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Roger Williams Park Zoo

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1000 Elmwood Ave, Providence, RI 02907-3659
+1 401-785-3510
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We weren't expecting much from this small zoo, but were so impressed! Well kept, flowers everywhere... read more

Reviewed yesterday
jpurdy
Great day at the zoo

My family and I went to the zoo during April vacation. I thought the weather was a bit chilly but... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Located amid 40 acres of beautiful woodlands, the Roger Williams Park Zoo provides visitors the opportunity to see animals from all over the globe – some more than a million years old. Naturalistic surroundings are home to more than 100 species of animals including a Komodo dragon, as well as zebras, red pandas, African elephants, Masai giraffes, snow leopards, bears, flamingoes, sloths, and more! Kids from two to 102 have the opportunity to feed giraffes and harbor seals, as well as an array of farmyard animals. For something slightly out of the ordinary, visit our new Explore and Soar area offering an exhilarating zip ride, a train excursion through the woodlands, and camel rides. The Zoo is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), and is home to many endangered species. As a result, the Zoo participates in cooperative conservation and breeding programs to help ensure the future survival of many endangered species.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1000 Elmwood Ave, Providence, RI 02907-3659
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Reviewed yesterday

We weren't expecting much from this small zoo, but were so impressed! Well kept, flowers everywhere even in chilly spring weather. Walking paths were pleasant and we felt very close to most animals. Due to cold weather, giraffes and elephants were together inside and it...More

Thank jpurdy
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My family and I went to the zoo during April vacation. I thought the weather was a bit chilly but we still had a great day. We spent about four hours there and were able to see all the animals and have lunch. We showed...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I came here while visiting Providence for a weekend trip. It was a chilly day so not all the animals were out, but the majority were. It’s a relatively small zoo, but well maintained and had a great variety of animals. Lots...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gorgeous park....swan boats...various activities...a zoo ..well kept great walking , running trails...super location...our son lived near by at one time , he said he had a small condo with a huge park, ran there everyday....we still go back when in Cranston...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of our favorite family day trips in New England. Beautiful grounds surrounding the zoo and within. Exhibits for the animals are very large and acclimated to what each animal needs. Staff is extremely friendly and there is something for everyone. Feeding the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter loves zoos and animals so we decided to take an Uber to the zoo... it was a beautiful day and we were lucky as it was almost empty. Cute exhibits, excited to see giraffes and elephants in such a small zoo. Wish more...More

Thank MomGL
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing place to bring the kids, wonderful view of the elephants and giraffes. Will be going again this upcoming year. Fun fun

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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

We have seen a minuscule collection of animals in zoos that are half the size of this one and around 1.5 times the entry fee. we visited on a rather cold day around 10.30 am. We could see zebras , wildebeests, monkeys, flamingos, cheetahs, elephants,...More

Thank Yasaswini S
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Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

We visited the zoo during their Halloween pumpkin stroll. These were the best carved pumpkins we have ever seen. There was a short wait because so many people showed up but it was worth every minute. The kids had an amazing time also. We will...More

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Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

This zoo is always fun and is one of my favorites. It’s really nice and I personally like the layout of the zoo. It’s a nice place to go to in the spring or fall so you can walk around. There is also a nice...More

Thank Dotty G
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vasu87
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Response from Yasaswini S | Reviewed this property |
Typically 2-2.5 hrs. If there is interesting stuff going on around the giraffes or elephants (~11.15am) in the morning , it might take longer since the kids would definitely want to watch that. Planning for 3 hours will give... More
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Kim W
16 May 2017|
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Response from RWPZoo | Property representative |
The Zoo covers 40 acres, and the path through the Zoo is a little more than one-mile long. The average length of stay is three hours. Wheelchairs are available at the rental kiosk located at the main entrance. Manual... More
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