San Diego Zoo

★★★★☆
  • 2920 Zoo Dr

    San Diego, CA 92101

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  • 619-222-6362

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Sister park to my favorite Wild Animal, now San Diego Safari Park, there's a reason why it's called the best zoo in the world. I never understood my girlfriends snobbery about zoo's until I went to this one, the one she grew up with. The

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Sister park to my favorite Wild Animal, now San Diego Safari Park, there's a reason why it's called the best zoo in the world. I never understood my girlfriends snobbery about zoo's until I went to this one, the one she grew up with. The

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It was a wonderful day at the zoo. We got there when it opened and we were glad wehad bought our tickets on line since there was a pretty long line already. However, we enjoyed tolerable crowds before noon and saw a lot of the exhibits

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It was a wonderful day at the zoo. We got there when it opened and we were glad wehad bought our tickets on line since there was a pretty long line already. However, we enjoyed tolerable crowds before noon and saw a lot of the exhibits

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WOW!! I've only been here once or twice because it's so expensive but the price is totally worth it and you can tell the difference when compared to other zoos.\r
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I'm originally from St. Louis where we have a free zoo so I was surprised

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WOW!! I've only been here once or twice because it's so expensive but the price is totally worth it and you can tell the difference when compared to other zoos.\r
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I'm originally from St. Louis where we have a free zoo so I was surprised

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I went to this zoo in the summer and it was so hot but fun. There were more summery animals there. The flamigo area smelled pretty bad. The snake room kinda scared me since the glass was so clear. But this is a perfect plce to take your

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I went to this zoo in the summer and it was so hot but fun. There were more summery animals there. The flamigo area smelled pretty bad. The snake room kinda scared me since the glass was so clear. But this is a perfect plce to take your

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San Diego zoo is a really nice zoo, but I grew up my whole life believing this was going to be a holy grail of zoo experiences.

I really loved that there's no smoking anywhere in the zoo and the layout and landscaping are wonderful, but I

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San Diego zoo is a really nice zoo, but I grew up my whole life believing this was going to be a holy grail of zoo experiences.

I really loved that there's no smoking anywhere in the zoo and the layout and landscaping are wonderful, but I

Pros: Layout and landscaping - conservation programs - No Smoking!

Cons: Kid-tastic at times with strollers galore.

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I went here a couple of years ago and I had an unbelievable time here. I had high expectations of this place based on everything I had heard about it and it still blew me away. I just had so much fun in so many different parts of the park. The whole park was immaculate and the staff was firendly and helpful. The ticket price was very reasonable when you consider how big this place is. The monkey section was great because their living area kind of wraps around the walkway that you walk along. The polar bear exhibit was great and the safari ride was fantastic. Best of all was the orangutan section. They had a huge area where a group of about 6 orangutans lived. They were up and about and they entertained us with their antics for atleast 30 minutes. I am pretty sure I could have stayed there for half a day if we weren't on a tight schedule. This place is just fantastic and I can't wait to visit again.

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I went here a couple of years ago and I had an unbelievable time here. I had high expectations of this place based on everything I had heard about it and it still blew me away. I just had so much fun in so many different parts of the park. The whole park was immaculate and the staff was firendly and helpful. The ticket price was very reasonable when you consider how big this place is. The monkey section was great because their living area kind of wraps around the walkway that you walk along. The polar bear exhibit was great and the safari ride was fantastic. Best of all was the orangutan section. They had a huge area where a group of about 6 orangutans lived. They were up and about and they entertained us with their antics for atleast 30 minutes. I am pretty sure I could have stayed there for half a day if we weren't on a tight schedule. This place is just fantastic and I can't wait to visit again.

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Hands down, the San Diego Zoo is one of the best zoos in the U.S. I have been to many zoos and they are the most unique and most friendly staff bunch yet. I loved going here as a kid and even enjoy it more as an adult. The price is affordable and if you are vacationing in San Diego, don't leave without going to the zoo first. You will not be disappointed.

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Hands down, the San Diego Zoo is one of the best zoos in the U.S. I have been to many zoos and they are the most unique and most friendly staff bunch yet. I loved going here as a kid and even enjoy it more as an adult. The price is affordable and if you are vacationing in San Diego, don't leave without going to the zoo first. You will not be disappointed.

