July 21, 2020

Ranking Arizona

Ranking Arizona: Top 10 animal parks for 2020

Here are the Top 10 zoos and animal parks in Arizona, based on public voting for the 2020 edition of Ranking Arizona, the state’s biggest and most comprehensive business opinion poll. Ranking Arizona is based purely on opinion and ranks companies based on how voters answer this simple question: with whom would you recommend doing business? To make your vote count in the 2021 edition of Ranking Arizona, click here to vote.

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Here are the Top 10 animal parks in Arizona, as featured in the 2020 edition of Ranking Arizona:

1. Phoenix Zoo/Arizona Center for Nature Conservation

Background: The Arizona Center for Nature Conservation/Phoenix Zoo is one of the largest nonprofit zoos in the country. With more than 125 acres of natural habitats within beautiful Papago Park and more than 3,000 animals, including many endangered or threatened species, the zoo is a “must-see experience.” With daily up-close animal discoveries, behind-the-scenes encounters with amazing animals such as elephants; flamingo chicks; the resident sloth, Fernando; stingrays; and more, there is something exciting for everyone to enjoy at the zoo. The zoo hosts more than 1.3 million visitors each year and has been a Valley treasure for nearly 60 years.

Strengths: “The Zoo not only offers a place for our guests to get up close to and be inspired by thousands of animals, but offers an opportunity for people to make connections; whether it is with their family member, friends, coworkers, an animal, or even another Zoo guest. Connections and memories are made daily at the Zoo, and we love to see the joy on the faces of those who visit.”

2. Wildlife World Zoo &

3. Out of Africa Wildlife Park

4. Heritage Park Zoo

5. Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

6. Bearizona Wildlife Park

7. OdySea Aquarium

8. Superstition Reptile Exhibit

9. Butterfly Wonderland

10. Reid Park Zoo