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San Diego Zoo

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2929 Zoo Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
+1 619-231-0249
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Founded in 1916, the Zoo has been an icon in San Diego for nearly 100 years—and an absolute must-see in Southern California. Spend the day monkeying around in our tropical oasis as you visit beautiful habitats that are home to gorillas, eagles, tigers, sun bears, Asian leopards, rare reptiles, a palette of colorful birds, and more. Visit the Australian Outback to delight in our colony of 24 koalas, and travel along Panda Trek to experience giant pandas and other animals that share their bamboo forest habitat. Go back in time through Elephant Odyssey to discover what animals used to roam Southern California and see what the elephants are up to. Enjoy a guided tour on a double-decker bus or the scenic view from the Skyfari aerial tram, and dine in the peaceful surroundings of Albert's Restaurant. Discover the wonders of wildlife with animal encounters, interactive experiences, and keeper chats. A leader in animal care and conservation, the San Diego Zoo is at the heart of the San Diego experience.
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2929 Zoo Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visiting San Diego one must visit the zoo. Flamingos greet you as you walk through the gates. Be prepared for walking with hills and steps too although there are ramps and elevators in most places for wheel chairs and walkers. Plenty of seating for the...More

Thank Carl F
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Reviewed yesterday

100 acres of zoo animals and horticulture. The San Diego Zoo is definitely best to spend an entire day. The design of the zoo and enclosures makes this a must see attraction in the San Diego area. Also, plenty of good places to grab a...More

Thank Dan1721
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is by far the most beautiful zoo I have ever been to. It is friendly and clean. The animals are in large habitats and seem very well cared for. The layout makes for comfortable walking and lots of shade. The plants and horticulture are...More

Thank Kate4fun
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Reviewed yesterday

As such a well known zoo we could not come to San Diego without a visit and this zoo really has things figured out. The bus tour that comes with the all day pass admission is your best overview of the whole zoo and the...More

Thank Julie O
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Reviewed yesterday

My husband and I recently toured the San Diego Zoo. We are usually not great zoo supporters since we feel sorry for the animals but the San Diego Zoo does a good job of creating habitat for the animals on display and also is a...More

Thank Shelley B
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Reviewed yesterday

Great zoo but run more like a theme park. Lots of souvenir stands, shops, food kiosks. Has a bus to give you an overview of the zoo. Long lines for entry. Buy your ticket at the Balboa Park visitor center to avoid lines. That ticket...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

What a zoo! We really enjoyed it. The kids had fun. Be sure to have enough time cause it is huge and you will spend more time admiring the animals as you plan :)

Thank Vita K
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We really love this zoo! If you're military, definitely buy your tickets on base and take the bus tour as soon as you walk in. That way you see everything and then you know exactly what you want to see again and then take the...More

Thank rachealmartinez
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fantastic zoo, every species you could think of and they look very well taken care of. Stunning weather and enjoyed the whole day! Couldnt fault it.

Thank Fighterjet1980
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This zoo is amazing! The layout is easy to follow and the variety of animals is unbelievable!!! My kids really enjoyed EVERYTHING!!!!!!!

Thank Denise S
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ReiseBell
23 April 2018|
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Response from Coral A | Reviewed this property |
Poppy's Patio is right by the Children's Zoo and has chicken strips, burgers (veggie burgers too), hot dogs, chicken sandwiches and kids meals. You can also bring a picnic with you into the park as long as you're not... More
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Shawnnita M
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Response from Cindi C | Reviewed this property |
The Zoo has a great website that will answer all your questions. I suggest visiting that website.
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vickityson
3 April 2018|
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Response from Christine B | Reviewed this property |
Not sure exactly, have you tried finding out via the internet. :-)
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