Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle

Zoo · Hidden Gem · Zoo / Aquarium
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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  • This is a review specifically for the Covid period as I’m not sure what it is like during other times. First tip- book early for a time slot- weekends fill up early. We went at 11:30 and that worked.....  more »
  • I’ve been to a lot of zoos and this is one of the best. Very large, well payed out with really nice enclosures. The penguin enclosure allows for in your face proximity.  more »
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  • awesome zoo! been to many over the years and this one always stands out. great vantage points and amazing animals. the tigers are the most likely to be out of view, but what can you do. the snow leopards are usually up on the hill so the best place to see them is actually on the back side path by the northern trail. obviously timing is a huge factor so just do your due diligence to avoid coming right after feeding times and you wont be disappointed.
  • We enjoy visiting Zoos when we travel. This zoo is a very nice place to visit. The animals have room to move about and live in a more natural setting for them. It is nicely laid out and honestly it is worth a visit if you enjoy Zoos. It was about s 10 minute Uber ride from downtown. I’ve included a few pictures from our day. Definitely plan on spending at least 5 hours there as a minimum.

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