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Charles Paddock Zoo, Atascadero

#18 of 39 in Parks in San Luis Obispo County
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  • We have been to the zoo many times and each time is a new experience. This zoo is very child orientated so don't forget to bring them along.  more »
  • The fact that we even have a zoo in our small town is awesome in itself. There are some neat exotic animals; tiger, red panda, monkeys, meerkats, lots of exotic birds. But all in all it takes maybe 30...  more »
  • A small zoo but a very nice and humane history and good community support. Delightful for children but a pleasant diversion for adults too.  more »
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Love This Place Cant Wait For the Red Panda Exhibit. The Tiger Was Awesome