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Chafree Zoolological Garden Fresno

Where is it at?

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Chafree Zoolological Garden
894 W. Belmont Ave
Fresno
CA
93728
Tel: 559-498-5910

Directions

From the North: From Hwy 99 going south, take the Olive Avenue exit Turn left (east) on Olive and travel about two blocks to the Roeding Park entrance Turn right (south) into the park and keep to the right, passing the tollbooth and playground The road will wind through the park to the Zoo entrance From the South: From Hwy 99 going north, take the Belmont Avenue exit Turn right (east) on Belmont and drive to the first stoplight Turn left (north) at the stoplight into Roeding Park After you pass the tollbooth, follow the road around the perimeter of the Zoo, keeping to the left, to the Zoo entrance The City of Fresno charges a $3.00 per car fee to enter Roeding Park. Taking the Bus (Fresno Area Express): Fresno Area Express Route 33 operates bus service to the front entrance of Fresno Chaffee Zoo. Route 33 operates weekdays, Saturdays and Sundays along Olive and Belmont Avenues. For schedule and additional route information, visit the FAX webpage or call Manchester Transit Center Monday through Friday at 559-498-1122. From AMTRAK, take Route 22 northbound from the Amtrak station. Get off on San Pablo and take Route 33 westbound to the Zoo on Belmont Avenue. The Route 22 bus northbound is on the opposite side of the street from Amtrak.

Where are we going today?

The Fresno Chaffee Zoo is a great place to find habitats that mimic the natural flora/fauna. There are the conventional holding areas, but there is a spacious rain forest habitat that is home for numerous animals where the visitor can stroll through and feel at home with the animals.
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When can we go?

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily

What people are saying?

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    This place was amazing! My boyfriend and I drove two hours just to see the zoo. It was well worth every penny! We got to touch stingrays and feed giraffes. All of the exhibits where great! The sea lion cove was up close and personal. All of the staff were friendly and the animals were too. Overall the place was wonderful.

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    Me & my family love the zoo & can never get enough of going & visiting all the animals. We always renew are yearly pass so that we never miss out on any new animals, exhibits or anything that maybe going on.

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    Awesome affordable small zoo. Great value for the money. Animals seem well cared for and happy. In town for a few days needed something to do with a toddler.

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    What a true hidden treasure in Fresno. Such a great value for the money cannot beat this for a family Day full of fun. Not over commercialized like larger zoos vary personal

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    The zoo was so much more than I had expected. The baby giraffe and the the elephants were my favorites. The grounds were lovely, and the people were friendly and helpful. Sea Lion Cove was very interesting, and I loved that it was landscaped with California native plants. It was both lush and drought tolerant.

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