Phoenix Zoo, Phoenix

4.1
#1 of 12 in Zoos & Aquariums in Arizona
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, Phoenix Edition.
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  • We enjoyed an impromptu trip to the zoo after hiking to the Hole in the Rock. Zoo was clean, nicely laid out. We bought our tickets online while in the parking lot and were able to skip the long lines...  more »
  • Beautiful grounds and easy to navigate. A variety of species to enjoy. The conservation center is amazing. Loved the wide sidewalks. Plenty to do for people of all ages. The setting is beautiful and l...  more »
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  • Always a fun day at the zoo. We notice something new or different every time we are here. Because of the size I suggest choosing what areas you really want to see this trip. If you have young kids, its a great place to spend a hot day. There are water pad areas, a big tree house and a stream they can play in all while you sit nearby in the shade (when you're not playing in the water with them). There is also a whole area in the zoo just for little, it has a playground, picnic area and petting area. The special events T the zoo are a good time too. Recently it was BUGS! fun fun fun. Zoo lights and Howl-o-ween are also a good time. If you are looking for a fun, educational, laid back place to spend an entire day.... The zoo is it.
  • The zoo is great for kids year round. During the warmer weather the splash pads are busy with kids cooling off. Variety of animals and very spacious. They are consistently making upgrades and modifications. Can get very busy on weekends during the nicer weather.

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