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“Chaffee Zoo”
Review of Fresno Chaffee Zoo

Fresno Chaffee Zoo
Ranked #1 of 57 things to do in Fresno
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Always good to spend a day at the zoo. Chaffee Zoo is clean, well organized with very good animal exhibits that are interesting and humane. The new(ish) sea lion exhibit is really pleasant. It's a good 1-2 hour stop for families travelers along the 99. Spend a little time in the park have lunch and visit the zoo.

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Reviewed 25 May 2014

This zoo is a great, cheap family outing. I took my 16 month old on a Thursday morning and it was relatively quiet with the exception of school children on a fieldtrip. There are few new exhibits that are beautiful and done quite well. With that said, there are a couple of exhibits that are downright depressing such as the ONE alligator in a shallow cement pond and the two elephants that look bored and depressed in their small cement enclosure. I wish the zoo would spend some of the money they get from taxes and fix up what is there. I do understand however that there is a new African exhibit coming in 2015, so hopefully the elephants will find a new home there.

Pros: clean, easy to get around in a couple of hours, friendly staff, you can bring your own drinks and food, great sea lion exhibit

Cons: I wish some exhibits were up to date

We will be back.

Thank rbkranch
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Reviewed 23 May 2014

The zoo continues to be improved & enlarged, adding to the enjoyment. It's a great place to take the kids or grand kids that is clean and educational. Don't miss it!

Thank Getaways2
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Reviewed 22 May 2014

This was a great family outing and a well presented zoo. We enjoyed the day and got to see a lot of animals. A great day trip for the kids

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Reviewed 22 May 2014

We loved this zoo when we lived in Fresno, and each time we go back it is on our Must Do List!
The improvements they have made in the last several years have made the Chaffee Zoo one of the best in the state and perhaps the country!
And if you have little kids be sure to stop by the Storyland Park next door!

Thank jim r
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