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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 285 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
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Ballymena
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

As a family day out this was a good experience. The zoo is mostly on a level and the animals were all easily spotted. We particularly enjoyed the African Savannah and the tigers,the siberian tiger was excellent at posing for the cameras :-) It took us approximately 2.5hrs to go around the whole zoo but as there were quite a... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

Whilst we enjoyed all of what we saw, and its cheaper than UK zoos, the let down is the fact that it cost full price but with a 3 year old and both play areas being closed without prior warning that's just not on.. Also parts of the zoo itself are closed again with no warning.. I reckon I'd have... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

went here in April had great weather and lots of fun with my younger nephew. Took lots of pics and had a picnic before we left great day out

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Billericay, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

Not the biggest fan of zoos but with the animals on show it is a great place to go, see some great animals and spend some time whether you're with a partner, alone or with the family

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Strabane, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Always have liked this zoo as well situated and a nice walk around .However this latest trip was not as satisfactory for some reason than my previous which last one was 1999 . I did not see as many animals this time .A few cages were empty . Into the second half of the walk and I noticed seats or... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Beautiful, amazing, fun, lots of information, lots to do and even the restrunt was great fresh food!! Brilliant day out for everyone!!

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

Don't leave it too late in the day as it takes a good 3 hours to get round and they close on the dot! Disappointed to find a large chunk of zoo off limits due to refurbishment - no notice of this until you're there. Easy enough to navigate round without seeing the same things over again but you need... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

Very disappointing trip to dublin zoo it was a complete waste of time and money I've seen more animals at the local park . All of the enclosures were empty and a big section of the zoo was closed off despite advertising deal shows online and in the booklet there was no deals at the zoo. Really disappointing overall very... More

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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We only had two days in Dublin and chose one of them to spend at the zoo. I think I would rather we had done something else. We paid to get in but there were no notices to say that a chunk of the zoo would be closed off due to renovations, they closed more whilst we were wandering around.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Great Family day out , the children loved seeing the many animals and there is plenty of them to see , and there is also a great gift shop , highly recommended.

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