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Dublin Zoo

The Phoenix Park | Cunningham Road, Dublin 8, Ireland (Phoenix Park)
353 1 677 1425
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Ranked #38 of 281 Attractions in Dublin
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

This is an excellent place to visit - even adults. Kept very well. Plenty of areas to have a picnic and a cup of coffee

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW via mobile

Really nice place to enjoy in summer time! Fun for all ages, I loved the feline part! The tigers and lions!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Found Dublin zoo really great had two grandchildren with me aged 3 and 2 and there was lots of play areas every 30 mins or so that made my job so much easier as they enjoyed as I had a little rest .Will certainly be going again next year .

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Dublin
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Lots to see in the zoo and if you get to talk to a keeper - even more magical. Only 4/5 as most staff I met were a little grumpy with no smiles and there was no explanation up to tell us about what's happening to the sea lions. But a nice day out with plenty to see.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW via mobile

I really did not enjoy Dublin zoo, the animal enclosures are overgrown with weeds, the windows of the tiger enclosure were in dire need of cleaning, the animals themselves seemed apathetic and the entree fee is far too high to be value for money, but maybe I'm spoiled by the Leipzig zoo.

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Holetown, Barbados
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We spent an enjoyable morning at the zoo with our two year old grandson and his parents. The adults enjoyed it as much, if not more, than he did. We saw a wide range of animals but were particularly impressed by the tigers. The male was quite active and walked close to the glass panel at the edge of the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

You can spend a few hours here and it's suitable for the whole family. Most animals are easy to see too plus if you go to feedings then you get a really good view. Prices are a little bit expensive but worth it in my opinion.

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Tralee, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

I start off with the zoo itself, it was very enjoyable saw most of the animals there was a few sleeping that we could not see. Here is were it gets bad the meerkat restaurant is absolutely rubbish overpriced my wife got charged €4.75 for two slices of bread and a slice of cheese I was raging. When asked why... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

There is a great selection of animals, the park layout is good, there are wee playparks dotted about to give children something else to do. Just bring you own food, the restaurant is not that good and far far too expensive.

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Dublin, Ireland
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We went to the zoo yesterday as we had got vouchers through work. Neither of us had been in years. It was the first nice day in a while so perfect weather for it. Personally, I thought the zoo was very well laid out. There were plenty of play parks and things for kids the whole way around and lots... More

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