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“An intimate zoo!”

Living Desert Zoo & Gardens
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US$19.95*
and up
Palm Springs General Admission to The Living Desert
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US$169.00*
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Palm Springs and Outlet Shopping Day Trip from Los Angeles
Ranked #1 of 57 things to do in Palm Desert
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The botanical gardens of this park offer great opportunities to see desert vegetation.
Palm Springs, California
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“An intimate zoo!”
Reviewed 6 April 2012

So you've been to the San Diego Zoo and you think it isn't necessary to see any other zoo. Well, this one will give you a much more hands on intimate look at a zoo in a natural setting. Quite charming.

Visited October 2011
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Palm Springs, California
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“more than meets the eye”
Reviewed 5 April 2012

we have been members for two years...great place to walk and visit. Still finding new things to see....don't miss the giraffe feeding when your there! :-)

Visited January 2012
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Amherst
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“Giraffes, meerkats and a carousel, Oh My!”
Reviewed 5 April 2012

Something for everyone. Great animal enclosures and many terrific species of mammals, birds and plants. Do use the tram if you need to as there is a lot of walking. Helpful docents everywhere. I had limited time but would love to return for a more in depth look.

Highly recommend

Visited March 2012
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Anza, California, United States
2 reviews
“Local field trips”
Reviewed 5 April 2012

The field trips for elementary students open their eyes to new experiences with animals.

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Oakville, Canada
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Natural Desert”
Reviewed 5 April 2012

Visiting Palm Desert doesn't feel much like the true desert if you stay in the shopping districts and on the golf courses. Do yourself a favour and visit the Living Desert Zoo & Gardens. The cost is very reasonable. I went with my daughter and her friend (both 15) and we all enjoyed it. I was taken by the beautiful desert foliage. They loved the animal encounters, especially with the cool lizards they were able to touch.
Only a short drive past El Paseo, it is worth a visit whether you have 1 hour or 4 to spend there.

Visited March 2012
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