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Roger Williams Park Zoo

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1000 Elmwood Ave, Providence, RI 02907-3659
+1 401-785-3510
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Great Day Out

Visited August 18. Loved this zoo. Easy walking around, map provided very good. Just visited on... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sue G
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Thundersley, United Kingdom
Amazing

First of all the animals looked very kept care of and happy. The zoo was very clean and the food... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jayablake
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Great Barrington, 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 animals including a Komodo dragon, as well as zebras, red pandas, African elephants, Masai giraffes, snow leopards, bears, flamingoes, sloths, and more! Kids from two to 102 have the opportunity to feed giraffes and harbor seals, as well as an array of farmyard animals. For something slightly out of the ordinary, visit our new Explore and Soar area offering an exhilarating zip ride, a train excursion through the woodlands, and camel rides. The Zoo is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), and is home to many endangered species. As a result, the Zoo participates in cooperative conservation and breeding programs to help ensure the future survival of many endangered species.
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1000 Elmwood Ave, Providence, RI 02907-3659
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Reviewed yesterday

Visited August 18. Loved this zoo. Easy walking around, map provided very good. Just visited on route home to airport, a good way to fill 4hrs. Great to see the North American animals, esp the Bison and Bald Eagles. The eagle enclosure was brilliant for...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

First of all the animals looked very kept care of and happy. The zoo was very clean and the food was good and good priced. The armidilos were amazing too touch.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visisted the zoo many times, it's a great place for children to be themselves and enjoy nautre.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Solid medium size zoo, with a wide variety of animals to see and experience. Not an inexpensive day for a medium to large families. Especially if you plan on grabbing a bite to eat here. But, young children to early teens are all smiles, all...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went here to spend a few hours before catching a flight, and boy was I surprised. This was a top notch zoo experience. And, I am used to big zoos, having been a zoo member in DC and Miami. Well, I had a chance...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First, I was reluctant to go to this zoo since a few people posted some bad reviews about it. In the end I went to this zoo and it was awesome, and i'm happy that I came here. This zoo was great and had animals...More

1  Thank Joseph H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I chose to take my family here after reading the glowing reviews and I have to say we were all disappointed. It’s a small zoo with a fairly small and uninspiring selection of animals. Previous reviews have highlighted how great the enclosure sizes are.. I...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I go to RW Zoo frequently with my toddler grandchildren. The animals are interesting, well cared for, and fun to see. The play area is spectacular with swings, a tree house, a small maze, all sorts of fun ways to burn off energy and have...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the zoo for the first time in a year-and-a-half ago with my kids and I have to say that it is one of my local favorites. If you've been to any of the bigger zoos in Washington DC or California then this will...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The only thing worthwhile seeing are the elephants and giraffes. The elephant exhibit is beautiful! They have a great space. The giraffe feedings are a must. The other exhibits were a bit boring. Some exhibits the grass was so tall you couldn't see the animals....More

Thank Lisa Z
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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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