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Reid Park Zoo, Tucson

4.4
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Observe animals big and small from various corners of the world at Reid Park Zoo. At just under 10 hectares (24 acres), the zoo doesn't cover a lot of ground, but it makes up for this with the diverse animal life it presents. Tour the four zones here: the adaptation zone with its grizzly bear and giant tortoise, the South America zone with a resident jaguar, the Asian zone with its tiger, and the African animals zone with its lion and giraffe. The zoo caters to children by offering rides on its miniature train and a play zone with water-spraying structures. For a deeper educational experience, check the schedule for zookeeper chats and training demonstrations. Put Reid Park Zoo into our Tucson online trip itinerary planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Tucson.
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  • During the past 7 years, we've visited Reid Park Zoo in Tucson at least 6 or 7 times, but our kids always want to come back. One of the things I like the most about Tucson's zoo is its manageable size...  more »
  • Having never been to a zoo, it was unique to see the animals up close. However, none of the animals seemed to have enough space and half of their confinement’s were made from artificial features inste...  more »
  • A real nice zoo. I like to go in the spring when there are a lot of baby animals. Easy walking. My favorite memory is when one of the male lions was roaring for over 20 minuets. So loud and scary soun...  more »
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  • This zoo is fantastic, I have been a member for a few years and my kids and I always have a great time. They are doing a lot of expanding right now so there is some construction, but once it's done it will be amazing! They even have an indoor learning center in the back of the zoo and they have animal encounters. Just this week my kids have been able to touch and learn about a baby alligator and a lizard. I enjoy seeing the progress they make every time I come out to it! Highly recommend!
  • Prices better than I thought they'd be. Absolutely love this zoo. They've been expanding and thanks to some new props, they're going to be further expanding over the next decade! I can't wait to see. Great service. Plenty of helpful associates all around. Well kept. Animals obviously well cared for. I hope that this zoo stays here for a long, long time and continues to protect endangered species. :)
  • Great zoo! This was my first time here and I really enjoyed it. Fun atmosphere, lots of animals and exhibits, a kids crafting section with helpful people manning the stations where my son and I made little binoculars... It was a great first visit to the Reid Park Zoo! We will be back, just have to avoid the summer heat...
  • This is a small park with quiet a few animals in it. As a child I remember the park being bigger! I used to come here with my Grandma, loved it then and really enjoyed coming with my kids. The weather was perfect to spend an afternoon. It has little kiosks through out the park with small treats, there is a restaurant that smells delicious! We did not eat here, but did get drinks. The prices are not horrible, but a little high. The guest relations (people who wander the park) were very knowledgeable and friendly. The animals looked healthy and active. The zoo was very clean! Lots of signs for people to read information about the different animals. There is a lot of "small" construction on site and so some spaces are not open. Over all I would highly recommend coming to the zoo and making a day of wandering the walkways as you explore.
  • Awesome place for kids and adults! They have a bear, elephants, tigers, lions, rhino, otters, lemurs, meerkats, and tons more! My 6 year old and her class had a blast! Great value for the price of admission. We got to pet a snake and watch an armadillo hunt for worms. Very cool place! Will return for sure!
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