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Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens

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Address: 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027-1451
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+1 323-644-4200
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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The Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens opened on November 28, 1966. The...

The Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens opened on November 28, 1966. The Zoo is home to more than 1,100 mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles representing more than 250 different species of which 29 are endangered. In addition, the Zoo’s botanical collection comprises several planted gardens and over 800 different plant species with over 7,400 individual plants.

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We visited the zoo 4/29/17 for the first time. Price was reasonable, exhibits were good. I recommend getting tickets on your smart phone to avoid about a 10-15 min wait... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mark S
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San Clemente, California, United States
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A wonderful and affordable place to visit alone or with family and or friends. If you go early when they open you get to see and experience many activities and many different talks about animals. You can bring your own food and beverages The Zoo has different places on the shade where you can rest and enjoy your food and... More 

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Goderich, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The zoo is large, and the animals seem to be okay, for the most part. My biggest downfall with the zoo was the confusing layout. After consistently consulting my map for a couple of hours and having to backtrack constantly, I gave up and just wandered, hoping to see everything. Also (and at no fault of the zoo itself) it... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great little zoo. You are able to see the animals without needing a binocular! We ate at the zoo grill very affordable and fresh.

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Thank conanton
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was so looking forward to visiting the LA Zoo but was sadly disappointed, the animals looked depressed and the zoo was in disrepair although they making improvements it was depressing .

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Thank Berdy64
San Clemente, California, United States
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the zoo 4/29/17 for the first time. Price was reasonable, exhibits were good. I recommend getting tickets on your smart phone to avoid about a 10-15 min wait - although the line was moving pretty quickly. Giraffe feeding was cool - although there was a long line. If you are going for the carousel - always good to... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took our 2 year old daughter here on a Sunday and this place was pretty busy. I didn't think that many people would be at the zoo. Parking was free which is a plus. There were quite a lot of animals to see. We paid to feed the giraffe but my daughter got scared and dropped the food before... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There are a wide variety of animals to see and it's convenient that outside food and drinks are allowed and there are plenty of tables and benches to eat at throughout the park. A downside is that some animals are not visible or present and some exhibitions are empty. The food is okay but like usual a little pricey so... More 

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Beaverton, Oregon
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great way to spend the day with family. Plenty of parking, and things to see. The staff here is awesome !! The animals all seemed very happy and healthy This place is huge, so be sure to come with a couple hours to spare if you want to see all of their animal exhibits looking forward to visiting again soon

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Thank firstcpm
Los Angeles
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A few minutes drive from Los Angeles off of Fwy 210, Los Angeles County and Arboretum and Botinical Garden greets you with their exhilarating colorful-feathered peacocks that spread its long tail with many imprinted eyes on it staring at you. Peacocks are found around the Peacock Cafe near the entrance and its immediate surrounding vicinity. Peacocks are not just the... More 

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Lake Forest, California
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a large zoo with a wide variety of animals. Be prepared to walk a lot! There is a shuttle that you use for $4; you get a wrist band and you can use it for the entire day. You won't see a lot of animals on the shuttle ride; it's really just to move you from one place... More 

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