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Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle

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The winner of multiple Best National Exhibit awards from the Association of Zoos & Aquariums, Woodland Park Zoo features a wide variety of species. You'll have the chance to see rare animals such as red pandas and snow leopards. Almost every environment in the world is represented among the zoo's inhabitants. Be sure to visit the lowland gorillas that made the park famous in the 1970s in the world's first immersion exhibit. Put Woodland Park Zoo at the forefront of your travel plans using our Seattle travel itinerary maker.
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TripAdvisor
  • This zoo is typical of a urban city falling short of the more iconic and well know zoos across the US but not a bad stop. It was one of the options offered in my City Pass booklet and rounded out the ...  more »
  • This is a required attraction if you have a nice day, and especially if you have children. Outstanding zoo with many interesting exhibits.  more »
  • We had the CityPass and time to kill before a late night flight, so we checked out the zoo. It was spectacular. I don't go to many zoos, so I can't compare it to others; but this one was really fun. N...  more »
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  • A lot of people say that this isn't the best zoo. I feel this is because the animals aren't always visible. People need to realize this is because the large mammals especially have large exhibits so they can live happily in captivity. Woodland Park Zoo does a really good job of making sure their animals can be as happy as possible, which is much more important than making them constantly visible to the public. The most recent time I explored the zoo, I got to see two zookeeper talks, both of which were wonderfully informative and engaging. This zoo is worth the money. They help the public engage with endangered animals as well as support their conservation.
  • Very poor experience. Saturday afternoon. Almost no animals. The exhibitions need a lot of work to expose the animals. Sad Food was tasteless therefore expensive. Portland zoo is way better. Sorry guys. Hopefully they can improve.
  • Fun zoo - not too big, but plenty of animals to see. The zoo tries to make environments as natural as possible - that is good. The volunteers are exceptional and friendly - we enjoyed talking about the gorilla exhibit. Food was really good the chowder shack cafe in the back of the zoo.
  • A fantastic place for families and especially for younger kids. Plenty of places to play and frolic, lots of benches and picnic areas in the shade, and the great Zoomasium on cold or wet days. Honestly one of the best zoos I've been to in the U.S. Lots of exhibits and animals and the entire zoo is very walkable. Love this place.
  • The wife and I have been here twice and we really enjoyed both trips. Very enjoyable atmosphere. Good variety of animals, no elephants at this time. (one of our favorites) A little pricey compared to others zoo's we have been to, but it felt worth it when we left.