Phoenix Zoo, Phoenix

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#1 of 12 in Zoos & Aquariums in Arizona
With over 1,400 animals and 4 km (2.5 mi) of trails, Phoenix Zoo is the largest privately owned, non-profit zoo in the United States. Since it opened in 1962, the zoo has prided itself on its commitment to conservation and is beloved for its four themed trails. Explore the Arizona Trail, Africa Trail, Tropics Trail, and Discovery/Children’s Trail to experience the various wildlife associated with each theme. This zoo offers a number of animal encounters, such as Monkey Village, along with a water play area for children and an adventure area called Enchanted Forest, complete with its own tree house. Phoenix Zoo is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Phoenix Edition.
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  • We enjoyed an impromptu trip to the zoo after hiking to the Hole in the Rock. Zoo was clean, nicely laid out. We bought our tickets online while in the parking lot and were able to skip the long lines...  more »
  • Beautiful grounds and easy to navigate. A variety of species to enjoy. The conservation center is amazing. Loved the wide sidewalks. Plenty to do for people of all ages. The setting is beautiful and l...  more »
  • This is a beautiful zoo. Well layed out and feels spacious when walking around. The staff were all friendly and willing to help. Great place to visit and wander.  more »
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  • Always a fun day at the zoo. We notice something new or different every time we are here. Because of the size I suggest choosing what areas you really want to see this trip. If you have young kids, its a great place to spend a hot day. There are water pad areas, a big tree house and a stream they can play in all while you sit nearby in the shade (when you're not playing in the water with them). There is also a whole area in the zoo just for little, it has a playground, picnic area and petting area. The special events T the zoo are a good time too. Recently it was BUGS! fun fun fun. Zoo lights and Howl-o-ween are also a good time. If you are looking for a fun, educational, laid back place to spend an entire day.... The zoo is it.
  • The zoo is great for kids year round. During the warmer weather the splash pads are busy with kids cooling off. Variety of animals and very spacious. They are consistently making upgrades and modifications. Can get very busy on weekends during the nicer weather.
  • Fun for everyone! My kids loved it! Loved the big bugs exhibited they have. It was worth it. They gave us a book to know what bugs we were looking at, my 3 yr old son loved opening it up to find the bug in the book that we were looking at. So fun and educational.
  • We spent the day and thoroughly enjoyed seeing the animals and taking part in the activities on the value pass. The safari train was a nice break from walking and was informational. The grounds if the zoo are lovely with many flowers. We saw many animals moving about even though it was a fairly hot and sunny day.
  • Great family day. We have a teenager & they actually had a good time. Tons of strollers and screaming kids but great for walking around and lots of up close attractions tons of room to gaze without being cramped in one area. Reasonably priced even for drinks. You can take in water as well.
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