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Santa Ana Zoo at Prentice Park

#4 of 34 things to do in Santa Ana Features Animals
1801 E Chestnut Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92701-5001
+1 714-835-7484
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Small but cute

It's very small. Not a lot to see. We drove down from the Inland Empire. If you live in Orange... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Julie H
Ontario, California
via mobile
Fun day at the Zoo

Fun day at this small scale zoo which pales in comparison to the San Diego Zoo. If you want a... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
Saint Helena Island, South Carolina
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1801 E Chestnut Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92701-5001
+1 714-835-7484
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's very small. Not a lot to see. We drove down from the Inland Empire. If you live in Orange County, it's worth going. But not really worth the drive from anywhere else, to specifically go here. It was cute. It's geared more towards kids....More

Thank Julie H
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Fun day at this small scale zoo which pales in comparison to the San Diego Zoo. If you want a relaxing, easy day for the family, this is the place. The hit was the gibbons who were the star of the show- very entertaining! Also...More

Thank lynenrique
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

It's a very small zoo but very intertaining specially for small children. We were there for a birthday party so there was a little extra activities. Kids enjoy feeding the goats and love to see all the farm animals. Overall it's a very good place...More

Thank glendaa725
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

It was a good place to spend a couple hours, and very reasonable admission fee to get in, but The zoo could definitely use some sprucing up. It felt a little dirty and a lot of the animals were missing from their cages. The zoo...More

Thank beachygirlga
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

This isn't the best zoo by far but convinence is a huge plus and it fun for younger kids. Lots of moneys and birds. It's clean and they have a nice barn yard area that the kids will enjoy, feeding sheeps etc...

Thank OrangeCountyJay
Reviewed 29 May 2017

The Santa Ana Zoo is small, and it took me 2 hours to walk leisurely through, and get a bite to eat at the concession stand. There are lots of monkeys, because this is the legacy of the initial owner, to always have 50 monkeys...More

Thank Cind53
Reviewed 26 May 2017

We used to go here every weekend because it is such a beautiful place to wander around. Little ones can ride the train, an animal-themed merry-go-round and an elephant! And this is all in the city. It was a little hard to find this place...More

Thank TravelMom108
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

We love a good zoo but this one sadly is quite faded. No clear signs to show you how to navigate, enclosures that are half empty, and when full have very little diversity. It needs a makeover and more animals of greater variety. Badly.

Thank Jim M
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Everything about this zoo is great! Well kept, animals look happy and it's a great price to get in. Worth to buy the yearly pass.

Thank Juanita G
Reviewed 14 May 2017

The Santa Ana Zoo is a small zoo but has a lot of Monkeys. While it is small, we had season passes for a couple of years because the little ones love the train and carousel and also the little play park they have inside....More

Thank fortino
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Response from Jim M | Reviewed this property |
Weekends adults are $12 and kids $9 Weekdays taken$2 off. Lots of special cheaper days - check their website often.