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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
Phone Number: +1 602-286-3800
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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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We spent a few hours at this zoo and enjoyed the exhibits, ate lunch, and had a good walk. They had some unique lego exhibits along the way. I think the giraffes were my favorite... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a great family night-time activity! Lots of parking attendants directing traffic, there was a line to get tickets around 7:15 pm (no line at 8:30 when we left) and lots of families with kids and strollers. The lights are spectacular - animals of all kinds, trees wrapped to their tips, and Tarns-Siberian Orchestra music and lights choreographed at their... More 

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Miami, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spent a few hours at this zoo and enjoyed the exhibits, ate lunch, and had a good walk. They had some unique lego exhibits along the way. I think the giraffes were my favorite of the animals.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the Zoolights during a short vacation to Phoenix. Our first feaction was WOW,we were really impressed. There is almost every animal you can think of. The trees were really well decorated as well. It was amazing to look at the Lego displays and see how many hours it took to do each one. Periodically there was a music-in... More 

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Batavia, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice zoo in a natural setting. Better than the city zoos we have visited. Be prepared for some hills, good workout. We went on a nice cool day which I strongly suggest. Clean and well kept.

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Goodyear, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It was so amazing for my little 5-6 yr olds and even my tweens enjoyed the dancing upstairs!! Weather was beautiful and loved the glow sticks!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I saw the Christmas lights with family on Thanksgiving. The lights are fabulous. Fun atmosphere for all ages. The Lego structures are amazing. Didn't see too many animals as they were off sleeping. I would recommend especially if you go on discounted tickets.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We came to see and spend some family time at the zoo lights was totally worth the visit had a great time can't wait till next year..

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Very child friendly. Great Kettle Corn! Very informative staff. It was a good time for 3 generations. The only issues I would have is that many of the animal enclosures are small for the animals. However, a staff member explained that the 3 Asian elephants were all rescued from circuses have a form of PTSD and have to be isolated... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Wow Factor.....Great Clean Well Organized.....Many different exotic Animals.Even though it was hot I enjoyed along with my son and his girlfriend all the different types of animals and somes scenes along with refreshments and the animal merry go round.The scenery and closeness of the animals were simply amazing....Would definatly go back again. Ray

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've always liked the Phoenix Zoo because it is so very walkable. As someone that loves to walk, I appreciate the way the zoo is laid out. Wide pathways and a nice desert setting. It is a "regular" zoo, besides the beauty of the desert setting (which in itself is a great reason for out of towners to visit), and... More 

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