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San Diego Zoo

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2929 Zoo Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
+1 619-231-0249
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Founded in 1916, the Zoo has been an icon in San Diego for nearly 100 years—and an absolute must-see in Southern California. Spend the day monkeying around in our tropical oasis as you visit beautiful habitats that are home to gorillas, eagles, tigers, sun bears, Asian leopards, rare reptiles, a palette of colorful birds, and more. Visit the Australian Outback to delight in our colony of 24 koalas, and travel along Panda Trek to experience giant pandas and other animals that share their bamboo forest habitat. Go back in time through Elephant Odyssey to discover what animals used to roam Southern California and see what the elephants are up to. Enjoy a guided tour on a double-decker bus or the scenic view from the Skyfari aerial tram, and dine in the peaceful surroundings of Albert's Restaurant. Discover the wonders of wildlife with animal encounters, interactive experiences, and keeper chats. A leader in animal care and conservation, the San Diego Zoo is at the heart of the San Diego experience.
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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“panda exhibit” (523 reviews)
“sky tram” (476 reviews)
“kangaroo bus” (351 reviews)
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2929 Zoo Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
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+1 619-231-0249
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

There's a tremendous amount to see here, more than 1 day's worth. The Kangaroo Bus makes a circuit, stopping a several stops and near the entrance is a bus that has a narrated tour without stopping. Food and bathrooms are available at several locations. While...More

Thank JohnRCentralVermont
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

The Zoo is an amazing place. They are continually adding new exhibits and improving existing ones. There are meet and greets with the animals, behind the scenes tours and awesome bus tours. Skyfari is my favorite. This is one place you can't get bored. It...More

Thank Jacob E
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

If you like zoos, this is the one to see. Saw everything except the pandas (very long line) and the Koalas :(.

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Reviewed 17 October 2016

It's not about how big, but what it has to offer. That is the story behind the San Diego Zoo. Celebrating it's centennial and with more improvements on-going, this zoo is truly one of our nation's crown jewels. Take the bus tour for 40 minutes...More

Thank jorgecR7249DL
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

The zoo was really fun. We enjoyed riding the double decker bus. The kids enjoyed the hippo exhibit the best. We took some great pictures.

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Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Spent the day at the zoo with husband and two kids (4 and 1). It is a good zoo. Lots of animals, variety of habitats. Food is very pricey (think Disney/Seaworld prices). We took advantage of kids free October. I think we would have been...More

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Reviewed 17 October 2016

What a great zoo. A true sanctuary for the animals. The polar bears, especially one of them, is so animated, I watched them for at least an hour. I didn't see the apes, that was disappointing but other than that, fantastic and I would return...More

Thank Avidtraveller44
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

The zoo is beautiful with its landscaping. I thought I knew about every animal, but this zoo had animals I had never heard of from other countries. I'm not a big zoo fan but this one is definately one to see. Plan to spend all...More

Thank FtWgal
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

The San Diego zoo is clearly a zoo that cares about its animals and their environment. It is a very clean park and the customer service was great. Maybe because the zoo here in Toronto is so similar to the San Diego, we weren't as...More

1  Thank KMTToronto
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Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to the zoo so much, but we did not expect it to be so big. This is definitely not a downside to it but expect lots of walking. We and our young son loved our day visiting all of the animals...More

Thank caryssmith
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Shawnnita M
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Response from Cindi C | Reviewed this property |
The Zoo has a great website that will answer all your questions. I suggest visiting that website.
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vickityson
3 April 2018|
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Response from Christine B | Reviewed this property |
Not sure exactly, have you tried finding out via the internet. :-)
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