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Roger Williams Park Zoo

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Address: 1000 Elmwood Ave, Providence, RI 02907-3659
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+1 401-785-3510
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10:00 - 17:00
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Roger Williams Park Zoo, one of the nation's oldest, exhibits 100 rare and...

Roger Williams Park Zoo, one of the nation's oldest, exhibits 100 rare and fascinating species from around the world including African elephant, giraffes, moon bears, snow leopards, flamingos, harbor seals, timber rattlesnakes and more in naturalistic enclosures. The Zoo also features seasonal activities, family-friendly education programs, and special evening events, like the nationally acclaimed Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular, scheduled throughout the year. In addition, the Zoo participates in collaborative conservation and breeding programs to help ensure the future survival of threatened and endangered species both locally and around the world. Visit our website for more information.

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Small but worthwhile

This zoo is small but very nicely laid out. There are favorite animals like elephants and giraffe, but also less commonly seen animals like tree kangaroos. Besides the giraffe... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Laura C
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Yorktown Heights, New York
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Yorktown Heights, New York
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This zoo is small but very nicely laid out. There are favorite animals like elephants and giraffe, but also less commonly seen animals like tree kangaroos. Besides the giraffe being outside, there is an indoor giraffe area with a zoo keeper answering questions. There is a great farm area for the kids complete with a play farm stand and play... More 

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Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great selection of species. Docents on site add incredibly to the enjoyment of a visit, they have so many stories, facts, and trivia. There is so much to learn about - and the animals are incredibly well taken care of.

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Thank Caribbean-Fun-Diver
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Love going to the zoo and seeing all the animals. They just put a Kamodo Dragon and alligator exhibits in the park and doing extensive renovations are happening.. . Always a great walk

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Thank Jenn S
Charleston, South Carolina
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A visit in spring is richly rewarded at this extensive, lushly wooded retreat just a few minutes outside downtown Providence. Anchored by its excellent Botanical Center, which is handsomely filled with exotic plantings, it's just the place to decompress.

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Thank tarwolf
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I am not really a good person to judge the zoo. But the price is decent there are plenty of exotic animals and some food in the food court is pretty decent.

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Thank Fabiola M
Douglas, Mass.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a wonderful experience; the staff is friendly, kind and caring. The animals are well kept and quite diverse. The walking paths are so lovely and expertly gardened. If you want to see wild animals, this is the place to go. Expect to be there for a couple of hours and bring your camera. It is a lot of... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been members for 5 years now. Every time we go, we see something new. It really doesn't matter the weather, it is always such an enjoyable experience. And, well, there are red pandas!

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Thank dkeithbruce
Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect sized zoo for children. Exhibits are close together and well-maintained. In the same park area is a carousel and pond for rides. The fee to enter is well worth the cost because the grounds are clean and inviting.

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Thank Darlene43
Herstmonceux, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an excellent zoo! It is ideally sized for children to explore the animals, which are zoned into areas where they come from. They can safely run around and with good viewing places they can easily see the many animals on show. It flows well with no time for boredom. Eating places are reasonably priced. A well thought out zoo... More 

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Thank Sue S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great zoo for the money! Highly recommend it! I used to take my daughter and neice all the time when they were younger. They have picnic tables and food sold on the premises.

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