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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 »
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  • We just got done here and it was so much fun, not too busy for a Monday which is why we chose to go today. All the animals were visible and fun to look at. We rode the carousel a couple times (bonus it has zoo animals I stead of horses) and bought some stuff in the gift shop which was surprisingly inexpensive. Overall great little 2 hour trip to the zoo!
  • One thing I really like about Reid Park Zoo, aside from the animals, is the food. The animal exhibits are a lot of fun too! It's a pretty nice size zoo with a wide variety of animals, including baby red pandas that we never get to see! I liked Reid Park Zoo so much, I got a membership here, even though we probably didn't need to because we have membership at two other zoos that provide "reciprocal" type benefits when visiting certain other zoos. But we really liked it and thought it could be good to support the local zoo, even if some in our family take issue with animals in captivity. I really liked how visible the elephants are. I haven't tried it myself yet, but visitors can even feed the giraffes!
  • Incredibly enjoyable. They have animals which I never have seen from such close proximity. Such as, a beautiful black jaguar, unique black bear and the remarkable Red Pandas. There are numerous animals every few steps and they are housed in comfortable natural habitation. We had a fun walk throughout the Zoo and had a delicious salad at their Cafe, which is highly recommended.
  • My kids loved it. The employees were helpful in answering my questions about memberships. It's improved so much from when I was a kid. There's even a carousel and some interactive areas for the kids. Perfect place to go on a cooler day.
  • Wonderful zoo! Some would say small but it was very well organized and it was clear the design was for the animals comfort. Feeding the giraffes is a must do, you get very close and the money ($3 per person) go toward conservation. Red pandas were very cool, also the otter enclosure was very well designed to watch them frolic.
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