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Phoenix Zoo

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Neighbourhood: Camelback East
As featured in 3 Days in Phoenix and 3 other guides
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Address: 455 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85008-3431
Phone Number:
+1 602-286-3800
07:00 - 14:00
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Visit the Phoenix Zoo and explore a wondrous world of curiosity,...

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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So well done!

We were hesitant after some bad reviews by guests who didn't understand the animals' perspective. The animals were well cared for. The exhibits were carefully designed. The staff... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were hesitant after some bad reviews by guests who didn't understand the animals' perspective. The animals were well cared for. The exhibits were carefully designed. The staff were great and seemed happy to work there. This is a big place and we spent 7 hours there and walked 12,000 steps. We saw countless animals. I would strongly recommend this... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This zoo is in the middle of Phoenix so it's easy to find. They have desert animals along with animals from around the world. There's a sting ray pool, butterfly garden, mountain sheep & a children's area. You can ride the train, go down a huge slide, see 2 zoo-themed short movies, play in a treehouse or just explore &... More 

Thank FloW68
Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Incredibly enjoyable. Great view of animals and great staff. Check out the monkey exhibit. Feed the giraffes and ride the camels.

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Williams, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

So much fun for the family. Animals well taken care of. We did the zoo total experience. Well worth the money. Train ride, 4D experience, and camel rides all included. Go early so you can see the whole zoo and enjoy your package. We missed only a few exhibits because we ran out of time. We got there at 11:30... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We really enjoyed our family visit with our 2 years old twins. The kids really enjoyed the monkeys and apes. The merry go round was also a big hit

Thank Chris H
Stockbridge, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A nice place to spend part of the day. We had a good long walk, and enjoyed seeing many animals. Love the lions and tigers and elephants.

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Orrville, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Looking for something to do , we went to the zoo and were pleasantly surprised at the beauty of the landscaping. I especially liked the desert setting of the "Arizona animals" . It's a great place to visit for a half a day.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Phoenix Zoo, in a true desert setting in Papago Park, is one of the finest zoos I have been too. There are not a lot of hills to climb, the layout is easy to get around in, and the children's zoo has baby animals to feed and tractors to climb on. There are areas to bring and eat a... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to this zoo many times over the last forty years with two kids and a new grand daughter. This is where the past and present comes in, so many animals that are no longer with us and exhibits that are changed into something else. The Phoenix Zoo is still the best Zoo in the area. They have kept... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This area used to be a fish hatchery so instead of only being desert, parts of it are very tropical as you wind your way between ponds. There is an area just for desert animals and areas for tropical birds and animals. You can go in with some little monkeys.There is a "train" you can take around the expansive zoo... More 

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