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Reid Park Zoo

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Closed Now: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Excellent way to spend the day

This is an enjoyable outing at least once per year. They do a great job of keeping this zoo... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Tucson, Arizona
Fun family adventure

A wonderful small zoo, easy to do in a half day. Expanded elephant habitat is a hit,as well as the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tucson, Arizona
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Reid Park Zoo is a hidden gem, nestled in the center of Tucson, and is the perfect place to enjoy time outside while discovering the wonders of wildlife.
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3400 E Zoo Ct, Tucson, AZ 85716-5872
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is an enjoyable outing at least once per year. They do a great job of keeping this zoo maintained and the animals seem to be quite content living here. Give it a try, you'll like it and probably return.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

An hour can be well-spent at this nicely designed zoo. This zoo still has elephants, while many others have stopped housing them.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank George V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A nice few hours here and a small zoo trying hard to keep up. It just need that extra money to update it and renew old worn out parts. Glass viewing windows to the bears was so dirty we couldn’t see through it. Some very...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JP070766
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful small zoo, easy to do in a half day. Expanded elephant habitat is a hit,as well as the young Grizzlies who are often energetic. A fine breeding facility with a nice touch for families.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Turkey2Tucson
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love Reid Park Zoo. The animals are a delight, and the grounds are lovely. The keepers and docents are friendly and knowledgeable. I have an annual membership, and enjoy visiting the zoo for a quiet morning walk as well as many of the special...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank michelee20
Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

My grandaughters favorite outing. She is 5 and loves feeding the giraffes the carrots provided by the staff. Next stop is always the entertaining monkeys with a last stop at the dippindot truck.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Catherine M
Reviewed November 4, 2018

Really enjoyed this small zoo had many areas to walk around to and the animals all seemed well cared for. The grounds are clean and the staff was quick to answer questions and talk about the exhibits! The admission is only $10.50 for a adult,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank john D
Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

Pre paid for tickets to boo at the zoo, showed up, and had to park about 300 yards away.walked over and had to wait in line about 45 minutes. Got inside and realized this is the smalled zoo we have ever seen with the kargest...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sean R
Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I visited Reid Park Zoo in October of 2018. To be honest I didn’t have high hopes for it given the roads to get to the zoo and the weird entrance to the zoo. Nonetheless we were pleasantly surprised upon going through...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

This is not a large zoo but it is very nice. I spent about 2 hours there and seen all the animals. It's very clean and laid out very well. They had tigers, beautiful lions lots of elephants a little bit of everything to enjoy....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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April 1, 2018|
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Response from Jojoaz83 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. The last two gave you some good tips. I’m only going to add that the Sonoran Desert Museum is mostly dirt paths. So if you have a stroller, small kids or walking restrictions this can be challenging. Also once you are... More
Jerry C
December 20, 2017|
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Response from jessiso | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know. I don’t remember seeing anything like that but definitely call them- very friendly and receptive.
Joanne T
November 22, 2017|
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Response from jessiso | Reviewed this property |
I don’t remember but check the website for their list of affiliate zoos. We got in free because of that but in general, prices were low.