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Summer Nights is ruined by the lame and boring bird show. My GF and I are San Diego Zoo members. We spent many, many nights there last summer, and enjoyed closing it out each time with the excellent show in the Hunte Amphitheater. As winter drug on we looked forward to when it would again be night time zoo time.
We went to the opening and were so disappointed. I thought, so that's what the desk jockey's that run the zoo think of me - the customer. We went back a week later and we could see that this was going no where. Bird shows at best are lame. This bird show is lost. It is like an embarrassing rehearsal of a 2nd grade play, and even the host claims that it will improve. I doubt that it will, and even if it did, I don't want to be the test audience.
We have now turned our attention to Sea World. They have an incredible deal going right now. The Silver Pass offers free parking (a $12.00 value) and 26 months of unlimited entrance for only $150.00. We have gone twice now and will not look back at the zoo until they feature a good show. We are telling this to all of our friends, relatives and co workers also.

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Summer Nights is ruined by the lame and boring bird show. My GF and I are San Diego Zoo members. We spent many, many nights there last summer, and enjoyed closing it out each time with the excellent show in the Hunte Amphitheater. As winter drug on we looked forward to when it would again be night time zoo time.
We went to the opening and were so disappointed. I thought, so that's what the desk jockey's that run the zoo think of me - the customer. We went back a week later and we could see that this was going no where. Bird shows at best are lame. This bird show is lost. It is like an embarrassing rehearsal of a 2nd grade play, and even the host claims that it will improve. I doubt that it will, and even if it did, I don't want to be the test audience.
We have now turned our attention to Sea World. They have an incredible deal going right now. The Silver Pass offers free parking (a $12.00 value) and 26 months of unlimited entrance for only $150.00. We have gone twice now and will not look back at the zoo until they feature a good show. We are telling this to all of our friends, relatives and co workers also.

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My family goes to the zoo all the time and we are San Diego residents. We bring our lunch and see the animals and sit and have a picnic. We have annual passes which are pretty inexpensive. We love this place

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My family goes to the zoo all the time and we are San Diego residents. We bring our lunch and see the animals and sit and have a picnic. We have annual passes which are pretty inexpensive. We love this place

Pros: Free Parking

Cons: food is expensive

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I kept hearing and reading what a terrific zoo SDZ is, and I was disappointed. I love zoos, so we had to stop in while visiting LA. If your goal is to see a FEW animals, you'll be satisfied and love it. But I like to see all the animals and they make it impossible. There's no direction to the zoo. Paths wind in all types of directions and on multiple levels, so you have to backtrack all day long. I can't tell you how many people we saw trying to figure out where they were on the useless maps they hand out. Not worth the money when I can go to other zoos for less and get more enjoyment.

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I kept hearing and reading what a terrific zoo SDZ is, and I was disappointed. I love zoos, so we had to stop in while visiting LA. If your goal is to see a FEW animals, you'll be satisfied and love it. But I like to see all the animals and they make it impossible. There's no direction to the zoo. Paths wind in all types of directions and on multiple levels, so you have to backtrack all day long. I can't tell you how many people we saw trying to figure out where they were on the useless maps they hand out. Not worth the money when I can go to other zoos for less and get more enjoyment.

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The zoo is a great place to take people who are visiting from out of town. It is relatively cheap compared to sea world, and much more fun. A ticket is around $30 and well worth it when you see the size of the zoo!

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The zoo is a great place to take people who are visiting from out of town. It is relatively cheap compared to sea world, and much more fun. A ticket is around $30 and well worth it when you see the size of the zoo!

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when i went here i was so excited to see the animals but more than half of them were sleeping or hiding away which was so disappointing. it was still really fun though and the expensive food was always good

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when i went here i was so excited to see the animals but more than half of them were sleeping or hiding away which was so disappointing. it was still really fun though and the expensive food was always good

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i love animals and coming here for a class project gave me the opportunity to observe them. the zoo is so big and has such a great variety of animals. the only downside is that you have to walk everywhere. i love the koalas and the pandas. the hippopotums was AMAZINGG. :D

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i love animals and coming here for a class project gave me the opportunity to observe them. the zoo is so big and has such a great variety of animals. the only downside is that you have to walk everywhere. i love the koalas and the pandas. the hippopotums was AMAZINGG. :D

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The SD Zoo is amazing. Their exhibits are so neat to walk through, you forget where you are.With all the hills it can be a good work-out though if you decide to skip the bus tours and only walk.

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The SD Zoo is amazing. Their exhibits are so neat to walk through, you forget where you are.With all the hills it can be a good work-out though if you decide to skip the bus tours and only walk.

