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“Its a Zoo”
Review of Santa Barbara Zoo

Santa Barbara Zoo
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Owner description: This zoo with a view was once a posh estate owned by a coffee and tea merchant; now it's the lush domain of more than 500 animals representing 160 species. The pink stucco mansion that once presided over manicured lawns and gardens is gone—replaced by open-air habitats built for the less refined but still exacting tastes of giraffes, elephants, gibbons, snow leopards and gorillas. What hasn't changed is the surrounding scenery; the Pacific and Santa Ynez Mountains are just as spectacular as they were back when this was the setting for civilized galas instead of the wild antics of monkeys and meerkats.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed October 2, 2012

If in Santa Barbara and you have kids it is worth the visit and enough critters to pleease the young. Dont come as the main reason to visit Santa Barbara, its not the San Diego zoo but a nice way to spend a couple of hours.

Thank Charlie V
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Reviewed October 1, 2012

the santa barbara zoo was won derful a great sight especially for children. it is a little small but a place to definitly see if your in santa barbara

Thank LARRY W
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Reviewed October 1, 2012

Overall the zoo is okay. We have been to several zoo's around the country and this one was not our favorite. Not many animals, hard to see in enclosures. Overall experience of the day was average.

Thank cmuller76
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Reviewed September 29, 2012

Smaller than expected and a little pricey for the size. Not very many animals to see but all the animals seemed very content. It is very pretty and clean and would be a nice place for a picnic with all the open green area. You are able to see many of the animals up close. Got there before it opened and did not have to pay the $6.00 parking fee.

Thank petiedogtravels
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

my kids went to zoo camp this year and had a wonderful time. They came home each day signing a new song and had a blast. I enjoy the size of the zoo and how clean everything is kept.

Thank hof40
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