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“Sweet memories”

Santa Ana Zoo at Prentice Park
Ranked #4 of 36 things to do in Santa Ana
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 26, 2012

To be honest, I have not been to this zoo in years, but I love the picture I have of my one year old son on the back of an elephant. If you come in expecting the San Diego Zoo you will be disappointed. But if you are just looking to while away a couple of hours (in the company of a bunch of monkeys and birds) you will have an enjoyable time.

Thank msmitchell
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Reviewed September 9, 2012

We visited this zoo on a Saturday afternoon. There were a lot of kids there due to the large amount of birthday parties going on. Besides that, I have very little complaints about this zoo. They explained right off the bat (if you stop to read the sign) that the founders of the zoo insist that they must always have at least 50 monkeys residing in the zoo, so it's mostly monkeys and birds. In their aviary I'm not sure they had many birds, as it was very quiet and also we only saw a pair of conures, then some flamingos and scarlet ibises. But at least I didn't get pooped on.
This zoo is very small, but a great way to kill an hour or two. We took about 75 minutes to walk the entire zoo, including time for looking at the animals. All in all, when you need to get out on a Saturday, this is not a bad option, if you live locally.

Thank FamilyVanMetre
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Reviewed September 6, 2012 via mobile

For the price of admission you cannot go wrong. Orange county zoo is about the same size and way less monkeys. Both are fun if you are bored and you want too look at some animals. If you love zoos, try honolulu zoo or peurto vallarte zoo. You can hold tiger and lion cubs in vallarte!

Thank timhoeve
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Reviewed August 25, 2012

Santa Ana Zoo is very, very small. It is inexpensive to get in and a fun few hours for kids. However, the main reason to go to Santa Ana Zoo is for the elephant ride. The elephant ride is not every day - I think weekends only - and I would confirm before going.

If you decide to go to Santa Ana Zoo - you have to do the elephant ride. It is a must.

They have lots of monkeys and small cage animals.

This place is not expensive - so worth a visit.
The playground is also something the kids love.

The recently added train and merry go round make it more fun - but this costs even more money - but worth it.

1  Thank ALinCA5512
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Reviewed August 5, 2012

Lots of animals that you can see close up. This is a small zoo, but they pack lots of animals into a small space. Especially nice for young kids who get bored or tired easily

1  Thank queenwendy
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