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Santa Barbara Zoo

#3 of 173 things to do in Santa Barbara Features Animals
500 Ninos Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3798
+1 805-962-5339
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This zoo is great. There is a lot of different animals. It is well maintained and there is an area... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Eric B
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Paris, France
Grandchildren's visit to Santa Barbara Zoo

The Santa Barbara Zoo is one of our grand children's favorite places to visit when then come to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
catherinevb1
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Santa Barbara, California
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
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500 Ninos Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3798
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Reviewed yesterday

This zoo is great. There is a lot of different animals. It is well maintained and there is an area for the kids to play. Also it is inside a large park so it is ideal for picnic . It is not Big but not...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Santa Barbara Zoo is one of our grand children's favorite places to visit when then come to Santa Barbara for summer vacation. Their favorite attraction is Duncan the Dinosaur

Thank catherinevb1
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very nice place well maintained and very clean. Parking was very easy u didn't have to walk far and free parking. Thanks food was very good for the price . Not very crowded and the staff was very helpful about telling you about the animals....More

Thank jacobviolet007collin
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beautiful and well kept grounds. Can get really close to animals. Very small and limited in numbers of attractions. $10 for parking and ticket prices are high.

Thank 424jocelync
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very well kept zoo. Not too much walking. Giraffes are great. The other birds and animals seemed to be a bit cramped . It is worth a visit.

Thank Revyu
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is he zoo we have a membership to. It is always so fun to visit. We always learn something new about animals. It is a great day out!

Thank Amy T
Reviewed 1 week ago

This a great little zoo about 30 well kept acres. The enclosures are nice and clean and the animals are well cared for. One of the restaurants has a wonderful view of the ocean. A nice place to spend a couple of hours.

Thank 1885norman
Dean N, Public Relations Manager at Santa Barbara Zoo, responded to this review

Thank you, 1885Norman! Yes, we're unique in that the park was initially a private estate with sweeping views of the mountains and the Pacific.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you ever get a chance to feed the giraffe, do it. The property is very beautiful and the animals seem very well cared for.

Thank KenTammyTravel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm from Germany and this was our first visit to SB Zoo with our first grandkid. He loves it to go there and likes to watch the animals. Especially the otters and the parrots! He's 20 month old and very active. The playground with the...More

Thank Gaby F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love the SB zoo and ALWAYS visit when in SB. Impressed how clean and updated they keep it. Good variety of animals and you can get up and close

Thank James C
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ecl921
How far from Sand piper lodge?public transportation??
1 August 2016|
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Response from Dean N | Property representative |
Hello, EC: You might want to google the link to the bus system. There's lots of good info above. See you at the Zoo!
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Gwendalyn B
what is allowed inside the park?
1 May 2016|
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Response from Christy W | Reviewed this property |
You can bring food in the park and there are some really nice grassy areas in the back of the park to set up a picnic and let the kids run around.
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Damilola E
Do I need to buy a ticket to get in? If I do, how much is it? Thank you.
25 March 2016|
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Response from Richard B | Property representative |
Thank you for considering a visit to the beautiful Santa Barbara Zoo! Admission for adults (13-64) is $17; children (2-12) is $10; seniors (65+) is $13; and children under 2 are free. Parking is $7, but there is ample... More
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