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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 284 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 older children, Activities for young children
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Limerick, Ireland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

I went to the zoo about two weeks ago with my daughter who is 10 and my Mom. We had a lovely day out. We got to see the two new baby elephants which was very busy. Unfortunately we didn't get to see the lion or tiger cub. I've been to the zoo many times and I have to say... More

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Rehovot, Israel
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

a great visit overall, just keep in mind that the map is not very specific and the paths are rather confusing- we were almost about to leave when we realized that there are some enclosures that we didn't see on our way (even though we always checked the map). also, there are signs everywhere saying that due to renewal of... More

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Essex
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

We visited on the off chance and wasn't wholly disappointed but wasn't over enthused at the end. Another Dublin attraction that needs investment. Out of Africa was good and of course the baby giraffe was a huge pull but the penguin enclosure and also the seal enclosure was shameful. The penguin enclosure was tiny and the water green. So glad... More

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Essex
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8 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We had no children with us so not sure if we would enjoy it but we did. Very lucky with the weather and quite a few young and baby animals to see including giraffe, elephants and lion cub. Plenty of areas for picnics and good toilet facilities through the park.

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County Louth, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The zoo has really moved up a level , We had a great day out , There was so much to do for the kids. Its much better than i remember. The baby elephant is worth the admission on his own. I will be back

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Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I was slightly disappointed on this one because I expected to see more. The animals are not exposed very well and having in mind the high price of the ticket (almost 17 EUR per person) I think that this attraction is not worth the money. Apart from this, I was impressed that there were several bathroom facilities in the Zoo... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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96 reviews 96 reviews
8 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I try to go to the zoo at least once a year and I was delighted this year that we got fabulous weather for our visit. It wasn't too crowded and we thoroughly enjoyed strolling around the vast park. The animals look like they are very well cared for and they have plenty of space. There are a few options... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

The day didn't start well when we couldn't find the zoo. Very badly signposted when driving from Belfast. Even when we got to phoenix park there wasn't a sign and we had to spend time driving around (we weren't the only ones). No parking available so ended up, along with other drivers parking on the grass (how can a zoo... More

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Miami Beach, Florida
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3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

A friend and I went to the Dublin Zoo for the day with her two young nephews and we all had a brilliant time! We arrived about noon and it took us approximately 4 hours to get through the entire zoo (including a break for lunch). We got to see loads of animals and for some of them it was... More

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Ballymoney, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Wide range of animals and a nice good healthy walk too. Highlight of zoo was the the tigers, the elephants ( baby one so cute) and a cheeky wee otter For two adults we enjoyed it but it's certainly a place to take the kids as plenty of parks and things for them too do. Work being done at time... More

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