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Phoenix Zoo

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455 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85008-3431
+1 602-286-3800
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Just ok

I have now visited this zoo twice. Once for their Zoo Lights experience in which i was disheartened... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Chris S
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Nice relaxing visit

I love going to zoos so I decided to visit while my husband was at a conference in town. It was a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
northern81
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Visit the Phoenix Zoo and explore a wondrous world of curiosity, imagination and discovery. For more than half a century, the Zoo and its animals have amazed guests from across Phoenix and around the globe. Whether you are on the lookout for awe-inspiring Asian elephants, on safari to spot the great Sumatran tiger or seeking towering giraffes roaming the savanna - a day at the Zoo offers adventures like no other place in the Valley. With cafes, shops, lush gardens and exciting experiences like Stingray Bay, Giraffe Encounter, Monkey Village, Safari Train, 4-D Theater and many more, your visit to the Zoo will be memorable for the entire family. The Phoenix Zoo is one of the nation's largest non-profit zoos, committed to conservation and providing experiences that inspire people and motivate them to care for the natural world.
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455 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85008-3431
Camelback East
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I have now visited this zoo twice. Once for their Zoo Lights experience in which i was disheartened because i thought i would see animals but none were shown. I paid to see lights at the zoo? No animals? Weird. Finally made it during the...More

Thank Chris S
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I love going to zoos so I decided to visit while my husband was at a conference in town. It was a nice party cloudy day a kind of day to just take my camera and meander around the zoo.It is spread out and the...More

Thank northern81
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed this day, 4 hrs walking around the zoo. Interesting things to see. Plenty of cold water fountains to drink from. highly recommend it. Food was also good and Starbucks too.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Huge zoo, still adding some features, so we couldn’t go everywhere. Clean park, clean restrooms and food opportunities.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was surprised that in a climate with heat and direct sun that there was not better shade options. Few indoor animal viewings. Long walks between habitats. Few staff around, wish there were more education opportunities for young children who do not read yet.

Thank km88856
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We go to the Phoenix zoo twice a year. My kids love checking out all the animals. They would live there if they could. My youngest daughter wants to become a veterinarian so she can work at the zoo. Wonderful experiences every time.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Arizona Trail is excellent for highlighting animals that you see traveling through the desert. My family learned a lot and had a good time riding the camels too. Docents were impressive. Try to go in the morning just after opening so animals are active....More

Thank Ruth B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The phoenix zoo is one of the few non tax supported zoos in the country!! They are funded primarily by Membership, Corporate Sponsorship, endowments and gifts. They provide access to some of the worlds most endangered species. The volunteers give countless hours to the zoo...More

Thank Gailann W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love zoos. It was a nice day to walk around the zoo...great temps. Many exhibits are being renovated so we missed several things that were mentioned in other reviews. Volunteers are available at many exhibits to educate you about the needs & background of...More

Thank Mary P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I thought this would be 2-3 hours and then what do we do for the rest of the day, BOY was I wrong! We got there about 1/2 hour after they opened and did not leave til around 4 PM, so that was 9:30-4:00 and...More

Thank catsmarty
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English | En español. Wheelchairs and Strollers. Available for rent on a first-come, first-served basis. Membership discounts may apply. The rental area is located immediately to your right after entering the Phoenix Zoo... More
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johnfjohnston
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Response from Sydele G | Reviewed this property |
I looked up the pretty restaurant right IN the Phoenix Zoo. It's Gertrude's.
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