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Tulsa Zoo, Tulsa

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#2 of 22 in Outdoors in Oklahoma
From bears and elephants, to exotic birds and reptiles, you can see species from all over the world at Tulsa Zoo. Spanning 34 hectares (85 acres), this award-winning zoo is one of the largest in the United States and houses more than 2,000 animals. A non-profit, the zoo is regularly involved in conservation, preservation, and educational programs. Take a train ride through the facility, or enjoy a tour via camel. At the gem dig, you can try your hand at finding buried treasure, and kids can get up close to sheep, goats, and pigs at the petting zoo. Other amenities include gift shops, concession carts, and a restaurant. Daily chats with the keepers and animal feeding tours are available. Check online for the feeding and demonstration schedule. Put Tulsa Zoo at the forefront of your travel plans using our Tulsa trip itinerary planning app .
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  • I love zoos, but I wasn’t expecting much out of the Tulsa zoo. I was pleasantly surprised. I went with a friend in January on a mild day and it was perfect. There weren’t a lot of people around. The r...  more »
  • Due to our travel schedule over the holidays, we had no choice but to visit the zoo on a cold day, or pass on the experience. We were pleasantly surprised to find that the zoo can be enjoyable even in...  more »
  • We visited for our first time back in May and loved it so we came back while on a "weekend getaway" in Tulsa. They were still working on the Lost Kingdom during our last visit so we were excited to se...  more »
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  • Fantastic zoo! So many different options, events and animals! They keep it nice and clean and the animals seem content enough. If you go on a regular day I definitely suggest you spend the extra money on the train! It's a blast for the family and you get a nice rest after walking around the giant place. That being said, definitely give yourself enough time to make it through and you won't regret it!
  • We have a yearly membership and the changes that have been made with the awesome Lost Kingdom and other improvements have made the zoo more entertaining. Of course we all love the animals but the types of animals they now have added and the way they are added, makes it easier to see the animals and so fun to watch! It's still easily accessible with the different paths and access for the handicapped. Love the zoo!
  • I've never seen such happy animals... the keepers genuinely care and are very helpful. I don't think I've ever been to a zoo this clean either... smaller than some of the other places I've been, but being so personable definitely made up for it. One of my favorite places!
  • We always have a great time! Lots of animals and my son loves the petting zoo. I really love that you can bring in your own food and drinks. Almost all the animals are visible all the time, which is really nice so you can actually see the animals you came to see.
  • Half the exhibits seemed empty or animals sleeping in hard to see places. It seemed every time we got the kids excited about an upcoming creature, it wasn’t there. Very disappointed. Food very overpriced, but tickets are good price. What was more disturbing was the number of “design flaws” that my rambunctious 2 year old was able to find. A few times, with little effort, he could have easily ended up in the exhibits, or down in the water, or on the tracks. If you have a rowdy little one, might as well keep them strapped in the whole time for safety. OR, better yet, don’t waste your money. Never again.

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