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Phoenix Zoo

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Neighbourhood: Camelback East
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Address: 455 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85008-3431
Phone Number: +1 602-286-3800
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 14:00
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Visit the Phoenix Zoo and explore a wondrous world of curiosity,...

Visit the Phoenix Zoo and explore a wondrous world of curiosity, imagination and discovery. For more than half a century, the Zoo and its animals have amazed guests from across Phoenix and around the globe. Whether you are on the lookout for awe-inspiring Asian elephants, on safari to spot the great Sumatran tiger or seeking towering giraffes roaming the savanna - a day at the Zoo offers adventures like no other place in the Valley.

With cafes, shops, lush gardens and exciting experiences like Stingray Bay, Giraffe Encounter, Monkey Village, Safari Train, 4-D Theater and many more, your visit to the Zoo will be memorable for the entire family.

The Phoenix Zoo is one of the nation's largest non-profit zoos, committed to conservation and providing experiences that inspire people and motivate them to care for the natural world.

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We spent a few hours at this zoo and enjoyed the exhibits, ate lunch, and had a good walk. They had some unique lego exhibits along the way. I think the giraffes were my favorite... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

there is a lot of walking so bring comfortable shoes, you can bring food in or get food at the concession stand. there is a area for the kids with a petting zoo,monkey village is a must see with the monkeys walking cageless around you. you can ride camels and pet sting rays. a fun place for the whole family.

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Thank omar c
Hammond, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Such a wonderful sight to see. Loved, loved the Lego displays. We took plenty of pictures and videos of all the sights and sounds to see. Enjoyed the light display set to music. Should add carollers strolling. I'm sure nearby schools have choirs. Just an idea.

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Thank Cindy C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Phoenix Zoo is a great place to spend a day. Having been to multiple zoos, I can say that this zoo is very well laid out and is quite pleasant to walk through. It's large enough with a good number of exhibits to take up a whole day easily. The exhibits are well designed so that its clear that... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a great night of entertainment and beauty. The Zoo Lights are just outstanding from static display to animals in motion and one area where lights are responding to music around the Zoo Lake. This year they have incredible Lego art pieces scattered around the walk. It can be cold as this is a night event. You will be... More 

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Thank Robert K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went with no kids and hour before they closed. Phoenix has a wonderful zoo and that in itself is not to be missed. The lego exhibit runs through January 2. Throughout the zoo are wonderful lego sculptures with info on the thousands of lego bricks and time it took to create each one. They are very spread out through the... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Zoo Lights is a must for all ages. But, bundle up, because even though it is Phoenix, it is downright chilly. If your budget is tight, bring Along a thermos of hot chocolate and a little snack...the prices are a little outrageous. There are thousands of lights, music and a phenonomal light show, and let's not forget all of the... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a yearly treat for me and it is so worth the trip. The music and lights are so beautiful......

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the best time to spend your vacation time off whatever Phoenix Arizona best weather always something to do always somewhere to go

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What a great family night-time activity! Lots of parking attendants directing traffic, there was a line to get tickets around 7:15 pm (no line at 8:30 when we left) and lots of families with kids and strollers. The lights are spectacular - animals of all kinds, trees wrapped to their tips, and Tarns-Siberian Orchestra music and lights choreographed at their... More 

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Miami, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We spent a few hours at this zoo and enjoyed the exhibits, ate lunch, and had a good walk. They had some unique lego exhibits along the way. I think the giraffes were my favorite of the animals.

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