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“Very nice small town zoo”

Charles Paddock Zoo
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 passing through Atascadero give the zoo a visit. I believe you'll enjoy it.

1  Thank flyboy1946
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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
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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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