The winding sculpted paths of Roger Williams Park Zoo lead you on a safari experience where you can view over 900 zoo ... More
Roger Williams Park Zoo
The winding sculpted paths of Roger Williams Park Zoo lead you on a safari experience where you can view over 900 zoo animals. Giraffes, zebras, cheetahs, endangered lemurs, and an open-air aviary are just a few of the 156 different species. History buffs enjoy the Museum of Natural History, and the Betsy Williams Cottage with an authentic colonial American Flag, stitched, legend says, by Betsy. Carousel Village offers a Carousel and pony rides. Rolling lawns make a lovely backdrop to paddle boats as they float among swans on a lily-pad pond. Check website for further details.
This had to be the most unorganized event I have ever been to. We arrived at Roger Williams Zoo and never got home until 11:45. It was a big dissapiontment. When we arrived at 6:30 we were diverted around the zoo for an hour without ever seeing a parking spot. We diverted from the traffic and made our own spot. When we reached the entrance the line was as far as the eye could see for another 45 minute wait just to buy tickets. Once in you walk a mile to wait in another line for at least an hour, where everyones temper was flaring. We didn't see a pumpkin until 3 1/2 hours after getting there. By then the kids were exausted and the thrill was gone. During this whole episode you never saw a worker. There was no one to ask any questions or help(especially since people were almost getting into fights.). Would love a refund for two adults and three children and the six hours of my life you have wasted.
This zoo is incredible! We have taken our son a few times now, and always have a great time. It's beautiful scenery. There is a wide variety of animals. The animals have large habitats. All in all, it's a great place to visit.
Great time and great place to take the kids. We stayed in the Edgewood Manor close to the Park! Wow! The History and elegance yet comfort was really just perfect. We were close that we could just leave the car and walk to everything. The park was really pretty with lakes and old trees and beautiful rose gardens. Olmstead I guess designed it and it sure looks great. the zoo was under rehab but the animals were out and got to see some eagles close up which was fun. All in all we will return. Susan from Madison CT
My son and his family and myself went to the zoo on May 24th we did have a great time. The only thing I would suggest is that you make the animals easier for the kids to see while they are in their strollers. There was so much overgrowth on walk ways that you had to duck as you were walking. We will go back again.
Shannon, Johnathon, Kristen
and Andrew, Aalyiah
What a great Victorian Park. Lots of mature trees,lakes, and wonderful gardens with a new botanical garden.They have a lovely rose garden to die for. Loved the historic architecture and the buildings. The Zoo was filled with all kinds of species. We walked there from the Edgewood Manor a spectacular inn we stayed in for 4 nights.
It is my great good fortune to live across the street from Roger Williams Park. It's a beautiful place! The reviewer who wrote that the zoo is not what it used to be visited there in the dead of winter - January 18th. Of course all the animals were inside or sleeping! The zoo is definitely a warm weather destination, when you can enjoy both the flora and the fauna. Although it used to be free, the admission fee is still a bargain. Roger Williams Park as a whole is beautifully landscaped. It's the perfect spot for walking, jogging, bike riding, or a picnic. You can go fishing or paddle boating in the warm weather or ice skating or sledding in the winter. There's a beautiful old carousel or pony rides for the kids as well as a green house and a planetarium/museum. I've spent lots of time walking throughout the park or just kicking back in a lawn chair with a good book soaking up the sun in the summer. Love it!
This zoo needs help. It used to be one of the "top ten zoos in the country" and they keep trying to live off that rating from maybe 10 years ago...the exhibits are boring and the animals that are left are inside or sleeping. Boring. AND the price of admission goes up as the zoo gets worse.
Roger Williams Park was an absolute pleasure. It features an enjoyable zoo great for the kids. As you walk around the park, you can appreciate nature immensely. Beautiful trees and a pond with ducks and geese that come right up to you. Quaint bridges go over these ponds. There are paddleboats for your enjoyment and also a beautiful carousel. So if you would like a day filled with outdoor activities, this is the place to go.
I was a bit skeptical to drive out to RI to see this zoo (we are from CT) but we went this weekend, and it was money well spent! They say the average trip length is 3 hours, but we could have easily spent 5 there! The exhibits are great, they have everything from elephants, to flamingo's to bats, to sheep! A HUGE variety. Plus, there is a park right outside the zoo with a carousal, bumper boats, pony rides and a playground for the children! I would recomend going on a day with nice weather though, as most of the exhibits were outdoors, plus it would be nice for a picnic lunch. All in all, an A+++ experience!
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