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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  • Love the zoo! Lots of events and well cared for Animals. It is worth getting the membership when they give you $10 off at the beginning of the year. They have a water park for toddlers in the summer, rides and more. The train is cute but a rip off for a family of four at $12 where they just drive in a small circle. They have multiple food courts. Straws are not allowed at the zoo as they have some free roaming animals. They have a petting zoo area and a fun farmyard activity center.
  • Great zoo! Kids had a blast. On My downfall is good n drink choices very limited n no covers on sodas n all bottle vending machines all out of order so you had to buy from them waste of $ buying a soda cause you had to finish quick or hold it with no cover the whole time.
  • The Jack-o-Lantern Spectacular is a lot of fun each year and themed very well. It is a unique experience with intricately carved pumpkin art, music and lights and is worth visiting if you are nearby. Parking is also free. I have recently moved to New England from the Delaware Valley/Philadelphia region and the autumn & Halloween festivities here are special, the native people of Rhode Island & Massachusetts know how to celebrate autumn.
  • I can definitely spend all day there. Very clean area and friendly staff. Tons of animals and usually pretty active. Unfortunately the giraffe feeding was closed when we went.
  • Great place to walk your dog. There is a path that goes around the entire lake. The path is away from the road and now that runner's a d walkers have their own lane on the main road, the path is never busy.
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