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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. A visit to Woodland Park Zoo represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Seattle tour planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Visit here last week with my son and his family last week. They are members and go here quite often. I hadn't been here for many years. Park was laid out nicely, but very limited on animals for... 
    Visit here last week with my son and his family last week. They are members and go here quite often. I hadn't been here for many years. Park was laid out nicely, but very limited on animals for...  more »
  • Went to the Zoo with the fam on a gorgeous sunny day in Seattle. WOW - not many people can say that. We were very lucky to have a beautiful day to walk around and enjoy the animals and of course... 
    Went to the Zoo with the fam on a gorgeous sunny day in Seattle. WOW - not many people can say that. We were very lucky to have a beautiful day to walk around and enjoy the animals and of course...  more »
  • This is a great way to spend a day. The park is large enough to not be crowded and there are so many animals. 
    This is a great way to spend a day. The park is large enough to not be crowded and there are so many animals.  more »
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  • awesome zoo! been to many over the years and this one always stands out. great vantage points and amazing animals. the tigers are the most likely to be out of view, but what can you do. the snow leopards are usually up on the hill so the best place to see them is actually on the back side path by the northern trail. obviously timing is a huge factor so just do your due diligence to avoid coming right after feeding times and you wont be disappointed.
  • We enjoy visiting Zoos when we travel. This zoo is a very nice place to visit. The animals have room to move about and live in a more natural setting for them. It is nicely laid out and honestly it is worth a visit if you enjoy Zoos. It was about s 10 minute Uber ride from downtown. I’ve included a few pictures from our day. Definitely plan on spending at least 5 hours there as a minimum.
  • Worth visiting this place. Beautiful landscapes. Get an amazing feel of jungle. Good to spend time with family, kids in nature. Requires minimum 5 hours to travel zoo. Restrooms, food n drink facilities available here but recommended to keep your tummy full before entering into zoo. I Enjoyed alot.. Would love to visit again 😍👌👌👍
  • Best zoo in Pacific Northwest. Clean, organized, well laid out and lots to see. Best time is mid day. Quite a few animals will be asleep or hiding if early or late. Most interesting is lion, tiger, giraffe, hippo. Check website and entertainment book for admission discounts
  • A superb experience. Take bus 5 from downtown and experience the city's 'fauna' then get off at the zoo stop to experience fauna from across the globe. The experience begins with the noticeably passionate and enthusiastic staff. Wow. These people love their job and love their animals. The diversity of animals to see is also quite remarkable. From penguins, to rhinos to grizzly bear twin-brothers. I'm not typically a zoo lover, but in this case it rates a WOW.

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