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Reid Park Zoo, Tucson

4.4
#2 of 32 in Outdoors in Tucson
Zoo / Aquarium Nature / Park
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. By using our Tucson travel itinerary planner, you can arrange your visit to Reid Park Zoo and other attractions in Tucson.
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  • My two year old grandson loves this zoo! The elephant exhibit is one in which you are able to see the thought that the caretakers put in to meeting the needs of the animals. The zoo is always clean, w...  more »
  • This zoo was laid out very nicely and the animals were all out in the morning. Loved how large the animals areas were and how they were open and didn't have that cage feel to them.  more »
  • We spent several hours here exploring the park and watching the animals. There were enough animals to spend an afternoon here. I enjoy having a zoo right in the middle of everything.  more »
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  • Nice Zoo. I loved visiting here. I have been to a very large zoo before and didn't see an ant-eater. I was so intrigued by an ant eater that they have. I don't know why, but make sure you see him. lol. Going to this zoo is a nice way to spend a few hours.
  • This is probably my favorite zoo in the whole world. They have a lot of space in each exhibit for each animal. The staff are very friendly. I think that the animals are really happy, too. At least compared to other zoos. I love it here, and visit each time I'm in Tucson.
  • A far as zoos go, this is a small one. Through the years I have watched them expand and grow as the collection within its walls do the same. There is plenty to do, learn and see so don't be fooled by the size. I would like to see changes as I am comparing this zoo to others I have seen, but I am sure budgeting and space prevent these changes from happening. The animals appear to be well cared for.
  • The CAFE is Professional and very well kept. Employee are always smiling and happy to Help with Customers Dilemas. The pricing for the entrance is fair. The animals are active and show signs of Care.
  • Grea time! Got there early, a little after 8, & was a perfect time too see the animals in the 1st sections we went to. Later animals were already asleep or hiding out. Great place!

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