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San Diego Zoo

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2929 Zoo Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
+1 619-231-0249
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Founded in 1916, the Zoo has been an icon in San Diego for nearly 100 years—and an absolute must-see in Southern California. Spend the day monkeying around in our tropical oasis as you visit beautiful habitats that are home to gorillas, eagles, tigers, sun bears, Asian leopards, rare reptiles, a palette of colorful birds, and more. Visit the Australian Outback to delight in our colony of 24 koalas, and travel along Panda Trek to experience giant pandas and other animals that share their bamboo forest habitat. Go back in time through Elephant Odyssey to discover what animals used to roam Southern California and see what the elephants are up to. Enjoy a guided tour on a double-decker bus or the scenic view from the Skyfari aerial tram, and dine in the peaceful surroundings of Albert's Restaurant. Discover the wonders of wildlife with animal encounters, interactive experiences, and keeper chats. A leader in animal care and conservation, the San Diego Zoo is at the heart of the San Diego experience.
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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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“panda exhibit” (533 reviews)
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“kangaroo bus” (359 reviews)
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2929 Zoo Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
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"panda exhibit"
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"kangaroo bus"
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"free parking"
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Reviewed today via mobile

Be prepared for lots of walking and much of it uphill. This is a beautiful clean zoo. It can be very crowded at first. The bus tour gives you ideas of where to start if you go first. The sky-tour was fun and worth the...More

Thank Nancy L
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The park is well maintained clean and all the animals looks healthy, they have shows as well and love all the information they have for each one. They have the bus guide tours at the entrance if you prefer to do this way, we did...More

Thank Pattylonzo8
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Reviewed yesterday

This zoo is the best I've ever been to. We've been multiple times and it never disappoints. Plenty of shade for hot days as well.

Thank Bob E
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Reviewed yesterday

Our grandkids had a great time. They were pretty hungry by the time we left because we didn't cash in our retirement to pay for the food at the food stands. Yes, you can bring your own food in, but you have to carry it...More

Thank 350wphma
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Reviewed yesterday

Excited to experience the new exhibit - Africa Rocks! Always recommend that the first time visitor take the bus tour first (price included in your ticket) and then head to the Panda exhibit which can get quite a line. The Sabertooth Grill has healthy options...More

Thank Deb A
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Reviewed yesterday

The San Dieog Zoo has always been a favorite spot of mine to visit. You can go for an hour or spend all day there.

Thank R P S
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Reviewed yesterday

The San Diego zoo is a premier one that has vastly improved over the years. Thanks to many kind benefactors including Joan Kroc the area has upgraded many of the animal enclosures to habitats which are both considerably more amenable to the animals aand better...More

Thank buddydwxyz
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Reviewed yesterday

Fantastic for the whole family...even elders. A shuttle service is available to allow EVERYONE full access to all exhibits. Plan an entire day..also be ready for some hiking between exhibits, which are located on plains, hills, ponds...very natural and spacious settings for the animals. Very...More

Thank theboyze
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Reviewed yesterday

This zoo is large and very detailed. We enjoyed the open exhibits and hidden pathways throughout the facility. The only thing we could not do was the panda exhibits due to a long line in the sun. My advice is to see the pandas first,...More

Thank kwelsh14
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Reviewed yesterday

Definitely a place to put on your bucket list. This place was ABSOLUTELY amazing from entrance to exit. Not just for kids...I think they said there were 33 baby animals born the week we were there in February. Definitely a place not to miss if...More

Thank kgrif253
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OneTwoThree456
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Ann F
29 May 2018|
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Response from Michael F | Reviewed this property |
Oh and do the polar Bears first cause you have to climb a steep incline if you have a stroller that is exhausting at the end of the day.
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Chloe d
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all animals are welcome everywhere in the city even the zoo
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