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Heritage Park Zoo

#8 of 70 things to do in Prescott Features Animals
1403 Heritage Park Rd, Prescott, AZ 86301-6001
+1 928-778-4242
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Great zoo

All the animals at this zoo are here because they cannot be returned to the wild. They have ample... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
I love this small zoo

I love this small zoo hidden in the hills of granite mountain by the lake. Its a small zoo but who... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Louisville, Kentucky
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Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary is a non-profit wildlife sanctuary, dedicated to the conservation and protection of native and exotic animals. Located in scenic Prescott, Arizona, the sanctuary provides a source of recreation, education and entertainment for all ages. With the mission of "Conservation through Education," Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary provides a unique and up-close experience with animals visitors may see nowhere else. Animals at Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary all have a story to tell and lesson to teach. We currently house more than 200 animals on our grounds - among them a Bengal Tiger, two Black Bears, two Clouded Leopard siblings, Mexican Gray Wolves, Bobcats, Lynx, Lemurs, various reptiles, and one of the largest tarantula displays in the Southwest.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1403 Heritage Park Rd, Prescott, AZ 86301-6001
+1 928-778-4242

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Reviewed 3 days ago

All the animals at this zoo are here because they cannot be returned to the wild. They have ample space and plenty of interaction with the caretakers.

Thank lmmarley
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this small zoo hidden in the hills of granite mountain by the lake. Its a small zoo but who maintained and you can generally are most of the animals. This last trip we couldn't spy the mountain lion or the wolves but the...More

Thank Sosilly6
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Animals were well kept and looked healthy. Everyone was friendly. We got there by 11am. Most of the big cats were asleep, but walk around their areas and see them from different views. Only vending machines and snacks in gift shop. About 1-2 hours to...More

Thank Mandi L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited mid-afternoon and the animals were either sleeping or not visible. It was getting warmer out and they may have been looking for shade - as we were also. We did appreciate the concept of the rescue of these animals and the written explanation...More

Thank jshj72
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Taking this zoo in context, said excellent. It is run mostly by volunteers, not super big , all rescue animals in one way or another. Just the right size for a morning out with a 2 year old. The feeding times are varied, allowing us...More

Thank Shack2_05
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

This was a nice find. There are bears, a lion, tiger, and s variety of rescue animals. Small mids would enjoy this. We adults had a nice relaxing time. The zoo reflects a lot of care.

Thank selizabet
Reviewed 21 April 2017

I can't say we really enjoyed our visit to this zoo... We have stopped in many over the years. Many of the exhibits really seemed neglected and honestly, some of the animals looked pretty cramped. You can tell many working in the park really care.

1  Thank Budlink
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Went to visit with family visiting from Syracuse. They have a 12 year old daughter who loves animals so we wanted to take her there. Very nice facility and clean. Just enough to look at too. Glad we went in the morning as it was...More

Thank Cruiseaddict2
Reviewed 19 April 2017

The price to enter the zoo is appropriate for this attraction. The place is not large. We went at 2 PM near the end of April. Most creatures were napping. The Bear was being fed. That was a treat. The zoo is well-maintained, has nice...More

Thank Bob19512014
Reviewed 14 April 2017

When we first arrived the volunteers told us to hurry up the hill to see Cassie (the Bengal tiger) getting fed. It happened to be "bone day" - a once a week occurrence. The bones are very important to Cassie - she was very protective...More

Thank ALT44
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Mandi L
How long do most people spend here? Is there a restaurant on site?
8 June 2017|
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Response from ALT44 | Reviewed this property |
We spent about an hour there. As others have noted, it is a very small zoo, and no food is available. And definitely go in the morning during the summer!
Bruce F
Is it possible to bring my dog to the zoo?
8 December 2016|
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Response from HPZS_86301 | Property representative |
Hi Bruce, Thank you for inquiring. Our current policy is that only service animals are allowed on grounds. We are HUGE animal lovers here, and in a perfect world we'd all be able to take our dogs everywhere, but because we... More
Hi, my husband and I are possibly moving to Prescott. I have always wanted to work with animals. I have a huge heart for them and have rescued a good amount. I also understand some animal behavior and own quite a varied pet family of my own. I have always wanted to work at a zoo! :) I was wondering if you have volunteer opportunities. Thank you
6 February 2016|
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Response from AZnewbe | Reviewed this property |
Here is the Contact source for the Heritage Zoo. You might try searching the "Heritage Zoo" with one of the search engines. They have a Contact site. Policy won't let me send you the HTML or website link?