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Roger Williams Park Zoo

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Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Jack O Lantern Wow

The Jack O Lantern Festival is a wonderful experience. There are over 5,000+ pumpkins on display... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Photographic Wonderland

Our host daughter is taking a photography class & we thought the Jack O Lantern festival would be a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Located amid 40 acres of beautiful woodlands, the Roger Williams Park Zoo provides visitors the opportunity to see animals from all over the globe – some more than a million years old. Naturalistic surroundings are home to more than 100 species of...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
1000 Elmwood Ave, Providence, RI 02907-3659
+1 401-785-3510
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Reviewed yesterday

There are hundreds of what I imagine are beautifully carved pumpkins - IF you can get to them! Do not go on a Saturday. We drove from MA for it. Had tickets for 8pm and didn't get in until 9:15! At this time they let...More

Thank Cynthiawis
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Jack O Lantern Festival is a wonderful experience. There are over 5,000+ pumpkins on display. There are lights in the trees. The areas are divided into different areas. There is a display of all the famous people who died during the year. There is...More

Thank SecretaryHOA
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Been trying for years to attend this nationally famous pumpkin display at zoo in evenings during October (we drove in from CT). Arrived at 6:15pm on Saturday (it opens at 6) to find nearly a 1 mile backup of cars waiting to get into entrance...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Our host daughter is taking a photography class & we thought the Jack O Lantern festival would be a perfect place to practice night photography. She was awed & thankful! We purchased our tickets online & selected our arrival time. Parking wasn’t an issue, we...More

Thank Doris D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Phenomenal find!!! Breathtaking. Excellent for all ages. Walk along path showing 5,000+ carved pumpkins. Great for Halloween family fun!!

Thank Suzanne B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The zoo is maintained very well. It is clean and in great shape. There are a lot of bathrooms which also seemed to be well maintained. The animals seem content and don't look miserable. The spaces to see the animals are great, too. It's a...More

Thank ashandshawnadventure
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Roger Williams Zoo on Columbus Day weekend. We attended the Jack O' Lantern Spectacular on Saturday night. We were in town for a hockey tournament and took the team. The price point is a bit high for the value. I think $12...More

Thank cindyaryan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hi All! This Zoo is very interactive, a rare find for many. It had many hand on activities for young children (ours are 7, 4, and 3), including a tree house, artwork area, and farm life. In the farm life area, the kids walk up...More

Thank Chrissie_626
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is WAY better than Boston's zoo. Not that far from Boston, so GO if you are in or near Boston area. Some unusual animals here that I had not seen at other zoos. All the animals seemed happy, well cared for, and with natural...More

Thank wanderingconstance11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Zoo was clean overall and had nice facilities. Animal habitats seemed well kept. Was nice to see how engaging zoo staff was with children. Was also much larger than anticipating.

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July 27, 2018|
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Response from Davedog14 | Reviewed this property |
Eight is a great age...there will be numerous attractions that would appeal to him.
July 27, 2018|
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Response from RWPZoo | Property representative |
The Zoo is geared towards all ages. See more than 100 species of animals including African elephants, Masai giraffe, cheetahs, a komodo dragon and more. We'd highly recommend stopping by our Big Backyard exhibit area which... More
April 21, 2018|
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Response from hdthequeen | Reviewed this property |
I think three hours is plenty.