455 North Galvin Parkway
Phoenix, AZ , 85008
The Phoenix Zoo opened in 1962 and is the largest non-profit zoo in the United States. The zoo operates on 125 acres of land in the Papago Park area of Phoenix, has over 1,300 animals on display and contains 2.5 miles of walking trails. It is divided into four main themed areas or trails: The Arizona Trail (American Southwest flora and fauna), the Africa Trail (animals from Africa), the Tropics Trail (residents of the rain forests), and the Children's Trail, which includes a petting zoo.
Nice zoo, website advertised half price admission every Tuesday May-August. We got this deal and entered the zoo early in the morning to avoid the heat of the day. Lots of walking between penny machines. Be warned some employees are not aware of machine locations. A worker in the gift shop told us there was a fourth penny machine at Harmony Farm, we never found one there, despite the food vendor waving in the direction of nowhere when asked about it. Found a maintenance man who said there wasn't one there. Went back to the gift shop to inform them there is not a fourth machine. He said there used to be.
Machine 4 - Is by the Cheetah exhibit.
Designs are: Alligator, Rhino, Warthog, Wolf
Machine 5 - Outside the gift shop before you exit .
Designs are: Butterfly, Frog, Ostrich, Prairie Dog
Machine 6 - Is in front of the Cavern Café.
Designs are: (7-11) - Camel, Komodo Dragon, Monkeys, Zoo tram
7/11: New Pennycollector machine #6 placed
05/18/2019- All machines working fine. PAT