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Phoenix Zoo

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455 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85008-3431
+1 602-286-3800
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Enjoyable zoo experience

We arrived a few minutes before zoo opened on a Saturday morning. The zoo was busy but since the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
dloupe
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Small, yet has everything one would want.

Went on a Monday. Overall, average. Wished there were more animals out. Many exhibits closed and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Rob M
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Wellington, Colorado
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Visit the Phoenix Zoo and explore a wondrous world of curiosity, imagination and discovery. For more than half a century, the Zoo and its animals have amazed guests from across Phoenix and around the globe. Whether you are on the lookout for awe-inspiring Asian elephants, on safari to spot the great Sumatran tiger or seeking towering giraffes roaming the savanna - a day at the Zoo offers adventures like no other place in the Valley. With cafes, shops, lush gardens and exciting experiences like Stingray Bay, Giraffe Encounter, Monkey Village, Safari Train, 4-D Theater and many more, your visit to the Zoo will be memorable for the entire family. The Phoenix Zoo is one of the nation's largest non-profit zoos, committed to conservation and providing experiences that inspire people and motivate them to care for the natural world.
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455 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85008-3431
Camelback East
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+1 602-286-3800
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We arrived a few minutes before zoo opened on a Saturday morning. The zoo was busy but since the zoo is spread out it did not appear too crowded. The zoo was really clean and kept up.. the zoo had a lot of animals to...More

Thank dloupe
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went on a Monday. Overall, average. Wished there were more animals out. Many exhibits closed and those that were opened had 1 animal. If you're a senior or military you get $5 off of the $25 price. Worth seeing once. I would suggest bringing an...More

Thank Rob M
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The African savannah exhibit was fabulous, and the dinosaur exhibit totally entertained the kids (ages 4-12). Very walkable and fun outing.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This zoo is so much more than a place to stare at exotic animals. My children love their educational programs and camps. I love their volunteering opportunities and their interesting variety of family and adult-sized events. We have many fond memories at this zoo, and...More

Thank Kerry R
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Although the Phoenix Zoo was teaming with school field trips, it did not seem crowded the day we went. Take the train around the zoo at the beginning to get a feel for the layout and then return to see the animals that are of...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We decided to visit this place immediately after we landed safely in PHX. It was worth the investment and we enjoues the wide variety of animals and even took a camel ride

Thank Russ A
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Came here with my 6 year old and my mom on a Monday afternoon. What a perfect time to go to the zoo. It was so quiet and not even a lot of school trips there either. The zoo is expensive. For the three of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great zoo. Enjoyed safari train ride for overview. Dinosaur exhibit very good. Difficulty following map when on our own.

Thank Patricia H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were not prepared to spend 6 hours at the zoo! There was so much to see. They had great animals and lots of fun things along the way. Splash pad, playgrounds, etc. We did bring swimsuits for the kids which was perfect, it was...More

Thank taraoneil
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were glad we visited, but it’s not a great zoo. They did have an excellent giraffe exhibit where there were some youngsters galloping all over their enclosure, kicking up their heals and having a great time. There was also an ostrich in the same...More

Thank Joe I
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welshm263
8 April 2018|
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Response from johnfjohnston |
English | En español. Wheelchairs and Strollers. Available for rent on a first-come, first-served basis. Membership discounts may apply. The rental area is located immediately to your right after entering the Phoenix Zoo... More
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johnfjohnston
1 March 2018|
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Who is it?
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JodyBiddle
12 January 2018|
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Response from Sydele G | Reviewed this property |
I looked up the pretty restaurant right IN the Phoenix Zoo. It's Gertrude's.
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