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Charles Paddock Zoo, Atascadero

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Zoo / Aquarium
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  • If you are traveling with small children this is a wonderful interlude to stretch your legs and let the kids enjoy the animals in a relaxed and up close environment. Very modestly priced with the same...  more »
  • This zoo is very little compared a big city zoo but it has enough animals to enjoying and have a good couple hour experience.  more »
  • Although a small zoo, Atascadero has really done some improvements to make this zoo shine and become even more enjoyable. My boys have always loved visiting here and we've been annual pass members for...  more »
  • A small but good teaching experience zoo for young children. My only complaint is the very small enclosures for the "wild" animals such as the Tiger, etc. Some animals probably don't mind (like the large tortoises) but the free roaming, more intelligent creatures certainly DO. The enclosures smack of the old, cramped and thoughtless style zoo's designed to entertain humans but are like prison's to the animals. In today's age when we are a more thoughtful, empathetic global society it is sad to still see these types of "zoo's". I think the Charles Paddock Zoo should improve their larger animal enclosures or rehome the Tiger and other larger animals.
  • Always fun to come here with kids. Quick walk around but some interesting animals
  • It was a great place to spend the afternoon at a small zoo with the big tiger and a red panda fun time
  • Very affordable Zoo. They have a great Co-op program with others Zoos if you become a member.
  • Small zoo. It shouldn't take more than an hour to walk through and see everything. Next to a nice playground for the kiddos.