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Zoologico Guadalajara

Paseo del Zoologico 600 | Huentitán el Alto, Guadalajara 44100, Mexico
52 33 36744488
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Ranked #6 of 111 attractions in Guadalajara
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Zoos
Description: This large zoo contains over 2,000 animals and is located in a beautiful ravine.
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San Francisco, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

This is simply an excellent world-class zoo. With the exception of a few obviously elderly birds, all the animals looked to be in the peak of condition. The facilities are very good, the location is superb (there are good views of the Huentitan canyon at the far end of the park). A few tips: (1) It is easy to get... More

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Paris, France
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

One of best and least expensive zoo experiences ever! Must get the whole package. The safari is worth the wait for the close-up experiences and giraffe-feeding. Great place to spend the whole day.

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Lethbridge, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We had a rental car and drove to the zoo with no difficulty (from well south of downtown). The roads were really good and traffic was easy to navigate at 9:30am. We were targeting to arrive at the opening time of 10:00am and found the parking lot blissfully empty :) We bought the admission including the sky ride...in hindsight, the... More

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Seattle, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

If you go, you have to do the Safari. That was our favorite part - we even had a giraffe eat out of our hand! The animals are beautiful and it's very expansive. We spent about 4-5 hours in all and were able to get everything done. The sky ride isn't really worth it though. Slow-moving... it was beautiful, but... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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50 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Since we have connections within the Association of Zoos & Aquariums, we were aware that as an accredited member, the Guadalajara Zoo had to maintain certain standards. Right off the bat, we were impressed by the facility, its size, its layout and its cleanliness. Since this zoo sits at an elevation of 5000'+ and is constructed on the side of... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Outstanding zoo....w the big pkg you get it all. Learn a bit of Spanish. The far end of zoo is great views.as is the safari

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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Try to avoid the food vendors! Just a bunch of kids dressed up in kitchen uniform fooling around on the phones. Eat before you go. Lots of food stands on the way to the zoo. The Zoo is huge. Make sure you give it a whole day and make sure you take lots of sun cream. Don't waste any money... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

The zoo is lovely, and it's an easy trip on the macrobus from anywhere. But it's on the outskirts of GDL, and the zoo itself is huge, and also has an amusement park attached. If you're going to go, make a day of it. Get there early, plan to spend at least half the day.

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Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

We enjoyed our day out, but for us the Zoo did not show us any new animals. I take that back, I saw a lot of new snake species. There is definitely a lot to see. Yes buy the 185 peso admission, the only thing we did not use was the train. The cable car gives you a good overview... More

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Ajijic
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

A good zoo that keeps getting better. A very pleasant day can be spent there. I would not recommend going there in late April or May when it is very hot.

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