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“Lot's To Do In A Tiny Space!”
Review of Central Park Zoo

Central Park Zoo
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Central Park and Metropolitan Museum of Art Private NYC Combo Tour
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Ranked #111 of 1,144 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 February 28, 2013

This Zoo REALLY surprised me!

Whilst the Zoo does cover a small area, you've got Polar Bears, Red Panda's Tropical Birds, a petting zoo for kids, a 4D cinema, Sea Lions....all in the middle of Manhattan!
If you want to make a day of it, head to the Bronx Zoo...(it's much bigger), but if your plans revolve around Manhattan, Central Park and that area, DEFINITELY pay a visit at least once!

TIP: Get the $18 ticket...gets you into the 4D cinema and petting zoo!

Thank deanwebley
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

If you are visiting Central Park and are traveling with children, make sure to stop off at the zoo. It is a small zoo but it does have some nice attractions like the penguins, seals and snow leopard. There is a childrens zoo as well. Make sure to have lunch before entering because the prices in the cafeteria are a bit outrageous.

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Reviewed February 26, 2013

I've been many times over many years. Great fun for kids. Te seals are a delight and the place is relaxing.

Thank Richard F
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

The Zoo is very small with not many animals at all. We managed to walk around it in about 30mins. The indoor 'rainforest' is quite nice and you can see all different types of birds in there, but it's really hot in there! Maybe I was expecting too much, but me and my friend came away disappointed.

1  Thank Ali C
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Reviewed February 20, 2013

I loved going to the zoo while in NYC> I've never been to one that you could go so close up to the animals. My favourite was seeing the polar bears. It rained while we were there so hopefully next time we have better weather.

Thank Savannah J
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