Charles Paddock Zoo, Atascadero

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#21 of 39 in Parks in San Luis Obispo County
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  • August 11, 2017
    This is a very small zoo but it has some cool species exhibits and they seem to take good care of the animals. Not usually very crowded so a nice place to take the family and it's at a nice lake park.  more »
  • June 28, 2017
    Such a fun place for the whole family, I have been going for as long as it has been open. I have seen it go through so many changes, and every one has been for the better.'  more »
  • May 28, 2017
    The zoo is quite limited and quite a few animals are in a very limited space. For the money I expected more.
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  • July 6, 2017
    We love visiting this zoo. It's great for little kids. I love it because the kids can run around and can't get too far away from me. We always get the annual pass so we can go for a quick lunch break.
  • June 30, 2017
    A great, short stop if you are taking a road trip along the 101 and need a break from driving. They focus on quality over quantity with the main attractions being a Malaysian Tiger and Red Panda. If you are in a hurry you could possibly tour the whole zoo in 15-20 minutes.
  • July 3, 2017
    There are barely any animals and the price is too expensive. You can see the whole zoo in 15 minutes. Every time I take the kids, I regret it. The tiny lion cage is depressing. I know they are adding some exhibits, so hopefully the zoo will get better. It's often so hot, so ice cream is a must, which of course is over priced.
  • April 27, 2017
    Small zoo but really fun and the lady in the gift shop was so nice. Very interesting bird area!! They're adding a new red panda exhibit soon
  • June 27, 2017
    Love This Place Cant Wait For the Red Panda Exhibit. The Tiger Was Awesome

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