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Oklahoma City Zoo

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Oklahoma City Zoo featuring signage

Be entertained at the city’s prime destination for animal encounters. Meet creatures from around the world in themed enclosures and a botanical garden.

More than 1,400 animals live in the Oklahoma City Zoo, which spans 120 acres (49 hectares) in the city’s Adventure District. Go on a whirlwind trip around the world when you come face to face with exotic creatures and stroll through the botanical garden. Check out live presentations, zookeeper talks and exciting rides suitable for visitors of all ages.

One of the zoo’s highlights is the Sanctuary Asia section, which features Asian-themed habitats, pools, a waterfall and a boardwalk. Make your way to the tropical rainforests of the Great EscAPE section, which contains gorillas, orangutans and chimpanzees.

Go island hopping at the Island Life exhibit. You might see Galapagos tortoises, Caribbean flamingos and Abaco Island boas. Visit Aquaticus, where more than 1,500 marine creatures live in specially designed tanks. California sea lions are the stars of the show at this enclosure.

Follow the Oklahoma Trails for a showcase of native wildlife. See black bears, alligators, beavers and a variety of reptiles and birds here. Experience the tranquility of the Butterfly Garden, where rare and exotic insects flutter around the tropical foliage.

Connect the kids to nature at the Children’s Zoo, which features flamingos, goats, monkeys and colorful lorikeets. Children will also enjoy the Jungle Gym Playground and the carousel ride. Take a trip on the swan-shaped paddleboats or climb aboard the Safari Voyage. Ride the Safari Tram or the 1863 replica Centennial Choo Choo for easy access between exhibits. Check the zoo’s program to find out about presentations, feeding times and amphitheater shows. The plaza near the zoo’s entrance has shops and restaurants.

The Oklahoma Zoo is located in the Adventure District northeast of the city. Admission is discounted for children, seniors and military. Park on site for free or take the bus from downtown Oklahoma City. The zoo is open daily and has a seasonal schedule of animal-related experiences.

Top Hotels Close to Oklahoma City Zoo

The Estates of the Adventure District
The Estates of the Adventure District
Oklahoma City, OK
Located in Central Oklahoma City, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of The Zoo Amphitheatre and Oklahoma City Zoo. National Cowboy and Western Heritage ...
The Estates of the Adventure District
Park Hill Inn and Suites
Park Hill Inn and Suites
2.5 out of 5
1400 North East 63rd Street, Oklahoma City, OK
Situated in Oklahoma City, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of International Gymnastics Hall of Fame and National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. Oklahoma ...
3.2/5 (26 reviews)
"Pretty straight forward. It was cheap and the bed was comfortable. Not a lot of frills, but I didn't need any. Had TV and a shower that's all I wanted. It was quite and I had no problems."

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2020

Park Hill Inn and Suites
Justlikehome Okc-50th Street Luxury Stay for up to 14
Justlikehome Okc-50th Street Luxury Stay for up to 14
Oklahoma City, OK
This family-friendly Oklahoma City vacation home is located in Central Oklahoma City, within 2 mi (3 km) of Black Liberated Arts Center and Oklahoma City Zoo. ...
5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Incredible home, incredible location!
"This home was perfect for our family of 5 and our friends’ family of 4! Very inviting and homey, with plenty of room to spread out and enjoy yourselves, and comfortable areas to retreat to in the evenings. Great, user friendly kitchen, too! We all loved the pool table that can also be used as a dining ..."

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2020

Justlikehome Okc-50th Street Luxury Stay for up to 14
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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SureStay Plus Hotel by Best Western Oklahoma City North
SureStay Plus Hotel by Best Western Oklahoma City North
2.5 out of 5
6101 N Santa Fe Ave, Oklahoma City, OK
The price is $50 per night from Jul 28 to Jul 28
SureStay Plus Hotel by Best Western Oklahoma City North
The Estates of the Adventure District
The Estates of the Adventure District
Oklahoma City, OK
The Estates of the Adventure District
Park Hill Inn and Suites
Park Hill Inn and Suites
2.5 out of 5
1400 North East 63rd Street, Oklahoma City, OK
Park Hill Inn and Suites
Justlikehome Okc-50th Street Luxury Stay for up to 14
Justlikehome Okc-50th Street Luxury Stay for up to 14
Oklahoma City, OK
Justlikehome Okc-50th Street Luxury Stay for up to 14
Lincoln Inn Express Hotel and Suites
Lincoln Inn Express Hotel and Suites
2 out of 5
5405 N Lincoln Blvd, Oklahoma City, OK
The price is $52 per night from Aug 10 to Aug 10
Lincoln Inn Express Hotel and Suites
Omni Oklahoma City Hotel
Omni Oklahoma City Hotel
4 out of 5
100 West Oklahoma City Blvd, Oklahoma City, OK
The price is $206 per night from Jul 26 to Jul 26
Omni Oklahoma City Hotel
New! OKC Home w/ Fenced-in Backyard & Pool Table
New! OKC Home w/ Fenced-in Backyard & Pool Table
Oklahoma City, OK
New! OKC Home w/ Fenced-in Backyard & Pool Table
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Oklahoma City North, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Oklahoma City North, an IHG Hotel
3.5 out of 5
6200 North Robinson Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK
The price is $80 per night from Aug 2 to Aug 2
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Oklahoma City North, an IHG Hotel
The Monastery at Forest Lake
The Monastery at Forest Lake
3.5 out of 5
3500 N Coltrane Rd, Oklahoma City, OK
The price is $169 per night from Jul 25 to Jul 25
The Monastery at Forest Lake
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.