Phoenix Zoo

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Javelina at Phoenix ZooTortoise at Phoenix ZooBasking lizard at Phoenix ZooTurkey at Harmony Farms at the Phoenix Zoo

A date at Phoenix Zoo is, well, what you would expect from a date to a zoo.  You walk around,  look at the animals, and, if you are like us, have a fantastic time.  The zoo has over a thousand animals on exhibit and 2.5 miles of trails.  We spent over four hours viewing, and didn't see everything.

Walking at Phoenix ZooPond at Phoenix Zoo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our favorite exhibit was probably Monkey Village.  You can actually walk right through the monkey's habitat, and get within feet of the cute little creatures.   We also liked seeing the native Arizona wildlife on the Arizona trail, including wolves, a mountain lion, and javelina. 

Monkey in the Monkey Village at Phoenix Zoo

There is also an Africa Trail,  with giraffes, zebras, lions, tigers, and rhinos.  The Tropics Trail has a camels, elephants, and monkeys.   The Children's Trail has a Wallaby Walkabout and a petting zoo.  Of course, there are insect, reptile, and amphibian exhibits.

Trail at Phoenix ZooAdmission to the zoo is $24.95 per adult. You can feed giraffes, ride a camel, or pet the sting rays for additional fees. You can also ride the safari train or carousel, or rent a pedal boat.
Elephant exhibit at Phoenix Zoo

Useful zoo facts:
1.  You can bring your own food and drinks.  (No glass!)
2.  You can rent wheelchairs and strollers.
3.  You can buy food and beverages inside the zoo, but they are rather pricey.  We    recommend that you at least bring a water bottle.

Phoenix Zoo
455 North Galvin Parkway
Phoenix, AZ  85008
www.phoenixzoo.org

Mountain Goat on top of the rocks at Phoenix ZooCan you find the mountain goat?

Giraffes in the Savanah exhibit at Phoenix ZooThe giraffes in the Savanah Exhibit.

Another Date Idea

  • Head downtown to tour the Phoenix Art Museum, browse local galleries, and experience the culture of the valley at Phoenix Frist Friday Artwalk.