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Fresno Chaffee Zoo

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Address: 894 W Belmont Ave, Fresno, CA 93728-2807
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+1 559-498-5910
09:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:00

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A Fresno gem

Our kids love this place. We never get tired of it. It's a financial win over many other family adventures available in the Central Valley. Consistent new attractions over the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Rick P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Our kids love this place. We never get tired of it. It's a financial win over many other family adventures available in the Central Valley. Consistent new attractions over the last 10 years has made the Chaffee zoo our number 1 place to go on a whim and it's only getting better. Concessions are reasonably priced and much cheaper than... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited as something to fill time when we could not make a trip to Yosemite. It was a very pleasant surprise. The zoo is well maintained and easy to get around. Very stroller friendly and the animals are in exhibits that are easily viewed. We took our time and saw everything in about 3 hours, which was a pleasant... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful family environment. Know several people who volunteer there and they love the interaction with the public. And it shows since there is always someone there to answer a question or tell a story. Great outing for young kids. When in Fresno, this is a must!!!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took the grandkids to it again and this time we were treated to the expanded "African Adventure" section. Nice to see the animals in a non-caged environment. The visitor amenities were very nice also.

Thank clovis-man
Clovis, California
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The new African area is amazing. So beautiful and well done. It is worth a visit for sure. I love this zoo because it is so easy to get around. They animals are up close and personal. For a small town this zoo is right at the top of zoos to visit.

Thank blsaxton
Fresno, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful place to get some fresh air and enjoy the day with the animals! The restaurant is a must! Great food, and a view that makes you forget your in Fresno. We are zoo members a visit often. Our son enjoys it so much!

Thank javierlZ9410ZN
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After growing up with the San Diego zoo, This is much different. I have to say though, That the new African safari part of the zoo was amazing and very clean. Impressive display of the animals and separation of the exhibits. This is worth the visit just for this alone.

Thank Perry H
Thousand Oaks, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited the night time Christmas light show event. When we pulled in it was very crowded, but we parked the car stood in a long line, but it moves fast. It was a cute place to visit with the grandkids for an evening out to see the Christmas lights. We didn't see many animals, but it didn't matter. Also,... More 

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Clovis, California
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259 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

This zoo, by far, and drastically improved over the past years. This is a fun, clean and well maintained zoo.

Thank Barges867
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

I took my kids visited many zoos in big cities and this one might be the smallest. However it gave me and my daughter a good surprise. Animals here are very active and there are many places in the zoo you can observe animals in very close distance. Feeding giraffes definitely a big fun. Seeing the lion jumping on a... More 

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