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I grew up in Washington, DC where my dad was curator at the National Zoo my whole life. So, I know zoos!! The San Diego Zoo is outstanding. It is worth every dime purchasing a zoo membership. In the summertime, we go to the nighttime zoo and enjoy the spectacular extras like the painters and the living statuary. Albert's Restaurant is great for a nice glass of wine and light meal, making it worth the visit all the more!

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I grew up in Washington, DC where my dad was curator at the National Zoo my whole life. So, I know zoos!! The San Diego Zoo is outstanding. It is worth every dime purchasing a zoo membership. In the summertime, we go to the nighttime zoo and enjoy the spectacular extras like the painters and the living statuary. Albert's Restaurant is great for a nice glass of wine and light meal, making it worth the visit all the more!

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The San Diego zoo is a world class zoo. The exhibits are built for the animals, not the spectators. You may not always see the animal, but it is the closest to the animals natural environments I have ever seen in a zoo. Check out the pandas!

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The San Diego zoo is a world class zoo. The exhibits are built for the animals, not the spectators. You may not always see the animal, but it is the closest to the animals natural environments I have ever seen in a zoo. Check out the pandas!

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I love visiting this place! I have to agree with what others say that it is the most beautiful zoo anywhere. It is not only great for the opportunity to see all these amazing animals but also a perfect place to walk around for exercising. What a way to keep in shape!! I have always found the grounds very clean, and the staff helpful and friendly.
No wonder people from all the world love to visit the SD Zoo!!

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I love visiting this place! I have to agree with what others say that it is the most beautiful zoo anywhere. It is not only great for the opportunity to see all these amazing animals but also a perfect place to walk around for exercising. What a way to keep in shape!! I have always found the grounds very clean, and the staff helpful and friendly.
No wonder people from all the world love to visit the SD Zoo!!

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The San Diego zoo is very nice. It tends to be a little expensive but well worth the money. The exhibits are nicely maintained. There is such a large variety of animals the see. The ski ride was a lot of fun too. It was nice to see the zoo from so high in the air.Great place to go while in San Diego

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The San Diego zoo is very nice. It tends to be a little expensive but well worth the money. The exhibits are nicely maintained. There is such a large variety of animals the see. The ski ride was a lot of fun too. It was nice to see the zoo from so high in the air.Great place to go while in San Diego

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The San Diego Zoo is constantly being renewed with special exhibits and programs. Different kinds of programs are offered throughout the year. Last week my wife and I enjoyed a "Sunrise Surprise Stroll". It was a guided walk, 7:30-9:00am, giving us adults an up-close, behind the scenes look before the zoo opened to the public. We were a group of about 30 people with a very enjoyable funny guide who knew the Zoo inside out. We went to two locations and talked to the keeper at each. I have been going to the Zoo for years but this really was fun and opened a whole new dimension. The keepers are highly trained professions with years of experience and love their job. If you are interested in this guided tour act quickly because those 30 openings fill up fast. Tell them CitySearch sent you. Did you know that the plant collection at the zoo is actually more valuable than the animals? Check out the web logs by the zoo's horticulturists, arborists, and gardeners. I've been a member of the zoo for many years. It's one of the best bargains in San Diego. You get free admission for a whole year and many others things. My wife and I go just when the zoo opens, walk for about 4 hours and then leave for some other activities. A membership is a very enjoyable way to start a Saturday. www.sandiegozoo.o... Oh, and by the way, TripAdvisor just voted our "San Diego Zoo" as the #10 U.S. tourist attraction. (Sure, I know! Why not #1?) It's in good company: Orlando, Cirque du Soleil Las Vegas, Hana Highway Maui, Grand Canyon, Central Park, Alcatraz, Top of the Rock Observation Deck NY, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Bellagio Fountains Las Vegas.

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The San Diego Zoo is constantly being renewed with special exhibits and programs. Different kinds of programs are offered throughout the year. Last week my wife and I enjoyed a "Sunrise Surprise Stroll". It was a guided walk, 7:30-9:00am, giving us adults an up-close, behind the scenes look before the zoo opened to the public. We were a group of about 30 people with a very enjoyable funny guide who knew the Zoo inside out. We went to two locations and talked to the keeper at each. I have been going to the Zoo for years but this really was fun and opened a whole new dimension. The keepers are highly trained professions with years of experience and love their job. If you are interested in this guided tour act quickly because those 30 openings fill up fast. Tell them CitySearch sent you. Did you know that the plant collection at the zoo is actually more valuable than the animals? Check out the web logs by the zoo's horticulturists, arborists, and gardeners. I've been a member of the zoo for many years. It's one of the best bargains in San Diego. You get free admission for a whole year and many others things. My wife and I go just when the zoo opens, walk for about 4 hours and then leave for some other activities. A membership is a very enjoyable way to start a Saturday. www.sandiegozoo.o... Oh, and by the way, TripAdvisor just voted our "San Diego Zoo" as the #10 U.S. tourist attraction. (Sure, I know! Why not #1?) It's in good company: Orlando, Cirque du Soleil Las Vegas, Hana Highway Maui, Grand Canyon, Central Park, Alcatraz, Top of the Rock Observation Deck NY, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Bellagio Fountains Las Vegas.

