Fodor's Expert Review Reid Park Zoo

Central Tucson Zoo/Aquarium

This small but well-designed zoo won't tax the children's—or your—patience. There are plenty of shady places to sit, a well-stocked gift shop, and a snack bar to rev you up when your energy flags. You can feed carrots to the zoo's friendly giraffes each morning at 10 ($2) and ride a camel ($7). The African elephants habitat is also popular, especially since the arrival of baby elephant Nandi, in 2014. If you're visiting in summer, go early in the day when the animals are active.

Zoo/Aquarium Family

Quick Facts

1100 S. Randolph Way
Tucson, Arizona  85716, USA


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: $9, Sept.–May, daily 9–4; June–Aug., daily 8–3

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