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Dublin Zoo

The Phoenix Park | Cunningham Road, Dublin 8, Ireland (Phoenix Park)
353 1 677 1425
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As featured in Dublin for young kids
Ranked #30 of 263 attractions in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Zoos
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: One of the world's oldest zoos, Dublin Zoo is also modern in design and houses more than 600 animals. It has been redesigned in recent years to be a... more » Owner description: One of the world's oldest zoos, Dublin Zoo is also modern in design and houses more than 600 animals. It has been redesigned in recent years to be a safe environment for people and the animals with gardens, lakes and natural habitats. « less
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

We visit a zoo I'm each city we visit, therefore we have high expectations. This zoo exceeded our expectations. The entry fee was reasonable, and the map and information provided was informative and easy to understand. We were here on the school holidays, but we managed to stay clear of the big classes of children as the zoo is so... More

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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We had a lovely morning at the zoo seeing the cats and monkeys. The young gorillas were charming and fun to watch. There were no real big hills to walk up which was great. We did not stop to have food or go in the shop so could not comment on. If your lucky you can watch the lions being... More

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Great treat. Not only did we enjoy the wide variety of animals, but we had some exercise too. It was interesting and fun.

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Mechelen, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

It is a big zoo, but there are not so many animals as we have expected. Some places need renovation.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Dublin has had a zoo for MANY decades but it is certainly kept bang up to date.It is well laid out and features all that one would expect from lions and tigers by way of giraffes,zebra and elephants as well as many other animals all of which are in proper environments and seem very well contented and healthy. The whole... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

We brought our girls (12 & 7) here today and had a really nice time. 45 Euro for a family ticket is good value for what is an excellent Zoo. We saw all the animals- feeding time with the seal lions, a crazy Zebra, brilliant monkeys and a gorilla that eats its own poo (my 7 year olds highlight). Nice... More

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Lurgan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

My husband and I visited the zoo on 10th April and had an excellent day. Lots of animals to see! Make sure you have your walking shoes on though. Can't believe how close you are to animals! The shop isn't that expensive for gifts just average price! Make sure you read the map where you are and where you want... More

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Moira, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

What a great zoo. Easy to find. Easy parking outside. Easy walking as all flat. We thought it was well priced. From the 1st enclosure you see animals and what a variety there are here. Plenty of rest rooms ( which are spotless ) and coffee/ eating spots dotted through the zoo. Two lovely feature lakes and a fantastic african... More

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Co Antrim, N.Ireland
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our day out here. I had read somewhere to allow 3 hours for a visit. We spent 6 and could easily have spent more had it not been closing! The high point has to be the closeness of the animals and friendliness of all staff from box office to keepers. The low point was definitely the food... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

This was one of the last activities of my trip and it was absolutely worth seeing. My son and I walked from the Ashling hotel, through Phoenix Park which was also beautiful. The Zoo had a great variety of animals to see and we were amazed by how close up you were able to view them.

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