Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe Travel Guide

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Phoenix Zoo

  • 455 N. Galvin Pkwy. Map It
  • Phoenix
  • Zoo/Aquarium

Published 11/18/2015

Fodor's Review

Four designated trails wind through this 125-acre zoo, replicating such habitats as an African savanna and a tropical rainforest. Meerkats, warthogs, desert bighorn sheep, and the endangered Arabian oryx are among the unusual sights. The zoo is full of interactive stops for kids of all sizes. Harmony Farm introduces youngsters to small mammals, and a stop at the Big Red Barn petting zoo provides a chance to interact with goats, cows, and more. In December the zoo stays open late (until 10) for the popular "ZooLights" exhibit, which transforms the area into an enchanted forest of more than 225 million twinkling lights, many in the shape of the zoo's residents. Starry Safari Friday Nights in summer are fun, too.

Sight Information


455 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, Arizona, 85008, USA

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Sight Details:

  • $20
  • Sept.–May, daily 9–4; June–Aug., daily 7–2. Hrs vary by month and weather; check website for details. ZooLights extends holiday hrs until 10.

Published 11/18/2015


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