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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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  • love all animals, hate cages. nice presentations and simulated environments. fabulous white rhinos, new habitats under construction. support zoos and humane environments.  more »
  • We love the zoo. There was a lot to see and we enjoyed seeing the animals. It's a nice place to visit while in Phoenix. I would go back again.  more »
  • The zoo is a great place to spend the day. The animals are fun to look at, and there is a lot to learn. The food is also really great. They have a lot of cool events, and the membership is very affordable. My favorite part is the sting ray bay which costs a little extra, but it's worth every penny. Ellie is the friendliest ray.
  • This was the first zoo I went to as a kid and it's been a couple decades since my last visit so it's nice to see everything has changed. The exhibits are good sized for the type of animals in them. There's plenty of shaded, rest areas and water stops for the humans. I especially enjoy how you walk in a circle to get to the exit instead of having to back track like at some zoo's. They are definitely at the top of my list with zoo's we've been to.

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