Roger Williams Park Zoo, Providence

#1 of 10 in Parks in Providence
Zoo · Zoo / Aquarium
Open since 1872, Roger Williams Park Zoo is home to more than 100 species of rare animals. In the North American section, admire bald eagles, red wolves, American bison, and otters. Watch the harbor seals swim through an underwater viewing window. Other exhibits include the Marco Polo adventure trek, where you can see snow leopards, moon bears, and red pandas, and the Fabric of Africa, featuring zebras, elephants, and giraffes. Observe native wildlife, such as blue herons and turtles, as you walk the trail through the wetlands, Rhode Island's most endangered habitat. The park is accessible via trolley, or drive and park for free. Plan a trip to Providence easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.
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TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
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  • This zoo is quite clean and well maintained. There was a good variety of animals on display and they were well cared for. There is a considerable amount of walking on the trails past the displays. We....  more »
  • This zoo has a lot of animals that you can look at and take a ton of pictures. They have a petting zoo and in non Covid times you could pet the animals. Is nice enough that you don't feel like this...  more »
  • We really liked the zoo. My animal lover kid enjoyed it very much. The zoo is small. There aren't too many species like some big zoos. The animals in the zoo are in good health and state though. There are 4 elephants and 4 giraffes. The animal view points are well placed that gives good and close views of the animals. There are playing areas for kids and also a little hiking trail with knowledge nuggets.
  • This place would have gotten another star if they had any way to cool down. I get that it is a park and you should expect to be hot in the high heat of summer, but cooling misters throughout the park are an easy addition to make your guests that much more comfortable. No animals were out due to the heat, so that plus being crazy hot just added up to no fun for us. Maybe next time will be better!

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