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Dublin Zoo

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Address: The Phoenix Park | Cunningham Road, Dublin 8, Ireland
Phone Number: 353 1 677 1425
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9:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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One of the world's oldest zoos, Dublin Zoo is also modern in design and...

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.

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Great family day out

Great day out in Dublin. Animals have plenty of space and their enclosures are pretty good. Try and get there for feeding time. The gorillas are particularly entertaining. Lots of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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County Galway, Ireland

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County Galway, Ireland
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great day out in Dublin. Animals have plenty of space and their enclosures are pretty good. Try and get there for feeding time. The gorillas are particularly entertaining. Lots of walking so flat shoes. Also watch out for bees and wasps close to the eating points in the summer. Never fails to entertain all the family.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I went early in the morning and avoided any crowds, the place is deceptively large with all manner of animals to see. There are some improvement works at the moment so a couple of attractions are unavailable but there is more than enough to spend several hours. The gift shop isn't stupidly overpriced either.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited in the Christmas holidays and whilst it was a very cold day out, the zoo was offering cheaper ticket deals for the winter period which meant it was a good time to go. The zoo itself is nice, most of the animals appear well cared for, there are good viewing platforms for the exhibits and it is nice... More 

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Velm
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place for a day out.Adults and children will enjoy every minute of their visit.A lot of beautiful animals to be seen,and great visibility.Have fun and learn something at the same time.

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newry ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I visited Dublin Zoo last weekend and it was a brilliant day out. It has changed a lot over the years. There is lovely paths to follow to find the elephants etc which makes it exciting for children. there is lots of elephants, giraffes, rhinos etc which is great. their enclosures are big and they have plenty of space to... More 

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County Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have an annual pass for the zoo so enjoy it regularly. We don't see everything every time and never get tired of it. They are constantly improving it and the new sea lion cove is fabulous. The meerkat restaurant is very good but unfortunately located in the wrong place as it is just near the entrance. The zoo would... More 

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Port Laoise, Laois, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Once the weather is good and you have no idea what to do with a free day, this is the place to go with your family! Everyone will find something interesting there- we enjoyed seal show the most.

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Thank Ewa C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Love going to Dublin Zoo, it's always a good day out. Lots of walking so great way to tire out kids :-) The parking can be tricky during weekends and school holidays, but it's free so can't complain ! They have a good restaurant where you always find seating and plenty of food options. Pricing not too bad in the... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There is always a lot happening at Dublin Zoo and something new every time we visit. It is a little on the expensive side but lots of room to run around and playgrounds for the little ones.

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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Dublin Zoo has improved much over the years. The new safari area allows visitor to see the animals up close. Playgrounds provide a safe area for the adventurous child and the farm area gives the city kids a chance to see cows, goats and sheep and much more up close. Overall a good day out.

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