We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“A fun place to spend the day” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of ABQ BioPark Zoo

ABQ BioPark Zoo
Ranked #8 of 217 things to do in Albuquerque
Certificate of Excellence
New Mexico
Level Contributor
51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“A fun place to spend the day”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2013

Super clean and well laid out. Make sure you do the train ride if possible, the conductor has great things to add to your zoo experience. Really large zoo, with beautiful animals in natural enclosures.

Visited December 2012
Helpful?
Thank marigoldchantel
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

1,179 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    715
    342
    87
    21
    14
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Level Contributor
11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Extremely pleasant and extensive zoo. MUST see”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

This zoo is very well landscaped and the animals are well taken care of. There is much art and nice resting areas as well. We go several times a month to visit our favorite animals...baby elephant, Daisy, the polar bears, the lion who roars at sunset. MUST see in Albuquerque

Visited February 2013
Helpful?
Thank Jessica K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Corrales, New Mexico
Level Contributor
156 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Surprisingly Good Zoo”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2013

The Rio Grande Zoo is not a huge zoo, but the park and the animals are well worth seeing. The park is shaded with tons of trees and shade which makes it a nice place to be on a warm summer day. The variety of animals is excellent and their living situations are of the highest quality with lots of room for them to explore. The zoo has a good breeding program and, if you're lucky, you'll get see a baby giraffe, elephant, or rhino.

Visited May 2012
Helpful?
Thank Dan C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
San Angelo, Texas
Level Contributor
52 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Nice zoo!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2013

We really enjoy this zoo every time we go. They have quite a few animals that you do not see at most mid-sized zoos, like polar bears. The train ride to the aquarium was long and cold in February, but it was nice that they offer it and the combo ticket for the zoo/train/aquarium/garden was an excellent deal for an entire day of fun.

Visited February 2013
Helpful?
Thank Misselle44
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Rio Rancho, NM
Level Contributor
66 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“The best zoo in Albuquerque...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2013

Which is exactly my point. For ABQ, this is the greatest zoo...In general, it's a 3. It's definitely worth the visit. The live acts are great. The exhibits are really good, it's just small, and it's Albuquerque. Keep your expectations in check and it will exceed them!

Helpful?
Thank Chris_Tretta
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Been to ABQ BioPark Zoo? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing