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Roger Williams Park Zoo

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Address: 1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI 02907
Phone Number: +1 401-785-3510
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Roger Williams Park Zoo, one of the nation's oldest, exhibits 100 rare and...

Roger Williams Park Zoo, one of the nation's oldest, exhibits 100 rare and fascinating species from around the world including African elephant, giraffes, moon bears, snow leopards, flamingos, harbor seals, timber rattlesnakes and more in naturalistic enclosures. The Zoo also features seasonal activities, family-friendly education programs, and special evening events, like the nationally acclaimed Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular, scheduled throughout the year. In addition, the Zoo participates in collaborative conservation and breeding programs to help ensure the future survival of threatened and endangered species both locally and around the world. Visit our website for more information.

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Great Zoo

In downtown area, very convenient! A lot of animals you can't see from others, we spend the whole afternoon there, great zoo!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Rochester, New York, USA
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Rochester, New York, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In downtown area, very convenient! A lot of animals you can't see from others, we spend the whole afternoon there, great zoo!

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Orange Park, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are going in October, the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular was wonderful. It is a nice zoo..great way to spend part of a day.

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Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Is a well designed zoo, a nice variety of animals. We spent about one and a half hours and saw everything. Lots of kids, they all seemed to really be enjoying themselves.

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West Warwick, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

RWP Zoo is a wonderful zoo. I have been to zoos around the world, and this is one of my favorite. It is small, but it has a wonderful nature walk and an explore center for children of all ages. The staff at the zoo are also wonderful. They really care about the environment are are always willing to go... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love the place. Some of the animals were "away" due to the cold weather. Nice place to walk around and see all the animals. We are defiant taking advantage of our membership!

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Jefferson, Maine
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of wicked cool pumpkins! Lots of people be prepared to go slow, lots of little kids and strollers. It was cool but I wouldn't do it again!

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Thank EFW2014
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Years ago, this zoo was the best, the high point being the polar bears. They're gone now and they filled in the exhibit. They remodeled and, although clean, the zoo doesn't flow nice and the exhibit are so-so. The only reason it gets 4 stars is the addition of a phenomenal play area for the kids. Next time we go... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

This classic zoo placed at the center of Roger Williams Park in Providence is a great family hangout in a large, green park.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

First time here. Went for the Jacko lantern spooktacular and it was so much fun. Amazing work and a fun night off different than the normal things to do. We really enjoyed ourselves.

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Waterbury, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We bought the tickets for Saturday on line. Everyone was mesmerized by the carvings, the number of pumpkins EVERYWHERE. Crowded, but well organized and moved at a gentle pace. Worth the trip from anywhere!

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