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  • 3.5Facilities
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A popular attraction for families, the Prague Zoo offers more than 6 miles of walking trails and exhibits like the Africa House, the Indonesian Jungle and the Valley of the Elephants. Kids can also enjoy a play area called Bororo Reserve and other smaller playgrounds, plus an observation tower, pony rides, a scenic chairlift and more. Other exhibits include the Pavilion of Penguins, Lemur Valley and Bird World, among many others. You can also book a guided tour or sign up to be a "Keeper for a Day," a thrill for serious animal lovers.

Recent visitors praised the zoo, citing its easy access, cleanliness and animal environments.

The zoo is open daily at 9 a.m. Closing hours vary by season, ranging from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. Admission costs 200 koruna (about $9) for adults and 150 koruna ($6.65) for children ages 3 to 15; free for children younger than 2. You can get to the zoo by taking the Nádraží Holešovice metro station on line C, then the number 112 bus. Check the zoo's website for more details.

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