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Phoenix Zoo, Phoenix

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With over 1,400 animals and 4 km (2.5 mi) of trails, Phoenix Zoo is the largest privately owned, non-profit zoo in the United States. Since it opened in 1962, the zoo has prided itself on its commitment to conservation and is beloved for its four themed trails. Explore the Arizona Trail, Africa Trail, Tropics Trail, and Discovery/Children’s Trail to experience the various wildlife associated with each theme. This zoo offers a number of animal encounters, such as Monkey Village, along with a water play area for children and an adventure area called Enchanted Forest, complete with its own tree house. Phoenix Zoo is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , online itinerary creator Edition.
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  • This zoo was good (though I wouldn't recommend it in the summer - it was hot enough in March). There were a lot of animals but a particular focus on birds and snakes, and local animals of all types.....  more
    This zoo was good (though I wouldn't recommend it in the summer - it was hot enough in March). There were a lot of animals but a particular focus on birds and snakes, and local animals of all types.....  more »
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  • I loved the place overall. Well cared and maintained for. Lots to move around and explore. A few resting areas were also open. The only trouble is I wish it had a few more snack shops distributed over various trails than just be accumulated at a single spot towards the main section. Other than that, it was a very incredible place to relax with friends and family. It has also beautiful locations to party in for small events. The zoo has definitely been a place for me to visit at the very least once a year. Winter in July and the lights festival are two of the most awesome experiences in the zoo. Definitely recommend a visit. The gift shop also carries a lot of useful stuff in it. Just remember that sometimes, if you exit the gift shop, you may need to re-enter using zoo entrance and not the same way back from the shop. Lots of food and drink options are available for purchase in the central location inside the Zoo (just not much options for vegans and looks like it will probably be improved over time).
  • Compared to the Seattle Zoo in Washington, this Zoo is amazing! The price is great and there so much to see and do. We were there for 3 hours and didn't get to see everything. The Seattle Zoo was the price of this Zoo's individual membership and there likes 5 or more times the amount of animals too. Definitely recommend. Plus right next to the zoo is the Hole in the Rock and a Tomb of someone from down here. The food could have been better but that's to be expected. They were also out of a lot of the foods but that's won't lower the star rating for me.

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