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Heritage Park Zoo

#8 of 70 things to do in Prescott Features Animals
1403 Heritage Park Rd, Prescott, AZ 86301-6001
+1 928-778-4242
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Great family place.

Fun day, enlightening too. Highly recommend even though I am not a fan of zoos. It was well... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2016
Chino Valley, Arizona
Nice smaller zoo

We went in May 2016, it was our first visit. It's a very cute zoo. Small, but they utilize their... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2016
Jesse P
Tucson, Arizona
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Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary is a non-profit wildlife sanctuary, dedicated to the conservation and protection of native and exotic animals. Located in scenic Prescott, Arizona, the sanctuary provides a source of recreation, education and entertainment for all ages. With the mission of "Conservation through Education," Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary provides a unique and up-close experience with animals visitors may see nowhere else. Animals at Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary all have a story to tell and lesson to teach. We currently house more than 200 animals on our grounds - among them a Bengal Tiger, two Black Bears, two Clouded Leopard siblings, Mexican Gray Wolves, Bobcats, Lynx, Lemurs, various reptiles, and one of the largest tarantula displays in the Southwest.
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  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1403 Heritage Park Rd, Prescott, AZ 86301-6001
+1 928-778-4242
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Reviewed 6 June 2016

Fun day, enlightening too. Highly recommend even though I am not a fan of zoos. It was well maintained.

Thank barefootchaplain
Reviewed 24 May 2016

We went in May 2016, it was our first visit. It's a very cute zoo. Small, but they utilize their space very well. Many local type of animals (they acquired many through injuries in the wild) but they're nice to see and seem to have...More

2  Thank Jesse P
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I have visited lots of zoos. I know this wasn't a zoo in the true sense of zoo but more of a rescue/ sanctuary type place but I was disappointed. Some of the exhibits had pieces of paper glued to the windows...More

Thank Kristi G
Reviewed 22 May 2016

Heritage Park Zoo is does not your typical collection of exotic animals from other countries, but mostly indigenous animals that have been orphaned or injured in some way. Some of the animals have come from other zoos that have closed or did not have room...More

1  Thank DeeAnn M
Reviewed 12 May 2016

My family and I have been coming to this zoo monthly for two years now. The staff is rude and pretentious and have made me uncomfortable every time I go. The only reason I go so often is that I have two young children that...More

Thank jefe0le
Reviewed 9 May 2016

The park is small and not cheap but it is mainly a rescue and is fairly well maintained and the staff is very friendly. They took time with us to share some insights on a few of the animals which we appreciated. We had children...More

Thank Robert W
Reviewed 6 May 2016

Great place to take the kids of any age or just you by yourself. All the animals living here have a story. They were rescued from some sort of injury, abandonment or other cruel and unusual circumstance. It is just a nice little animal park....More

1  Thank Dee D
Reviewed 29 April 2016

The Heritage Park Zoo is a a non-profit wildlife sanctuary and sits on ten acres north of Prescott and overlooks Willow Lake. It is open every day of the year and located off of Willow Creek Road across from Embry Riddle. Besides the naturally landscaped...More

Thank CaptnGphs
Reviewed 25 April 2016

We were rather disappointed that other than the zookeeper who fed the bear no one welcomed us, asked if we had questions or went out of their way to be friendly. aI

Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Nice selection of animals. Unfortunately we were ther in early afternoon and many animals were in there shelters so we couldn't see them.

Thank Donald S
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Mandi L
How long do most people spend here? Is there a restaurant on site?
7 June 2017|
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Response from ALT44 | Reviewed this property |
We spent about an hour there. As others have noted, it is a very small zoo, and no food is available. And definitely go in the morning during the summer!
Bruce F
Is it possible to bring my dog to the zoo?
7 December 2016|
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Response from HPZS_86301 | Property representative |
Hi Bruce, Thank you for inquiring. Our current policy is that only service animals are allowed on grounds. We are HUGE animal lovers here, and in a perfect world we'd all be able to take our dogs everywhere, but because we... More
Hi, my husband and I are possibly moving to Prescott. I have always wanted to work with animals. I have a huge heart for them and have rescued a good amount. I also understand some animal behavior and own quite a varied pet family of my own. I have always wanted to work at a zoo! :) I was wondering if you have volunteer opportunities. Thank you
5 February 2016|
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Response from AZnewbe | Reviewed this property |
Here is the Contact source for the Heritage Zoo. You might try searching the "Heritage Zoo" with one of the search engines. They have a Contact site. Policy won't let me send you the HTML or website link?