Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle

4.3
#2 of 11 in Zoos & Aquariums in Washington State
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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  • Good place for a relaxing walk especially at the parks in and around and when the weather is clear. Well maintained. Not a big variety of animals. But still a good place to visit with the kids.  more »
  • We went to the zoo because it was a long time ago, since we last visited a zoo. It is a very nice aln vaery large zoo. We were especially happy to see the snow leaopard, a very rare animal.  more »
  • In November and December the Zoo opens at night and has lights on the trees and buildings. We went and enjoyed the experience. There are many family themed events. Our favorite was a section that had ...  more »
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  • I am not a huge fan of zoos because many of them seem to care more about profits than animal welfare. I can say with complete honesty that I am pleased with this zoo. The animals seem to be well cared for. Their enclosures are sizable and safe, for both animal and viewer. We also enjoyed feeding the small birds. This park took us about 4 hours to get through. I would go to this park again.
  • We love coming here. The animals have lots of space (which means sometimes we don't get to see each one). The walkways are wide, paved, and shaded. There are a couple places to eat (good food too). The kids love the animals and the indoor Discovery center. As well as the old fashioned carousel.
  • I'm not really into zoos. I've always felt like if I wanted to see an animal I would watch a nature documentary. I feel bad for all the Caged up animals. But the Woodland Park Zoo was pleasant surprise. Not only did my two-year-old love it as expected, i actually had a great time too. Most of the animals live in bigger habitats. So it's a little harder to see the animals, but the animals you see seem to be a lot happier about where they're at. The place is more than just a zoo. It's really great Park to wander around.
  • The zoo is amazing. I love the bear exhibit. It's beautiful and it looks comfortable and homey for the animals. This zoo's habitats make me feel like they really care about the animals and their conservation mission. We always go to the carousel, and are disappointed in the cost increase. Also, parking just went up.
  • This zoo is my favorite in Washington. I am a person who loves animals and curious of the animals. Therefore, I loved to visit this place and meet different kind of animals. In the zoo, there is place to rest like a cafe, so do not need to worry about being exhausted. I visit this place by purchasing all-in-one ticket (space needle, garden, zoo) and I think this was a great choice to save a bit money. If you love animals, I prefer you to visit.
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