Roger Williams Park Zoo, Providence

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Open since 1872, Roger Williams Park Zoo is home to more than 100 species of rare animals. In the North American section, admire bald eagles, red wolves, American bison, and otters. Watch the harbor seals swim through an underwater viewing window. Other exhibits include the Marco Polo adventure trek, where you can see snow leopards, moon bears, and red pandas, and the Fabric of Africa, featuring zebras, elephants, and giraffes. Observe native wildlife, such as blue herons and turtles, as you walk the trail through the wetlands, Rhode Island's most endangered habitat. The park is accessible via trolley, or drive and park for free. To find out how to plan a trip to Providence, use our trip itinerary maker.
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  • I go once a year with my mom and occasionally some friends and always take a picture of me next to the giant copper dog statue outside the gift shop. That memory combined with the beauty and designs o...  more »
  • The zoo is always a great time. Our last visit was to the Halloween jackolanter spectacular. It was once again great between the music and artists pumpkins. I will return  more »
  • If you're in the Providence area during October I highly suggest doing this! So many pumpkins that had different themes that you walk through and music accompanying it. I went during a rainy evening b...  more »
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  • Me and my significant other brought our 2 daughters to the carousel and also had our 5 month old son with us. The bell they ring before it starts scared my infant son and he jumped. So my boyfriend asked if the man who runs the carousel was going to ring it again because it scared our son. He very rudely told us to take him(my son) and leave. Absolutely unacceptable. He could of said it in a much nicer, respectful way. But he didn't. We ended up leaving which ruined a good time for my children. Better customer service is needed! Especially for an event full of children for the Easter bunny!
  • Amazing zoo! This is our "go to" zoo to bring our children. They love the "My Big Backyard" play area. They could use more food options during the winter months but there is usually plenty of seating to in in all the seasons. They have been improving many things and it will be exciting to see the new exhibits.
  • Though there are bigger zoos in New England, this is one of the best. The majority of the enclosures are more than adequate with plenty of room for roaming, toys for enrichment, and lots of hiding places to escape the public eye. I haven't seen any of the animals pacing from boredom like I have at other zoos. The informational signs at each enclosure do a good job of telling about the animals and their status on the endangered species list. It's a great place to spend the day with your family.
  • Small place with some neat maintenance all around, we can cover the entire zoo in less than three hours. Highlights are Cheetah, Giraffe and Elephant, especially kids will like the way Elephant drinks water. Restrooms are clean all over and strollers are available at the entrance of the zoo!! Had a great time with family...
  • Beautiful zoo! We talk our daughter here and she loved it. The park was clean and more importantly the animals seemed well cared for. On top of that the administration price is very affordable. Has a nice selection of things to see and do. Will definitely be returning here in the future.
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