National Zoological Park, Washington DC

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#3 of 36 in Parks in Washington DC
Take a trip to National Zoological Park, home to about 1,800 animals of 300 different species--including its famous giant pandas. The nation's zoo covers 66 hectares (163 acres) with habitats for lions, bald eagles, poisonous frogs, Asian elephants, meerkats, orangutans, pythons, sloth bears, and more. Volunteers in red shirts are on hand around the zoo for advice and information about the animals. If you get hungry, you can choose from several food outlets or bring your own picnic. You can plan Washington DC trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.
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  • It has to be free! Many of the exhibits were closed, the zoo is badly in need of a face lift. We have been to a number of zoo across the country and this was by far the worst! When my daughter who wan...  more »
  • The zoo is a nice way to spend an afternoon. If you have young kids who can't look at another painting or historical exhibit, let them blow of steam here. There is a blend of outdoor and indoor exhibi...  more »
  • It's very easy to get there. The Zoo is very clean, the staff are friendly and very helpful. There are 4-5 parking lots which fill up quickly. Need to arrive early to make sure you get a parking spot....  more »
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