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Phoenix Zoo

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Neighbourhood: Camelback East
As featured in 3 Days in Phoenix and 3 other guides
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Address: 455 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85008-3431
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+1 602-286-3800
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07:00 - 14:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 14:00
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Visit the Phoenix Zoo and explore a wondrous world of curiosity,...

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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Kids had a blast walking around seeing all the different animals. Lots off hands on opportunities with some animals. There is a lot of areas to rest and eat with your family.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Phoenix, Arizona
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18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Put on some good walking shoes to enjoy the sprawling grounds of this zoo. It is being revamped a bit so patience is ideal. This zoo takes pride in the fact that the enclosures are appropriate for the animals, providing ample room for play and prowling. Of course, this requires a little more energy on the guests' part, but this... More 

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Phoenix, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Kids had a blast walking around seeing all the different animals. Lots off hands on opportunities with some animals. There is a lot of areas to rest and eat with your family.

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Thank christinacR670ST
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We got a zoo membership when our daughter was born and it's been a great activity for us. It's nice to get out and have something fun to do where she can run around and have fun.

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Thank Jared N
Gilbert, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great zoo with lots of attractions and layout is nice. Be warned you will be walking outside. There is some but not a lot of shade. So if going on a sunny day, bring a hat and water to keep you hydrated. Safe if you bring your own food for people with food allergies.

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Warren, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I loved the Phoenix Zoo! We even happened upon a Tour and got to listen to the very interesting information regarding the Zoo's Elephants, who are all Rescues! Unfortunately, some of the exhibits were closed because they were building new ones. Or, in the case of the Rhino, it had just died.

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Thank Willowkara
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We have a memebership. which is so worth it if you like the zoo. We go every 3 weeks to see what new.

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Gilbert, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited the 25th anniversary of Zoo Lights with my wife's mother and aunt. Wheel chairs were available. The light shows were wonderful and the weather was perfect.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First-time visit to the Phoenix Zoo....why'd we wait so long?! :) Visited mid-day on a Friday and parking was free & plentiful. The zoo has the absolute best-looking carousel with endangered animals. The center of the zoo is a giant lake where there are islands (animal habitats)....it was really an awesome feature....much nicer to see the animals not in cages.... More 

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Toronto
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92 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice zoo where none of the animals are in small cages, but some settings like the Lynx are on the small side. Have some areas with double doors to go in and see them close-up - like birds, monkeys etc. Only disappointment was that Zebras were gone while new place being built, and Rhino died in Nov 2016.

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Thank Jaysways
Austin, Texas
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I thought the zoo lights were very festive, fun that it extends into mid January, fun walk around the zoo.

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