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“Awesome experience”
Review of San Diego Zoo

San Diego Zoo
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$39.95*
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Ranked #2 of 439 things to do in San Diego
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Owner description: Founded in 1916, the Zoo has been an icon in San Diego for nearly 100 years—and an absolute must-see in Southern California. Spend the day monkeying around in our tropical oasis as you visit beautiful habitats that are home to gorillas, eagles, tigers, sun bears, Asian leopards, rare reptiles, a palette of colorful birds, and more. Visit the Australian Outback to delight in our colony of 24 koalas, and travel along Panda Trek to experience giant pandas and other animals that share their bamboo forest habitat. Go back in time through Elephant Odyssey to discover what animals used to roam Southern California and see what the elephants are up to. Enjoy a guided tour on a double-decker bus or the scenic view from the Skyfari aerial tram, and dine in the peaceful surroundings of Albert's Restaurant. Discover the wonders of wildlife with animal encounters, interactive experiences, and keeper chats. A leader in animal care and conservation, the San Diego Zoo is at the heart of the San Diego experience.
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Upper Marlboro, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Awesome experience”
Reviewed July 11, 2012

Lots of walking, plenty to see and do. FUN FUN FUN!!!!

Visited September 2011
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Fairfield, New Jersey
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“The whole family loved S.D. Zoo!”
Reviewed July 11, 2012

Or family had a great time at S.D. Zoo!!! It's a huge zoo and lot to see.We did a lot of walking and also drove on the safari bus tour around the zoo. We took so many pictures of the animals including our 3 kids with their iphones and ipods. Great family day!

Visited June 2012
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
“Amazing on all accounts!”
Reviewed July 11, 2012

I appreciated the helpful staff throughout the day, the quick waits for bus tours (even on a busy day), the variety of food and souvenirs available, and I enjoyed the overall day here. This zoo is unlike any other I've been to, and I'm glad I was able to see the pandas!

An additional pro is the amount of green happening at the zoo, it was very lovely and informative. Another small detail I noticed was the signs listing the names of an animal in an exhibit, and the DOB of any baby animals.

The only downside is that the map is very overwhelming, and slightly deceptive in terms of leading you around the zoo.

Visited July 2012
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Roseville
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223 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
“You gotta go”
Reviewed July 10, 2012

Wonderful...lots to see. Be sure to allow yourself enough time so you're not rushed. Lots of little kiosks that offer drinks etc. Gift shops have some beautiful items! Best of all is the zoo which presents the animals in LARGE natural settings rather than the old style cages which we hate!

Visited January 2012
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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Wonderful zoo!”
Reviewed July 10, 2012

Excellent time! Take the guided tour first to decide what you really want to see then plan out your trek around the zoo based on that. I have a bad knee and made note of which express bus stop to get off of so that we were walking downhill instead of up for areas that we wanted to see. There are some steep areas. The zoo map is very helpful.

Visited July 2012
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