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Reid Park Zoo, Tucson

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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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  • A very enjoyable afternoon going around visiting the regular animal inhabitants of the zoo with the special animatronic dinosaurs on display and photo opportunities. 
    A very enjoyable afternoon going around visiting the regular animal inhabitants of the zoo with the special animatronic dinosaurs on display and photo opportunities.  more »
  • Nice zoo. Not too big. Saw few animals unfamiliar with such as ant eater. At time we visited had dinosaur exhibit. Fun robotic dinosaurs. Lot of peacocks roaming around. 
    Nice zoo. Not too big. Saw few animals unfamiliar with such as ant eater. At time we visited had dinosaur exhibit. Fun robotic dinosaurs. Lot of peacocks roaming around.  more »
  • This is a small version of a zoo to enjoy. It had the dinosaur exhibit on hand for the children. It is next to a public park. 
    This is a small version of a zoo to enjoy. It had the dinosaur exhibit on hand for the children. It is next to a public park.  more »
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  • We had a great time at the zoo. The dinosaur exhibit throughout the park was a nice break away from the normal zoo experience. It was great to be able to associate the dinosaurs to potential relatives of today. We really enjoyed the different exhibits. The only downside is we went when it was too warm, which means several of the animals were relaxing where we couldn't see them. If we're in the Tucson area again, this will likely be a stop we make again when the kids are older. Unfortunately, I couldn't see visiting this place more than 1-2 times a year.
  • This Zoo is amazing it has so much to see but it's not so large that it takes hours to get through. All of the enclosures are well spaced out so the walk between them is nice but not obnoxious. When it's not busy the peacocks like to roam on the actual walking paths. They also like to get into the other animals enclosures, it's fun to see.
  • One of the best kept zoos I have ever visited. Shady pathways with plenty of places to sit and rest. Animals are kept in very natural looking habitat and obviously well cared for. A fun and educational way to spend a sunny afternoon
  • We love the zoo! There is fun for all ages! The prices are very reasonable to get in and you can feed the giraffes for $3. We love feeding them! It takes us about 2ish hours with little kids to go through the zoo. There is a variety of animals to see and some babies as well! The animals are spaced out well, the paths are shaded, and there are benches to rest on if needed. There are food and drink options available. The staff/volunteers are all friendly. Weekends, holidays and the occasional school field trip cause the zoo to be busier. There are a lot of fun activities at the zoo throughout the year, such as decorated for Halloween, Christmas, Dino’s at the zoo, and adult events such as brew at the zoo.
  • I had an amazing time at the zoo. Although it was a warmer day and I went during the afternoon most of the animals were still out. The rhino was rolling around like a puppy in the mud and one peacock was putting on a beautiful show. The only thing that would have made it better is if the concession stands were open to get a nice cool treat.

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