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I have never enjoyed visiting a zoo like I did at San Dieago Zoo. It is HUGE and because it is so big they provide a bus service throughout the zoo. My favorite is the polar bear exibit. There were 2 polar bears living in this particular exibit. Their exibit had huge blocks of ice their own pool. Each of the animals that are housed in the zoo lives exactly how they would live in their natural habitat. We got to see a baby panda bear that was only a few months old. I could of spent another day here just to make sure I didnt miss anything

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I have never enjoyed visiting a zoo like I did at San Dieago Zoo. It is HUGE and because it is so big they provide a bus service throughout the zoo. My favorite is the polar bear exibit. There were 2 polar bears living in this particular exibit. Their exibit had huge blocks of ice their own pool. Each of the animals that are housed in the zoo lives exactly how they would live in their natural habitat. We got to see a baby panda bear that was only a few months old. I could of spent another day here just to make sure I didnt miss anything

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San diego zoo is one of the most famous in the country and lives to its reputations. The collection of animals here is amazing. They also have one of the few giant pandas in the country and have a special program going on for conservation of pandas. The zoo routes are well designed and well maintained . There are few other rides, snack shop is great and you can buy some pretty souvenirs from the gift shop

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San diego zoo is one of the most famous in the country and lives to its reputations. The collection of animals here is amazing. They also have one of the few giant pandas in the country and have a special program going on for conservation of pandas. The zoo routes are well designed and well maintained . There are few other rides, snack shop is great and you can buy some pretty souvenirs from the gift shop

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The San diego zoo is kind of ok and overhyped. There are some nice animals on display like the panda bear which are not displayed elsewhere but overall they have fewer animal exhibits and we found more humans than animals in this area. The restaurents in the zoo are quite expensive too.

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The San diego zoo is kind of ok and overhyped. There are some nice animals on display like the panda bear which are not displayed elsewhere but overall they have fewer animal exhibits and we found more humans than animals in this area. The restaurents in the zoo are quite expensive too.

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The San Diego Zoo is by far the best in the nation and perhaps the best in the world. One of only two locations in the United States with giant pandas, this zoo has truly earned its world famous reputation. Visiting not only allows you to see amazing animals in extremely well engineered habitats, but your admission, food, and souvenir purchases help to support zoological research that will save these animals in the wild.

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The San Diego Zoo is by far the best in the nation and perhaps the best in the world. One of only two locations in the United States with giant pandas, this zoo has truly earned its world famous reputation. Visiting not only allows you to see amazing animals in extremely well engineered habitats, but your admission, food, and souvenir purchases help to support zoological research that will save these animals in the wild.

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If you want to visit a zoo that is the end all, be all, to zoos, you can't miss the San Diego Zoo!!! It is so big, we couldn't see it in the one day that we had there!! It was just fabulous. There is such a wide variety of animals, and the habitat that these animals are kept in are just awesome. The staff are very knowledgeable and friendly, and you couldn't ask for a nicer place to have a zoo of this caliber. I highly recommend the San Diego Zoo!!!

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If you want to visit a zoo that is the end all, be all, to zoos, you can't miss the San Diego Zoo!!! It is so big, we couldn't see it in the one day that we had there!! It was just fabulous. There is such a wide variety of animals, and the habitat that these animals are kept in are just awesome. The staff are very knowledgeable and friendly, and you couldn't ask for a nicer place to have a zoo of this caliber. I highly recommend the San Diego Zoo!!!

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This zoo is pretty great. Make sure you wear tennis shoes because there is a lot of walking and many of it is at an incline. The exhibits are nice and well kept. It does get crowded but not to a point where it's unpleasant. The price of food inside the park isn't unreasonable, they have really great kids meals that include a free bucket - which is great if your kids can't eat the whole meal all at once or it's good for carrying those little suvinears. The gift shops are beautiful, a variety of gifts. Once a year they have a admission free day - it is worth going online and finding out when it is. Our family really enjoyed our time at the zoo. The often have special programs at night that are unique to the time of year so check that out too!!

