National Zoological Park, Washington DC

3.5
#3 of 36 in Parks in Washington DC
Take a trip to National Zoological Park, home to about 1,800 animals of 300 different species--including its famous giant pandas. The nation's zoo covers 66 hectares (163 acres) with habitats for lions, bald eagles, poisonous frogs, Asian elephants, meerkats, orangutans, pythons, sloth bears, and more. Volunteers in red shirts are on hand around the zoo for advice and information about the animals. If you get hungry, you can choose from several food outlets or bring your own picnic. You can plan Washington DC trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.
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  • Being part of the Smithsonian Institution the zoo is high standard. Great place for adults and kids. TOP TIP: The zoo is located on a fairly steep hill. It is much easier to tour the zoo from the uppe...  more »
  • This zoo is part of the Smithsonian museum so is free (anywhere else it would be bucks to see a zoo like this). The pandas are great and best to see earlier in the day. There are many other great anim...  more »

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