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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  • We took the grandkids to see this zoo and the grounds are beautiful. A great place for the animals and very well kept. It was very enjoyable.  more »
  • A nice Zoo in a large park. We spent almost all day there, enjoying the good weather, the nice park and watching the animals. Go there early as the parking lots fills up fast. You can rent strollers f...  more »
  • We took the city 5 bus from our waterfront hotel to the zoo while on vacation. It was a great morning trip. Arrived there around 10am, and stayed until 3pm. We did the entire zoo, and spent a good amo...  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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