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This zoo with a view was once a posh estate owned by a coffee and tea merchant; now it's the lush domain of more than 500 animals representing 160 species. The pink stucco mansion that once presided over manicured lawns and gardens is gone—replaced...more
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With an impressive variety of animals big and small, the Santa Barbara Zoo is an economical and fun way to spend an afternoon. It's small enough that it will only take you 1.5-2 hours to get through, and is close to East Beach so you...More
It's not the biggest of zoos, but I felt like it had a lot to offer. Obviously if you goto one of the big zoos you are going to see a lot more... but don't be deterred here.
We took my 2 yr old daughter...More
Such a beautiful way to spend a sunny day in California! There was so much more here than I expected. The animals are plentiful and look well cared for. The grounds are easy to navigate as you stroll through nature's finest. I wish I was...More
We visited in December so nice and quiet and allowed us to take our time wandering around, the Zoo is very well kept and the staff are so friendly.
The views from the Wave Cafe are stunning and turned our ‘quick bite’ into a relaxing...More
This zoo has a small footprint. I first visited as a stroller child. Later I took my daughter there also. I was playing tourist in SB last year after having moved away over 15 years ago. I wanted to visit the zoo since I knew...More
I had driven past this zoo for decades, thinking that it must be a typical roadside zoo. WRONG. The facilities were well designed and maintained. Very nice exhibits. Biggest surprise was that it is as much a park for families as it is a place...More
I’ve been going to this zoo for as long as I can remember. I’ve always loved it. It’s a smaller zoo but is absolutely worth the trip. Absolutely can spend an entire afternoon for most people, or longer. They do a great job with exhibits...More
Our family was in Santa Barbara for my husband's birthday. We went to the zoo for a fun activity with our four adult kids and our four grandsons, ages 9, 7, 5, and 2. This is not a giant, every animal species alive kind of...More
So grandma and grandpa decided to drive down and take the grandkids to the Santa Barbara Zoo for a day visit. For a zoo, it is on the small side which was fine for the attention span of a 2 and 4 year old. However,...More