Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park, Carlsbad
(3.9/5 based on 360+ reviews on the web)
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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  • I wouldn't call this a zoo they don't have enough animals you have to pay which I don't understand why there is nothing worth seeing here also a long walk for a lot of nothing 
  • We went right after Thanksgiving. Family of 10. Half of exhibits close or animals moved for renovations. Not worth the admission 
  • We spent most of the day at the caverns, and we're looking for something to do to kill a couple of hours. We went to the Living Desert. While it is interesting, there were quite a few exhibits that we...  more »