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Roger Williams Park Zoo

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Address: 1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI 02907
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+1 401-785-3510
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Roger Williams Park Zoo, one of the nation's oldest, exhibits 100 rare and...

Roger Williams Park Zoo, one of the nation's oldest, exhibits 100 rare and fascinating species from around the world including African elephant, giraffes, moon bears, snow leopards, flamingos, harbor seals, timber rattlesnakes and more in naturalistic enclosures. The Zoo also features seasonal activities, family-friendly education programs, and special evening events, like the nationally acclaimed Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular, scheduled throughout the year. In addition, the Zoo participates in collaborative conservation and breeding programs to help ensure the future survival of threatened and endangered species both locally and around the world. Visit our website for more information.

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Great Place to Bring the whole family

Great place for kids, teens, adults. Lot of interactive activities. A vast assortment of animals. Very educational and fun! Learned a lot. They have a summer camp here too for... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Nicole B
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Attleboro, Massachusetts
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Attleboro, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great place for kids, teens, adults. Lot of interactive activities. A vast assortment of animals. Very educational and fun! Learned a lot. They have a summer camp here too for kids.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was the best trip I've ever been on, I would 100% recommend it, I have to pretend not to like it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed our visit, good selection of animals almost all of them were active during our visit. Zoo keeper's were very willing to answer questions on the animals.

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Thank Keith F
Portland, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The two year olds were particularly impressed by the elephants and giraffes. Will definitely return in warmer weather the the place is fully open and active.

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Thank Rick D
Concord, NH, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the zoo in February; temperature was in the 50s and there was some snow, water, mud on the ground, but it was worth it. The admission was half the price (reg. $14.95) and I was able to see lots of animals. Snack bars were closed. Looks like a great place to visit during spring time. Its right of... More 

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Thank Love_To_Go_Placesl
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place but i always feel bad when i know that such an atraction exists for people like me to stop by evry 4 years atleast . Poor animals !!! I wanted to free them

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Thank John P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

I enjoy the exhibits and how well they are kept. It's difficult to enjoy on hot days due to lack of shaded area and places to rest. The snack bar and shop are ridiculously expensive but the selection of animals is great.

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Thank RHessmann
Somerset, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

this park has the best show of carved pumpkins around Halloween! There are thousands! Try to get tickets beforehand because the place is mobbed. It's also an awesome zoo to bring children to during the spring and summer months! Lots of animals to see!It is clean and has water sprays to stand under on those hot summer days!

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Thank budpan1
Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

This famous Zoo should be a MUST when visiting Rhode Island. The memories I and my children have of this most incredible reserve shall remain forever. The Zoo is extremely well kept with the utmost care of it's animals...all of which are housed in their natural habitat. This zoo also holds one of our Countries oldest Merry-go-Rounds. It can be... More 

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Thank Roslyn A
Providence, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

The park and the zoo are great places to spend time. Zoobalee is the best time to experience local foods and see various animals. Always enjoy visiting and spending time on park grounds. Fun for the whole family.

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