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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 little zoo and cheap. If you have little kids is a must see with kids. Great place but tiny. Its different then most zoos.  more »
  • We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this Zoo. It's not a particularly large zoo, however, it contains a lot to interest any age group. In fact, we were impressed with all of the opportunities for child...  more »
  • This is one of the very best zoos anywhere. If you want giant, exhausting and overwhelming then go someplace else. But to see so many animals from around the world up close, this is a great place for ...  more »
  • One of the best features of Tucson 😀👍🏻 We visited this famous Pima Air Space museum and had about 2-2.30 hrs of time before we head back to Phoenix. While thinking what to do in Tucson, we came across this place. Guess what it turned out to be great😀✌🏻 For its small size it does have wide variety of wild animals. First time I saw a Two Horn Rhino 🦏 how great is that. There are Tigers, Lions, Jaguar, Zebras and Giraffe 🦒 Also there’s Variety of birds present, flamingos were site of attraction. I will definitely visit this place again. 5* Entry Fee: $10.50 / adult
  • This zoo was a total delight! Just the right amount of animals, intimate settings, beautiful bamboo surroundings, inexpensive...loved it! My favorite animal is capybara now. This zoo had several animals that are unusual and interesting. Highly recommend!
  • Reasonably priced for a small local putting. Best time to go is early morning or late evening. You cam feed the giraffes if you get there before noon. One thing is the need for more primates.
  • Love the Reid Park Zoo!!! I grew up with it and I still love it now as an adult and parent. I LOVE how small and intimate it is , it’s clean and beautiful. Parking is great too! I’ve lived in big cities , with big “fancy” zoos and they are ALWAYS slammed busy, loud , parking a nightmare, etc etc. These are NOT traits I consider enjoyable! I pray the Reid Park Zoo stays as lovely as it’s always been!
  • The zoo is great! My 2 and 5 year old love going. The gibbons are entertaining. My son loves how close he is to the tigers and lions. My only complaint is putting the carousel so close to the entrance/exit... I don't enjoy that discussion with my kids every trip. The family membership is worth the price.
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