The Top 5 Animal Parks — as voted on by Experience AZ readers:

Phoenix Zoo

455 N. Galvin Pkwy.,
Phoenix, AZ 85008
(602) 273-1341
Guests can take a walk through Monkey Village, have an up-close encounter with a giraffe, ride a camel, hop aboard the Safari Train, learn about farm life at the petting zoo and enjoy several water-play features during spring and summer months.

Reid Park Zoo

1100 S. Randolph Way,
Tucson, AZ 85716
(520) 791-4022
Meet more than 400 animals — rhinos, elephants, anteaters, polar bears, lions and many more. Venture into the African, Asian and South American regions. Explore the Flight Connection — the full-flight, walkthrough aviary.

Out of Africa Wildlife Park

3505 W. Highway 260,
Camp Verde, AZ 86322
(928) 567-2840
At Out of Africa, you get a different view of wildlife. Here, exotic animals roam in spacious habitats, so you can see their natural behavior up-close. And, with exciting shows like Tiger Splash and the Predator Feed, Out of Africa is like nothing you’ve ever seen.


1500 E. Route 66,
Williams, AZ 86046
(928) 635-2289
Experience animal wildlife the way it was meant to be, in a natural environment and all from the comfort and safety of your own vehicle. Your family will enjoy the wide variety of wildlife, from majestic bison and nimble bighorn sheep to stealthy mountain lions and adorable bear cubs.

Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium

16501 W. Northern Ave.,
Litchfield Park, AZ 85340
(623) 935-WILD (9453)
Wildlife World Zoo has been an integral part of the West Valley for more than two decades, and with the opening of a multimillion-dollar aquarium, it just keeps getting better and better. The Zoo is open 7 days a week, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (The aquarium is open to 9 p.m.). That means we are open every day and night of the year — even holidays.

Experience AZ Fall-Winter 2012