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Roger Williams Park Zoo

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Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
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We took our grand daughters (ages 2 & 4) to the zoo the day before Thanksgiving. It was pretty cool... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Nice zoo plenty of animals of all kinds nice gift shops and food plus has a nice park to walk... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Alice N
Norton, 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
+1 401-785-3510
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took our grand daughters (ages 2 & 4) to the zoo the day before Thanksgiving. It was pretty cool walking around but the zoo was great. We had it almost totally to our selves. They have many excellent exhibits including elephants, zebras, cheetahs, giraffes,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice zoo plenty of animals of all kinds nice gift shops and food plus has a nice park to walk through

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Alice N
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Bhingari
Reviewed 4 weeks 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.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Matthew D
Reviewed 4 November 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 3 November 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 1 November 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jordan B
RWPZoo, Public Relations Manager at Roger Williams Park Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks 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 28 October 2018 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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank melissar65
Reviewed 25 October 2018 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!!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AnthonyJ122
Reviewed 22 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Cynthiawis
RWPZoo, Public Relations Manager at Roger Williams Park Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2018

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

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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.
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
21 April 2018|
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Response from hdthequeen | Reviewed this property |
I think three hours is plenty.