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Utah's Hogle Zoo

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Address: 2600 E Sunnyside Ave, Salt Lake City, UT 84108-1454
Phone Number:
+1 801-584-1700
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Family-friendly entertainment at affordable prices: this zoo features more...

Family-friendly entertainment at affordable prices: this zoo features more than 1,100 animals fom all over the world.

Don't miss the brand new African Savanna featuring giraffes, zebra and African lions. Elephant Encounter brings you close with the world's largest land mammals and white rhinos. Rocky Shores boasts over 300,000 gallons of temperature-controlled pools for seals, sea lions and a polar bear. Plus big cats, great apes and more!

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I'll be the first to say I don't like seeing animals caged up when they aren't supposed to be. But I've seen how they treat these animals since I was about 4, and I can say they... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Whitney T
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33 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I'll be the first to say I don't like seeing animals caged up when they aren't supposed to be. But I've seen how they treat these animals since I was about 4, and I can say they improve it constantly to help the animals. Great for kids.

Thank Whitney T
Clearfield, Utah
1 review
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I'm sorry you missed seeing the polar bear, but as a local, I can assure you that the zoo isn't hiding anything. When Rizzo, the bear, started end-of-life care, it was all over the local news and again after she died, it was all over the news. We will miss our beloved polar bear. I will say also that I... More 

Thank jbelt0407
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30 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you like an educational experience for people of all ages that involves a highly varied group of animals, this zoo is your spot. Very enjoyable and reasonable priced.

Thank ontheroadagainNevada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a little cold, so we spent a lot of time in the Great Apes house, just watching the Orangs and gorillas enjoying the indoors with us. A good-sized zoo -- even if there were a lot of school children spending the day in the park with us!

1 Thank Linda M
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125 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came to Hogle Zoo with my daughter and boyfriend. My boyfriend had not been here in over 30 years. He was very pleasantly surprised and how much it had improved and grown. I am visiting from the UK and thought what a lovely little zoo. I was over the moon to see an orangutan and her baby and 3... More 

1 Thank Grimsby247
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I don't like writing bad reviews but for this zoo I can't help it. We had an extra day before flying home so we stopped here. It's about $17 to get in and it's a decent size zoo. Not huge but they have a decent amount of animals (giraffes, lions, elephants, rhinos etc). The bird show was great and the... More 

1 Thank BetsyC10384
St George, United States
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice zoo, animals seem to be taken care of very well and my kids loved the monkey area. A lot to do expect to spend at least 3-4 hours here.

1 Thank Catherine B
Caldwell, Idaho
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went one evening to the Zoo lights! Other than very cold- it was sooo amazing! We did get to see a snow leopard outside while we were there! We will certainly plan a trip there again!

1 Thank Barbara B
Halfway, United States
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a good 3 hours going through the zoo. It was a cooler day and the animals were slow moving, but so were we. :) I loved that it wasn't your typical zoo...you really had a lot to see the whole way through, there was a kids section so they could stop and slide and burn some energy. We... More 

1 Thank Cindi D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a small zoo, but it has a great variety of animals. We especially enjoyed seeing an owl up close that was out with a zoo staff member. The staff person answered many questions about the owl and was friendly and patient with the children. After viewing many animals, we stopped at the play area to let the boys... More 

1 Thank Michelle T

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