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Santa Ana Zoo at Prentice Park

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1801 E Chestnut Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92701-5001
+1 714-835-7484
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Perfect little zoo in the heart of Orange County

Small kids? Romantic couple? Older folk wanting a stroll and a coffee amongst the monkeys? This is... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Auckland Central, New Zealand
Cute, small zoo in the middle of the city!

My husband invited me to this zoo. He had been before and I haven't, it was quite a nice surprise... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Alejandra R
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1801 E Chestnut Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92701-5001
+1 714-835-7484
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Small kids? Romantic couple? Older folk wanting a stroll and a coffee amongst the monkeys? This is the place for you! Especially if you like monkeys. This place has one of the largest collections of different species of monkey in the State, maybe even the...More

Thank 367john
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband invited me to this zoo. He had been before and I haven't, it was quite a nice surprise! We got there early Saturday morning and the zoo wasn't so crowded and very clean. They have lots of helpful information about the animals, and...More

Thank Alejandra R
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Cost of admission was $12 for adults and $9 for our 3 year old granddaughter. Parking was free. We had 6 in our party. This zoo is run down and needs a major facelift. It looks very sad and tired. ave your money and go...More

Thank slwsweet
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Went to the Santa Ana Zoo three times in the same week with my family because it is such a wonderful incredible place in a setting that is magnificent, lush and tropical. The cost of a family annual pass is incomparable in value and another...More

1  Thank Mountainview2guest
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Park got bigger during the years . I've been here like 6 times. Getting better and better every year. Love the elephant you can hop on and ride for a small fee. Alot of monkeys of varieties.

Thank luistello2017
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Good for little kids, very small intimate zoo. We went for the halloween party with a group and it was a lot of fun

Thank dcdavies24
Reviewed 13 August 2017 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
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12 June 2017|
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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.