Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park, Carlsbad

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State Park Zoo / Aquarium
The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park, formerly the Living Desert Zoological and Botanical State Park, is a zoo and botanical garden displaying plants and animals of the Chihuahuan Desert in their native habitats. It is located off U.S. Route 285 at the north edge of Carlsbad, New Mexico, at an elevation of 3200ft atop the Ocotillo Hills overlooking the city and the Pecos River. It is open every day except Christmas.The park has been an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) since 2002.
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  • Kids really enjoyed this zoo. We were able to take lots of pictures. It was an easy drive from our hotel.  more »
  • Very well organized. A nice 1 1/2 H visit. Don't forget to take some water, sunblock, and a hat during the summer. Few shadow spots.  more »
  • Nothing special. A nice walk if you have the time. Seems to be a little neglected but would pass if you have other places to go.  more »