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Charles Paddock Zoo, Atascadero

(3.8/5 based on 85+ reviews on the web)
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  • Small zoo, with a nice variety of animals to see. I think its family owned. We went right before christmas and they had a dj playing all the christmas classics, my daughter had her picture taken with ...  more »
  • For being as small as it is, they have a good selection of animals. The walk through bird aviary is neat along with the red panda. The tiger is cool when you can see him but he's off sleeping a lot. T...  more »
  • This is a nice zoo to visit with exhibits that get updated on a regular basis. The Ice cream fundraiser event is well worth the extra cost to get into the zoo. All the ice cream you can eat and more t...  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.