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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 young children, Activities for older children
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La Quinta, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

The most active animals I've ever seen at a zoo, and I've been to zoos all over the world. It IS a small zoo, but worth a leisurely visit if you have the time. We went in the morning, had breakfast and walked the zoo in about two and a half hours. They have snow leopards!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Fun filled day for young and old :) food isn't great there and slightly over priced staff seemed very friendly throughout the day also!

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Ennis, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Had a fantastic day in Dublin zoo with my wife and two kids. It just so a vibrant place to go and so child friendly and like most places in Ireland your greeted with a smile and big welcome. There is loads to do we spent 3 hrs there walking and eating and just a really relaxing day. So much... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

it's a great zoo....got lots of animals to see and even a mini farm section at the end for those who aren't from the countryside. The new safari end it brilliant and there are plenty of toilets available for those with young children who need to stop frequently. don't miss the penguin show or the sea lions!! brill

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Limerick, Ireland
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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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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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11 attraction reviews
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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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Whiteman afb
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

we loved this zoo, we usually go to one each city we visit, and all of the animals were out and about when we went, its a little bit pricey, but most zoos are.

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Essex
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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

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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