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Review of Fresno Chaffee Zoo

Fresno Chaffee Zoo
Ranked #1 of 54 things to do in Fresno
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 28 May 2014

I have visited the Fresno Zoo at least once a year over the past decade. With new funding the zoo is improving. I am particularly pleased with the new sea lion cove - very well done. I enjoy the variety of species and especially the reptile and amphibian display. Well worth a visit.

Thank Howard-Clark-Jr
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Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

The upgrades and remodels look great. The seal lion cove has 3 different views and has been landscaped well. The King Cobra and Komodo dragon are a great addition to the reptile exhibit.

Thank Tony H
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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.

Thank marc_2726
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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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