definitely worth visiting.

Visited June 2013
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Sacramento, California
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“Small zoo”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

If you're in the area, have young children, and time to kill. Yes, come to the zoo. It's not the San Francisco or even close to the size of San Diego....you may be disappointed if you compare. But if you're curious or love zoos. Go! They have a (small)train ride that goes around the zoo. The giraffes are my favorite, nice leisure day. The zoo is set in beautiful land park neighborhood....about five-six minutes from downtown. Closest hotel is the Westin off Riverside Blvd. across the freeway (I-5).

Don't forget to stop by fair tale town and funderland across the street if you have time. The kids will love you.

Go early for parking (official parking lot is across the street next and behind fairy tale town). You can also park around the Park right after you past the zoo if you exit sutterville road...that Park will be to your left. The parking across the street will naturally be on your left (right after you past the signal light in front of the zoo.

Have fun!

Visited September 2012
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Sacramento, California
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34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“AN URBAN SURPRISE”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

Took our 6 and a half year old grandson on a weekday morning. Absolutely jammed with school groups, camps and families. Might consider a weekend day and go early. Parking is evil. Lots for kids to see --some hands on stuff but mostly "looking". Did see the baby tiger and his mom---

The best part was lunch afterwards at Leatherby Family Creamery on Arden Way. Forgot how fun a place that is with reasonably priced food and delicious choices, especially for the children.

Visited June 2013
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Sacramento, California
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28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Worth the visit.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

Twilight Thursdays at the Sacramento Zoo. June 6 to July 25. Hot cars, live music, good foods and cold drinks.

Visited September 2012
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Sacramento, California
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“Sacramento Zoo”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

Good for both adults and children. Good representation of world's fauna with visitor-friendly displays of same in a good location.

Visited October 2012
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