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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 #37 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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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I was very lucky on my visit to the zoo. I got to see baby lions and an elephant calf. But there were so many animals that I hardly got to see. Whether they were asleep or they only have one of each thing I don't know, but standing at the viewing areas there were no animals to see in... More

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Good zoo, loads to see. Good few playgrounds. Fairly well laid out. Children were exhausted at the end. The food is terrible in my opinion so we brought a picnic. We will go again.

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Ireland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Had a nice family day out here recently, the zoo has expanded a lot since I was a kid and the new africian plains is a much larger and better home for the animals it accommodates. Lots of animals to see overall and easy enough to find your way around. I did think that new signage and information boards are... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Dublin zoo is located in a beautiful area of Dublin called Phoenix Park, it is one of the oldest zoo's in Europe and has a really good collection of animals. When I visited they had two recent arrivals which were a lion cub and a baby elephant which were brilliant to see. The zoo is big with lots of winding... More

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Kildare, Ireland
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10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Bought a family ticket on the internet , overall great day , only some shops take visa which was a bit of a pain , A lot of the animals spend the day asleep far away from the windows but I suppose its the same in every zoo. One down side was the parking , we went on a Monday... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Once we found it, this was a good choice. External signage to the zoo is very poor both inside and outside phoenix park. Disappointed by penguin and seals. They didn't seem happy in the small environments. Well signposted inside the zoo itself. Plenty of toilets, shelter and rest stations. Food good quality. Some sloped walks but overall reasonably on the... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

OK so as a "local" I spent my childhood at the zoo and have so many memory great memories. Now going back with the kids its still a great day out for them although if you ask them what they love about it they will say the playgrounds! I used the Tesco vouchers this time round as the thought of... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We always go to Dublin Zoo, sometimes a couple of times a year. Always a great day out. Highlights of the day had to be the new lion cub and the elephant calf. All manner of apes and monkeys always have the kids laughing. Make sure you give yourself plenty of time, it's a full day out. We spent 6... More

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Kildare
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58 reviews 58 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Its quite pricey but its enjoyable. There is a huge variety of animals to see. The snow leopard was enclosed in its area by itself which was a bit upsetting to see. The lion dint seem to like the noise of crowd and kept to the very far side of its enclosure as if to avoid the humans. The female... More

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Wallsend, United Kingdom
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This is the best zoo we have ever visited. The range of animals is vast and they all seemed settled and well looked after. The zoo is large and well laid out, it has gift shops, restaurant & cafe, outdoor activities, picnic areas and plenty loos. the animal enclosures are mostly very spacious with lots to keep animals occupied, there... More

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