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Roger Williams Park Zoo

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Address: 1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI 02907
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+1 401-785-3510
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Roger Williams Park Zoo, one of the nation's oldest, exhibits 100 rare and...

Roger Williams Park Zoo, one of the nation's oldest, exhibits 100 rare and fascinating species from around the world including African elephant, giraffes, moon bears, snow leopards, flamingos, harbor seals, timber rattlesnakes and more in naturalistic enclosures. The Zoo also features seasonal activities, family-friendly education programs, and special evening events, like the nationally acclaimed Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular, scheduled throughout the year. In addition, the Zoo participates in collaborative conservation and breeding programs to help ensure the future survival of threatened and endangered species both locally and around the world. Visit our website for more information.

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I enjoy the exhibits and how well they are kept. It's difficult to enjoy on hot days due to lack of shaded area and places to rest. The snack bar and shop are ridiculously... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I enjoy the exhibits and how well they are kept. It's difficult to enjoy on hot days due to lack of shaded area and places to rest. The snack bar and shop are ridiculously expensive but the selection of animals is great.

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Thank RHessmann
Somerset, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

this park has the best show of carved pumpkins around Halloween! There are thousands! Try to get tickets beforehand because the place is mobbed. It's also an awesome zoo to bring children to during the spring and summer months! Lots of animals to see!It is clean and has water sprays to stand under on those hot summer days!

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Thank budpan1
Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This famous Zoo should be a MUST when visiting Rhode Island. The memories I and my children have of this most incredible reserve shall remain forever. The Zoo is extremely well kept with the utmost care of it's animals...all of which are housed in their natural habitat. This zoo also holds one of our Countries oldest Merry-go-Rounds. It can be... More 

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Thank Roslyn A
Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The park and the zoo are great places to spend time. Zoobalee is the best time to experience local foods and see various animals. Always enjoy visiting and spending time on park grounds. Fun for the whole family.

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Thank Anita M
Amelia Island, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was amazed at this zoo and the expanse of size. What a perfect place to take kids or just go as a couple. Many species to see and a nice walk throughout the zoo. Clean and neat, easy to get around. They do lack some food choices, so plan accordingly. This is a MUST go for families...

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Thank Christopher W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Really great zoo for a city so small! Well kept, reasonably priced, friendly, exciting and interactive. Paddle boating, petting zoo, horseback-riding, the carousel, the large park and great animal exhibits only make it better. It is nice for big and little kids alike as there are many attractions. A must-do trip with your family!

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Thank Minya S
Providence, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Roger Williams Park Zoo is constantly improving for the animals they are in stewardship of. From spending the day to the Jack-O-Lantern Spooktackular, it's a great time for the family

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1 Thank cynthiafontaine
Providence, RI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Great little zoo in the middle of Providence, enough for big and small kids alike. Year round things to do.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Thank you Big Back Yard! Thank you Zoo animals! Thank you local attractions! You have made our 2 yr old very happy! Can't wait for summertime!

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Providence, Rhode Island
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

I have really mixed feelings about zoos to begin with. This one is small, nestled inside a large park. There are some wonderful large animals like drafts and elephants, but I don't feel that the environment is best suited for them. So far, the best thing I've ever seen at the zoo was the pumpkin Spooktacular in October. That event... More 

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