Living Desert Zoo And Gardens State Park

Currently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
  • Address: 1504 Miehls Rd, Carlsbad, NM 88220, USA, United States
  • Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-5758875516
  • Ticket Price: 5 USD
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Park, Zoo, Family And Kids

Living Desert Zoo And Gardens State Park - Review

Home to 40 native species of animals, the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park is where you can have thrilling close encounters with the wildlife in Mexico.  See a variety of animals and reptiles including snakes, lizards, golden eagles, hawks, bison, black bears, deer, elk, mountain lions and Mexican wolves.

The zoo also has a variety of plants with the Juniper trees seen most commonly. If you love animals, don’t miss out on seeing the gorgeous creatures. 

Living Desert Zoo And Gardens State Park Ticket Prices

  • 6 years and under: Free
  • 7 – 12 years:  USD 3.00
  • 13 years and up: USD 5.00

Living Desert Zoo And Gardens State Park Opening and Closing Hours

General Hours:

  • The place is open open every day except on Christmas.

Friday before Memorial Day through Labor day:

  • Open daily: 8:00 am- 5:00 pm
  • Last entrance into the zoo is 3:30 pm

Tuesday After Labor Day through Friday before Memorial Day:

  • Open daily 9:00 am – 5.00 pm
  • Last entrance into the zoo is 3:30 pm

Gift Shop:

  • Open all year round, daily: 9.00 am – 4.00 pm

How To reach Living Desert Zoo And Gardens State Park by Public Transport

  • By renting a Car or a Bike.

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TripHobo Highlights for Living Desert Zoo And Gardens State Park

  • Living Desert Zoo And Gardens State Park Address: 1504 Miehls Rd, Carlsbad, NM 88220, USA, United States
  • Living Desert Zoo And Gardens State Park Contact Number: +1-5758875516
  • Living Desert Zoo And Gardens State Park Timing: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Living Desert Zoo And Gardens State Park Price: 5 USD
  • Best time to visit Living Desert Zoo And Gardens State Park(preferred time): 08:30 am - 03:30 pm
  • Time required to visit Living Desert Zoo And Gardens State Park: 01:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Living Desert Zoo And Gardens State Park

  • 95% of people who visit Carlsbad include Living Desert Zoo And Gardens State Park in their plan

  • 28.11% of people start their Living Desert Zoo And Gardens State Park visit around 08 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Living Desert Zoo And Gardens State Park

Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Living Desert Zoo And Gardens State Park

People normally club together Brantley Lake State Park and Pecos River while planning their visit to Living Desert Zoo And Gardens State Park.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Living Desert Zoo And Gardens State Park, Carlsbad Reviews

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  • Amazing place to visit! Must enjoy this beautiful attraction and atmosphere! The unguided tour is only $5 per adult and unlimited amount of beauty to take in! Lots of interesting plants, information, and animals are on exhibition. Do bring your own water for the walk which is at least a hour or more depending upon you. Breathtaking view from the many observation points and pictures are a must! Family friendly location and affordable entertainment! Hours of operation are 9am-4pm.

  • I love this place and we go every year for the gem and minerals show! I also take my kids often through the animal part. Their animals are always in clean enclosures and I've never seen them without food or water. The employees are always very helpful and I believe they run a wolf rehabilitation program! On a side note they had endangered baby tortoises hatch for the first time in years!

  • It was awesome, even with two toddlers! It was a pretty warm walk quite a bit of the way, but there are plenty of shady spots, and places to sit and cool off. Definitely bring some water, we were glad we did. Our favorite part was the new baby javelinas. There are three little cuties that were very active the morning we went. We even ended up taking a stuffed one home. There are so many beautiful plants as well; it will make you see the desert in a whole new way.

  • Great visitor center with interactive displays and friendly workers. Gift shop looked big but we didn’t go in. Outside it was about a 2 mile hike around the enclosures. The aviary was an excellent find although there were only a few birds there. Other enclosures were small and most were empty. I loved seeing the Bobcats acting like kitties and the Wolf hiding in the bushes. The small fencing on some enclosures make it impossible to take good pictures. The hike was littered with gorgeous plants and trees blooming. Truly beautiful scenery with a few overlooks of Carlsbad down below.

  • This park is great. It showcases allot of New Mexico wildlife. It's a fairly long hike so be sure to come prepared. Bring water, comfortable shoes, suntan lotion , and maybe a role of quarters.They can be used to purchase animal feed, as well as operate the telescopes along the trail. I would also recommend having a good meal before hand because they do not allow food on the trail. Be sure to see Maggie the bear when you go . This animal is an aspiring artist, she paints. They usually have her art available for sale.

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