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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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Wow - What an Experience

We went to the zoo with very low expectations. We were received with open arms by the staff and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
karenauclair
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Swansea, Massachusetts
Love this Zoo!

This place is great. Giraffes, elephants, bears... oh my! Plenty of parking. Easy to get to. Lots... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
TaniaLyn
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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, anteaters, flamingoes, sloths, alligators, 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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  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1000 Elmwood Ave, Providence, RI 02907-3659
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1000 Elmwood Ave, Providence, RI 02907-3659
+1 401-785-3510
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the zoo with very low expectations. We were received with open arms by the staff and the animals were absolutely awesome!

Thank karenauclair
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is great. Giraffes, elephants, bears... oh my! Plenty of parking. Easy to get to. Lots of animals to experience, including camels and a red panda! Food is decent but a bit pricey so I recommend you brown bag it. Dunkin donuts on the...More

Thank TaniaLyn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went there in Winter after a winter storm. It was freezing but beautiful. The park was covered with snow. It was all white! The Japanese garden was pretty. You can enjoy a zoo located in the park too.

Thank Nittha D
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Nice park with lots of things to see.. great for the kids and also the adults. It’s a very well maintained facility. I’m 32 and I’ve gone there my whole life. Brings back a lot of childhood memories .

Thank Jessica J
Reviewed 16 November 2017

Been to this zoo twice now in the past four years. Great place for the family. Good viewing spots to see all the animals. Easy walking. Signs pointing to all areas and types of animals in each location.

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 16 November 2017

Living in CT, we are used to the Beardsley Zoo or the Bronx Zoo. This zoo fits right in between the two, a little bigger than Beardsley but not as big as the Bronx Zoo if you have little children.

Thank Linda Q
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

We had such a great day! The zoo is very well laid out and we got to get up close views of all the animals. It was late in the season so a couple exhibits were closed but that was expected. Parking was tight but...More

Thank amanda m
Reviewed 10 November 2017

This zoo is very good for several reasons, including how close you can get to the animals. If you ever get a chance to go to the pumpkin display, do it! It is absolutely spectacular. Because it's at night, it seems very intimate even though...More

Thank hdthequeen
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

We visited the zoo about a month ago. This is a great zoo to spend an afternoon just strolling through the exhibits. The natural exhibits which allow you to be up close (elephants and giraffes especially) let you to be entertained by animal antics. Because...More

Thank Dave F
Reviewed 10 November 2017

This zoo is perfect for toddlers, the zoo is well kept, the animals are close for better viewing, its well organized and the walking trails gives you room when using strollers. The price is great right on my budget. There are plenty staff to answer...More

Thank josier986
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Kim W
16 May 2017|
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Response from RWPZoo | Property representative |
The Zoo covers 40 acres, and the path through the Zoo is a little more than one-mile long. The average length of stay is three hours. Wheelchairs are available at the rental kiosk located at the main entrance. Manual... More
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Corey S
24 January 2017|
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Response from RWPZoo | Property representative |
Daily General Admission: Adults - $14.95 | Kids (2-12) -$9.95 | Seniors ( 65+) - $12.95 | Toddlers (age 1 & under) & Zoo members - FREE
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MrsMcNaughto
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