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“Nice little zoo in the middle of Manhattan”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Central Park Zoo

Central Park Zoo
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US$99.00*
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Pedicab Guided Tour of Central Park
Ranked #100 of 1,079 things to do in New York City
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Owner description: Oasis of wildlife in downtown Manhattan where visitors can encounter more than 1,400 animals in a variety of habitats, including a tropical rain forest to view rare birds and icy Antarctica to view penguins and other chilly creatures.
Nazareth, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Nice little zoo in the middle of Manhattan”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2014

The zoo was nice, monkeys, sea lions, penguins and many types of birds, but the zoo was much smaller than I had imagined. We made it through the zoo in about an hour. Admission to the zoo also included the petting zoo, our son loved that, but it was so crowded that it was hard for him to get in and pet the sheep.

It's NYC, expect lots of tourist that will push their way to see things.

Visited June 2014
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“I love this zoo!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014

It was a surprise, the first time I came to Central Park, to find a little zoo. It is clean and nice. I love the penguins and the polar bears, but the best is right in the heart of the zoo, the sea lions. I could sit there for hours just watching them swim around. A membership to the Bronx Zoo also covers this zoo.

Visited July 2013
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Mexico City, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“A must for first timers”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

Kids love it. Most grown ups too. A bit pricey for what it has to offer but worth it if you have 2 or 3 spare hours.
I found it more relaxing than amusing.

Visited May 2014
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Ireland
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“Nice but an average zoo”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

This is a quite nice way to spend a few hours even if the range of animals is limited. The sea lions proved to be the star attraction as they put on their own show.

Visited June 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Just okay”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

It was nice for something to do on a beautiful day, but probably won't go back. Its a been there, done that type of a thing. Small space, and crowds of people (went on a Saturday). There were not many animals but there were plenty of rude people. People who would stand in front of you, while you are seated watching the sea lions or people who allowed their 7 - 10 year old children to trample toddlers to feed the mangy sheep in the petting zoo.

Visited May 2014
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