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Roger Williams Park Zoo

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A thanksgiving outing

On thanksgiving day the zoo is open for free. They take donations of tinned foods though that go to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Bhingari
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Providence, Rhode Island
Halloween Pumpkinfest

Went there with my wife and some friends, as we go yearly now. The price is reasonable, and the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Matthew D
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Spencer, Massachusetts
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Located amid 40 acres of beautiful woodlands, the Roger Williams Park Zoo provides visitors the opportunity to see animals from all over the globe – some more than a million years old. Naturalistic surroundings are home to more than 100 species of...more
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1000 Elmwood Ave, Providence, RI 02907-3659
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Reviewed 4 days ago

On thanksgiving day the zoo is open for free. They take donations of tinned foods though that go to charity. We werent expecting much. Were going to spend an hour or so. Realized there was much to do and see inside. Plenty of animals from...More

Thank Bhingari
Reviewed 4 days ago

Went there with my wife and some friends, as we go yearly now. The price is reasonable, and the pumpkin carving is fantastic, with diiferent themed areas every year. Definitely recommend to couples or families looking for a traditional fall event to have.

Thank Matthew D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a nice zoo in a beautiful park like area. Fees to get in are reasonable so this is a good value. While not the largest or the best zoo we have visited, this has a large variety of animals. You should plan two...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the animals, the Halloween decorations were spectacular, and the whole day was perfect. Can rent scooter for $25 a day or a push wheelchair or stroller is available as well. Staff friendly and knowledgeable.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a very upsetting experience at Roger Williams Park Zoo’s Jack O’Lantern Spectacular on Halloween night. I attended with two friends, one of whom has a LICENSED support dog (with all paperwork, tags, documentation) that she requires to cope with a combination of diagnosed medical...More

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RWPZoo, Public Relations Manager at Roger Williams Park Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Jordan, Thank you for your email regarding your experience at Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular at Roger Williams Park Zoo. I wanted to do some research on what happened the evening you visited with us, so my apologies for waiting so long to answer your letter. To...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome display of pumpkin carvings. Went back the next day to visit the zoo as well. It was very nice. Appeared some exhibits were not open. My only complaint was the hot chocolate I bought was horrible.

Thank Melissa R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A really good night with some fantastic and fascinating carved pumpkins, we went on superhero night and had a great would definitely recommend.. but say allow for parking!!

Thank AnthonyJ122
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are hundreds of what I imagine are beautifully carved pumpkins - IF you can get to them! Do not go on a Saturday. We drove from MA for it. Had tickets for 8pm and didn't get in until 9:15! At this time they let...More

Thank Cynthiawis
RWPZoo, Public Relations Manager at Roger Williams Park Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Cynthia, we are sorry you and your family were unable to enjoy our Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular. Unfortunately, Saturday evenings are our busiest night of the week and the night you visited was actually our biggest attended night on record. In return, we would love to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Jack O Lantern Festival is a wonderful experience. There are over 5,000+ pumpkins on display. There are lights in the trees. The areas are divided into different areas. There is a display of all the famous people who died during the year. There is...More

Thank SecretaryHOA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been trying for years to attend this nationally famous pumpkin display at zoo in evenings during October (we drove in from CT). Arrived at 6:15pm on Saturday (it opens at 6) to find nearly a 1 mile backup of cars waiting to get into entrance...More

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RWPZoo, Public Relations Manager at Roger Williams Park Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your email. We apologize for the inconvenience. Saturday night’s show set a record with over 11,000 people attending the event. Saturday is our busiest evening. To avoid long lines we recommend attending the show Monday through Thursday. If you must come on...More

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Oma140
27 July 2018|
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Response from Davedog14 | Reviewed this property |
Eight is a great age...there will be numerous attractions that would appeal to him.
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Oma140
27 July 2018|
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Response from RWPZoo | Property representative |
The Zoo is geared towards all ages. See more than 100 species of animals including African elephants, Masai giraffe, cheetahs, a komodo dragon and more. We'd highly recommend stopping by our Big Backyard exhibit area which... More
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vasu87
21 April 2018|
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Response from hdthequeen | Reviewed this property |
I think three hours is plenty.
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