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Oakland Zoo, Oakland

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Zoo · Hidden Gem · Zoo / Aquarium
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Founded in 1922 and home to 660 animals, Oakland Zoo features a number of natural exhibits in addition to a renowned elephant program. Explore themed areas spread out across the zoo, including the African savannah, the veldt, wild Australia, the rain forest, and more, each complete with flora and fauna native to that region. The Adventure Landing area features rides that give you views of the animals. If you have little ones with you, stop by the children's zoo, dedicated to teaching young minds about animals and the natural world. Be sure to check the website for information on scheduled animal feedings, special events, activities, and educational programs. To visit Oakland Zoo on your holiday in Oakland, and find out what else Oakland has to offer, use our Oakland.
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  • This was our first time going to Oakland zoo. We’ve been to Fresno numerous times (also nice) and Sacramento once (average) and we were very pleasantly surprised at how nice and large Oakland zoo... 
    This was our first time going to Oakland zoo. We’ve been to Fresno numerous times (also nice) and Sacramento once (average) and we were very pleasantly surprised at how nice and large Oakland zoo...  more »
  • Wonderful wonderful ! For a “smaller “ zoo there is so much! You can tell the love for the zoo, animals, guests. Clean and fun and safe. There’s an overhead tram and little train too. 
    Wonderful wonderful ! For a “smaller “ zoo there is so much! You can tell the love for the zoo, animals, guests. Clean and fun and safe. There’s an overhead tram and little train too.  more »
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  • Oakland zoo is a lovely place to visit with your kids, family and friends, or even on your own! It’s therapeutic and educational. Reservation for entry is needed. The Gondola ride is FREE with paid admission. Car parking is $10. The gondola is fun and provides a spectacular view of the bay both during the day and the night! The zoo have creative events sometime such as the Glowfari, which features hundreds of larger-than-life glowing animal lanterns throughout the Zoo. They will return in November, can’t wait to try the mini express train inside the park to explore the illuminated wonderland!
  • Have been here a couple times now and consider this to be a zoo/attraction to bring visitors. Vast space with many types of animals to learn about and see. The gondola ride is a great addition to the park (and is free!) to grab a bite at the cafe above and visit other animals. Lots of parking available but highly recommend buying tickets in advance.

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