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“Fantastic afternoon”
Review of Central Park Zoo

Central Park Zoo
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$129.00*
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Central Park and Metropolitan Museum of Art Private NYC Combo Tour
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$75.00*
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Pedicab Guided Tour of Central Park
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Ranked #110 of 1,140 things to do in New York City
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Owner description: Oasis of wildlife in downtown Manhattan where visitors can encounter more than 1,400 animals in a variety of habitats, including a tropical rain forest to view rare birds and icy Antarctica to view penguins and other chilly creatures.
Reviewed November 3, 2012

Went to Central Park zoo expecting a big zoo ! That it isn't but don't let that put you off . Set in the beautiful Central Park it is small but lovely. Me and my daughter had an amazing afternoon here. Lots to see and do and the price was good too 12 usd . And you also get to go to the petting farm which was great and very funny . Great fun for all ages and a lovely afternoon out. The clock there is amazing and we loved the changing of the hour and the dancing animal parade at the clock face x

Thank Vicky K
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Reviewed October 27, 2012

We love zoos, so we made sure we visited this one while in NYC for the day. It's not huge, but it is a nice, clean zoo inside a humongous city. The walk-thru bird aviary was really nice, and we loved the penguin house! The polar bear was napping, but the seal pool in the middle of the zoo was awesome, we were able to be so close to them. We had lunch, which was typical overpriced zoo-fare, but we didn't expect anything gourmet. We did not visit the children's part, as there were other things we wanted to do, but this was a great way to spend a couple hours.

Thank Missmommy19
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Reviewed October 27, 2012

I understand the zoo does not have much room for expanding as it is in New York but it was very small and did not have many animals. The price was suited to this and it was quite cheap but the children's section only had farm animals and rabbits in which we see at home all the time and I didn't like paying for! Unfortunatly as well when we were there the polar bear was not and so there was even less to see! Don't be mistaken by the zoo featured in 'Masagascar'!

Thank KatieAmelia93
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Reviewed October 27, 2012

If this wasn't in one of the most famous parks in the world, I guess it would have gone out of business. It's okay and our kids liked it, but for circa an hours visit I don't think it was good value. It isn't rammed with animals either.

Good to have done it, but wouldn't go back.

Thank Guppyuk
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Reviewed October 25, 2012

Honestly, we didn't do it on purpose. Somehow after using their restroom, we exited a door which took us inside the zoo. We wandered around, enjoying the antics of sea lions, a polar bear, a snow leapard, monkeys, etc. Took us a while to find our way out, then we realized that we had taken a 'freebie'. We were kind of amused, not sure we would have antied up the $12. per person to go in the Zoo intentionally..

Thank Elayne B
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