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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  • Get there early and parking is never a problem. They give a military discounts for entrance prices and stuff like getting your kid's face painted. Food prices are what you would expect at a zoo. My wife and daughter got burgers the patties seemed like they were precooked and reheated, my fish and chips was fresh made. Kids loved the animals, zoo is easy to get around in. Shame they don't have the elephants anymore. Overall we had a really good time.
  • I love zoos, and whenever I visit a new place I try to get to their zoo. With so much to do in Seattle I know it may sound crazy to want to spend time at a zoo, but it was worth it. The staff was kind and the animals appear to be well cared for and happy. It was easy to navigate. We happened to be there on Mothers Day so it was busy and the parking was a bit crazy. After you get through that though, it's a good time.
  • I had a great time at the zoo. Unfortunately, there aren't many of the typical large/exotic zoo animals... No elephants or pandas, though the monkeys were very active and fun to watch. The African Savannah was lacking, though watching the hippos feed was a highlight of the visit. I really liked the layout of this zoo as well. It was easy to walk through the zones and see everything without having to double back. We really had a great time. The missing star is for the missing animals.
  • Some people are zoo people and some people aren't. My kids are and I'm not so they usually have to drag me here. When it comes to zoos, I guess I enjoy Woodland Park more than other zoos I've gone to. It's huge, lots of space for kids to run, a carousel and a great indoor forest filled with birds. The zoo is better in the winter when it's less crowded. You can warm up in the atrium and ride the carousel a million times if you want to. In the summer they have great family-friendly outdoor concerts.
  • Beautiful zoo... so much to do. Lots of activities. Beautiful green spaces. Spend the whole day and wander. Easily walkable. We miss the elephants! The Lions coming up to the glass is a hit.
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