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Charles Paddock Zoo

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9305 Pismo Ave, Atascadero, CA 93422-4939
+1 805-461-5080
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Great small zoo!

I love this zoo! It's not large and it doesn't take all day to go through it. I buy the annual... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2016
Scott C
Atascadero, California
Cozy zoo with unique animals in reachable distance

Relaxing non rushed experience there with less crowd and unique animals. You can cover the entire... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2016
bay area
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9305 Pismo Ave, Atascadero, CA 93422-4939
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

I love this zoo! It's not large and it doesn't take all day to go through it. I buy the annual family pass and enjoy just walking through it periodically. For a small zoo, they have a fair selection of animals including a tiger. Great...More

Thank Scott C
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Relaxing non rushed experience there with less crowd and unique animals. You can cover the entire zoo in less than 45 mins so this is good and bad depending on what you are looking for. The animals are accessible more closer so great option to...More

Thank bay_area_boss
Reviewed 5 August 2016

What a great little zoo. With exception to the front desk staff, the staff were friendly, explaining feeding procedures, animal habits, and allowing my children to pick places to put food for the Fossa in its enclosure. To clarify, my kids were on the outside...More

Thank Anthony M
Reviewed 31 July 2016

I enjoy visiting small town attractions such as the zoo in Atascadero. While it obviously can't compete with the major metropolitan zoos it still had quite a lot to offer in a very relaxed atmosphere. If you have an hour or two to spare when...More

1  Thank flyboy1946
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Lots of improvements have been made, and overall is a great atmosphere. Nice exhibits, summer camp programs look cool.

Thank Spencer H
Reviewed 4 July 2016

We a little disappointed by the overall selection of animals, which for the most part are small animals. However the grounds are nicely laid out, and well maintained, and the cages kept in good condition, and the animals look healthy and the habitats seem to...More

Thank Rod B
Reviewed 26 June 2016

This zoo was more fun for us than the Santa Barbara Zoo and much more affordable. Lots of animals I didn't know existed. The Tiger was beautiful.

Thank boomtownbuilder
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Always love coming here with my two young kids. The zoo is on the small side but large enough to hold their attention. It's reasonably priced and has a park right out side for the kids to go play at and have a picnic at...More

Thank Justin S
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Let's keep in mind this is located in Atascadero... got that? OK, for a small zoo, this is a nice experience. The cages are clean and the animals appear healthy and happy. They have some fun events at this zoo, and we checked out the...More

Thank atascat
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Perfect place to take the kiddos for a day. The zoo is just the perfect size for young and old, plenty of exhibits to keep a short attention spans busy, plenty of shade and park benches to rest at. Plenty to see in a few...More

Thank Angelinaxoxo89
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