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This zoo is pretty great. Make sure you wear tennis shoes because there is a lot of walking and many of it is at an incline. The exhibits are nice and well kept. It does get crowded but not to a point where it's unpleasant. The price of food inside the park isn't unreasonable, they have really great kids meals that include a free bucket - which is great if your kids can't eat the whole meal all at once or it's good for carrying those little suvinears. The gift shops are beautiful, a variety of gifts. Once a year they have a admission free day - it is worth going online and finding out when it is. Our family really enjoyed our time at the zoo. The often have special programs at night that are unique to the time of year so check that out too!!

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the san diego zoo is a great place to take your kids for a day or two. they have some wonderful exhibits with lots of different animals from around the world, all in one place. they do a great job keeping the park clean, but the only thing i can't stand is the smell, which is probably what you think it is.

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the san diego zoo is a great place to take your kids for a day or two. they have some wonderful exhibits with lots of different animals from around the world, all in one place. they do a great job keeping the park clean, but the only thing i can't stand is the smell, which is probably what you think it is.

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This zoo is definatly anything but boring. It has great animals that are fun to see and greta for a family outing. I had alot of fun the day i went and it wasn't to exspensive either.

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This zoo is definatly anything but boring. It has great animals that are fun to see and greta for a family outing. I had alot of fun the day i went and it wasn't to exspensive either.

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Prefect place for a family outing that is not only an enjoyable place to be at but also and educational place especially for young kids. The park is well kept and clean. There is a lot of parking and the area surrounding the park is just as great as the zoo itself.

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Prefect place for a family outing that is not only an enjoyable place to be at but also and educational place especially for young kids. The park is well kept and clean. There is a lot of parking and the area surrounding the park is just as great as the zoo itself.

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Go ahead and take the kids to the zoo, better yet take a date. The zoo has something for everyone and if you bring your own food its not too expensive. Make sure you plan all day if you've never been there, you'll want to see some shows and have time to check out all the great exhibits. On occassion the food can be adequate, but face it thats not why you go to the zoo, so park and go!

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Go ahead and take the kids to the zoo, better yet take a date. The zoo has something for everyone and if you bring your own food its not too expensive. Make sure you plan all day if you've never been there, you'll want to see some shows and have time to check out all the great exhibits. On occassion the food can be adequate, but face it thats not why you go to the zoo, so park and go!

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The Zoo is an amazing attraction for all ages. There are many exhibits filled with rare and endangered animals. The Panda exhibit is one of a kind, as well as the Polar Bears. The exhibits always have creative ways to show animals in their natural habitats.

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The Zoo is an amazing attraction for all ages. There are many exhibits filled with rare and endangered animals. The Panda exhibit is one of a kind, as well as the Polar Bears. The exhibits always have creative ways to show animals in their natural habitats.

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This is a wonderful zoo it has a wide variety of animals, and is well known in the world for its excellent breeding abilities. They have many facinating animals and have an albino koala and tiger. Kids love it and so do the adulsts. There are also entertaining as well as educational bus rides and shows.

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This is a wonderful zoo it has a wide variety of animals, and is well known in the world for its excellent breeding abilities. They have many facinating animals and have an albino koala and tiger. Kids love it and so do the adulsts. There are also entertaining as well as educational bus rides and shows.

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Thw San Diego zoo has to be one of the best zoo's in the world. They have dedicated thier zoological organization towards the preservation of animals and thier habitats. I could spend weeks in this place exploring all the different eco systems and bioms. The more popular exibits can be a little crowded at times but there are plenty of things to see off the beaten path.

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Thw San Diego zoo has to be one of the best zoo's in the world. They have dedicated thier zoological organization towards the preservation of animals and thier habitats. I could spend weeks in this place exploring all the different eco systems and bioms. The more popular exibits can be a little crowded at times but there are plenty of things to see off the beaten path.

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A world class zoo by every standard. A very nice place to take your family. The animal selection was complex and interesting. They cover many different types of environments and habitats. There are suppose to be 4000+ animals in this zoo I saw at least a few 100. You need at least 1 full day to enjoy this zoo.

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A world class zoo by every standard. A very nice place to take your family. The animal selection was complex and interesting. They cover many different types of environments and habitats. There are suppose to be 4000+ animals in this zoo I saw at least a few 100. You need at least 1 full day to enjoy this zoo.

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