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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 #37 of 283 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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Barrie, Canada
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72 reviews 72 reviews
27 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This was a great way to spend a day. The animals were active and fun to watch. They looked well cared for. The enclosures were well kept. There are keeper talks that you can listen to. We only caught the end of the elephant one, but it was interesting. There is not a ton of walking which was nice. Lots... More

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

The Dublin Zoo is a must to put on your list while in Dublin. They do such a great job there with the animals, attractions, and children's exploratory playgrounds. We always try to visit Zoos in our travels and hit a home run with the Dublin Zoo. It is located near the city centre and one can walk, take a... More

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Cork, Ireland
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Went back to Dublin zoo. It was splendid in the autumn sun the staff have looking great if like me you have the fota annual pass you can get in to dublin zoo for free the meerkat restaurant. If you buy a slushy for the kids they will refill it for free go see Dublin zoo for your selves

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

A smashing visit with our family. This is a very well laid out zoo with something of a safari park feel to it, as the animals are in spacious, natural surroundings. We were lucky to see a number of young animals, which the kids loved - especially the 3 young elephants. Restaurant was fine, although the choice of food was... More

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London, United Kingdom
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

I went here in October 2014 with my sister and we had a great day. We got here on the day we had a 2 day ticket with the hop on hop off tourist bus, which was great as it drops off right near it. It has such a variety of animals, including some of my favs the big cats... More

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Mahwah, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

A very well maintained zoo. Will take you around 1.5 hours to 2 hours if are looking to get around the whole zoo.

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Shanghai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

it is a very nice zoo, although no shows of any kinds are on. lions have a cub, great to watch the interaction with mom and dad the africa part wih the zebras and giraffes and rhinos is very large and well maintainted. nice playgrounds with animal motives can be found within the zoo. public transport is tricky, we had... More

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Lena
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Of all the zoos we have visited around the world, this was probably the best. Not the biggest, but the animals were in wonderful natural habitats, which made them so happy ... yet they weren't such huge habitats that you couldn't find the animals. The zoo was laid out in a nice, basic oval, so as you went around the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

This is a lovely day out for kids and adults alike. The Zoo is very well designed and I was particularly impressed with the focus on global protection of endangered animals. October was a wonderful month to visit as almost every enclosure featured new arrivals. It is heartbreaking to read how so many species are declining to the point of... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

zoo should be great idea for family day out but the dublin zoo has not much to share - no special events for kids, no new animals.

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