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Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle

4.3
#2 of 15 in Zoos & Aquariums in Washington State
Zoo · Hidden Gem · Zoo / Aquarium
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The winner of multiple Best National Exhibit awards from the Association of Zoos & Aquariums, Woodland Park Zoo features a wide variety of species. You'll have the chance to see rare animals such as red pandas and snow leopards. Almost every environment in the world is represented among the zoo's inhabitants. Be sure to visit the lowland gorillas that made the park famous in the 1970s in the world's first immersion exhibit. A visit to Woodland Park Zoo represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Seattle tour planner to plot your vacation.
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  • One of the best zoos! We always come by when we are in town. It’s spacious, easy to walk and very relaxing. 
    One of the best zoos! We always come by when we are in town. It’s spacious, easy to walk and very relaxing.  more »
  • I grew up here and was visiting after 20 years. Difficult to navigate since you have to upload your own maps, lots of dead ends that required backtracking. I’m aware they can’t control the animals... 
    I grew up here and was visiting after 20 years. Difficult to navigate since you have to upload your own maps, lots of dead ends that required backtracking. I’m aware they can’t control the animals...  more »
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  • May not be the biggest zoo, but the attention to details are never lacking. The foliage is amazing and one of my favorite things about visiting. My 2 year old has had an up and close encounter with the lions and jaguar twice now, which he loved. Our girl loved the butterfly room. Both of them enjoyed the carousel. And the food is top notch. Definitely better than what you'd expect from a zoo!
  • This is a wonderful zoo! Each animal is carefully cared for the fullest and you can see it in their behavior. All the staff are very knowledgeable and happy to answer questions. The zoo is very easy to navigate as well and the paths are fun to walk through and really add to the environments. It takes me about 3 to 4 hours to walk fully through the place. I like to visit every exhibit though.

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