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“Small Town Zoo, Mostly Small Animals, But do Have a Tiger”

Charles Paddock Zoo
Ranked #1 of 17 things to do in Atascadero
Certificate of Excellence
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 be decent size for each animal based on their size. We took two of the grandkids to see the animals and they were pleased with what they saw. As adults, was expecting a few more larger or exotic animals. Also the day we went was almost 100 degrees so most of the smart animals were hiding in the shade. Overall good from small children, but older (10 yrs +) probably would not enjoy as much, as they will want to see more, larger, and more exotic animals.

Thank Rod B
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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
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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 when your done. There no food served but snacks in the gift shop if you need something. We always have fun each and every time were here.

Thank Justin S
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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 "Chicks" exhibit (an incubator-like structure with baby chicks during Easter) which was fun. Since my "little boy" was visiting from college, we decided next time we'll do the "Brew at the Zoo" instead and have a beer. Something for all ages, right?!

Thank atascat
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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 hours! Zoos are always best in the morning when the animals are fresh and the heat of the day hasn't hit yet, but even in the afternoon and until closing the animals are fairly active.

We like to stop at the local park and run some energy off and maybe bring a picnic or some drinks in with us and leisurely spend the day. Hope you have fun too!

Thank Angelinaxoxo89
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