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Charles Paddock Zoo

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9305 Pismo Ave, Atascadero, CA 93422-4939
+1 805-461-5080
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I hope they have room to grow

Very small. They didn't pass out a map for first time visitors, but I guess you don't really need... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Los Angeles, California
Lovely little zoo.

They are working hard to update this little zoo's features...and it shows. Thank you and keep up... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2017
Atascadero, California
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9305 Pismo Ave, Atascadero, CA 93422-4939
+1 805-461-5080
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very small. They didn't pass out a map for first time visitors, but I guess you don't really need one. No place to eat here, so you'll need to go across the street to Marina's Cocina. Exhibits and animal selections are good for a small...More

Thank CaliforniaTraveler19
Reviewed 7 October 2017

They are working hard to update this little zoo's features...and it shows. Thank you and keep up the good work.

Thank MissSunshine1063
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Atascadero's Charles Paddock Zoo is simply amazing. This small, hometown, zoo is home to hundreds of wonderfully unique individuals. (Some human!) After watching this zoo "evolve" for more than 5 decades, our family still marvels in how well cared for it's inhabitants are. Make sure...More

Thank pdcirclem
Reviewed 7 September 2017

For a small town zoo, its pretty average. Don't come expecting Seattle or San Diego! If you would like to come to the sweetest park, with a lake and a beautiful setting. Then have a picnick and take in the zoo, it's pretty nice, and...More

Thank Ytokfish
Reviewed 30 August 2017

I am so pleased that I visited this zoo....yes to my surprise it was very small, no elephants or giraffes but seeing other animals much closer than those at larger zoos was the prize for me. My favorites seeing the Malayan Tiger relax in his...More

Thank 82SAH
Reviewed 11 August 2017

This is a very small zoo but it has some cool species exhibits and they seem to take good care of the animals. Not usually very crowded so a nice place to take the family and it's at a nice lake park.

Thank Morrobayboy
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Such a fun place for the whole family, I have been going for as long as it has been open. I have seen it go through so many changes, and every one has been for the better.'

Thank Wendi S
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

We have been to the zoo many times and each time is a new experience. This zoo is very child orientated so don't forget to bring them along.

Thank coachpopop
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

The fact that we even have a zoo in our small town is awesome in itself. There are some neat exotic animals; tiger, red panda, monkeys, meerkats, lots of exotic birds. But all in all it takes maybe 30-45 minutes to get through the whole...More

Thank Haykmo
Reviewed 15 May 2017

A small zoo but a very nice and humane history and good community support. Delightful for children but a pleasant diversion for adults too.

Thank Jay E
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