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Sacramento Zoo, Sacramento
(3.7/5 based on 440+ reviews on the web)
Visit the wildlife oasis and see and interact with animals from the four corners of the world at Sacramento Zoo. From red pandas to penguins, the modest-sized zoo is home to a variety of animals, all living in spacious habitats. The zoo layout caters to its youngest visitors, allowing kids to go easily from one habitat to the other and ensuring children in strollers have a good view of the animals. For a small fee you can take part in giraffe feeding, which takes place twice a day and is one of the zoo's main attractions. If you get tired of walking you can hop on a train, or take a break by having a snack or visiting the gift shop. Plan your visit to Sacramento Zoo and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Sacramento vacation trip planner.
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  • Some cities are known for their wonderful zoos. Sacramento's zoo is nice and seems humane but we didn't see anything special or noteworthy. Unless you are opposed to zoos (and theere might be good rea...  more »
  • You can feed a giraffe here for a fee of $3. It is super cool to be so close to this magnificent animal. The zoo has viewing windows to watch any operations that are being done on the animals. The zoo...  more »
  • Yea that's right, it's a zoo. It's not a wild animal park like the one in San Diego, and it's probably not the size of the Bronx or Los Angeles Zoo either, but it has PLENTY to see. They let you feed ...  more »
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  • The zoo itself is fun. Had a birthday party here recently and the set up/contract details were ambiguous and the planner was a bit difficult to deal with. Finally got everything hammered out, but know that details will come up after you sign the contract and pre-pay. Thankfully I deal with legally binding contracts for work daily and aren't afraid of speaking out, otherwise we'd have paid even more to have a few picnic tables for an hour. Cost prohibitive for most.
  • Live the reptile building. you go in one way and out the other. all indood and very cool if you like reptiles. all are behind glass and can not get to you, in case you are scared and your kids are not! lol...a must visit worth the kids! Fairy tail town is right across the street also...
  • Always a favorite. Lots of great animals and things for the kids to do.
  • My daughter loves this zoo and so do I. We love feeding the Giraffe's. We are super excited about the new rock climbing wall!
  • Fun, clean, easy access, not too large. Food selection is a bit lacking as well as quantity of shows. Would like to see much more presentations from the staff.