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Address: The Phoenix Park | Cunningham Road, Dublin 8, Ireland
Phone Number: 353 1 677 1425
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9:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: One of the world's oldest zoos, Dublin Zoo is also modern in design and...
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.
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This was our second visit to this wonderful Zoo. The Animals are well looked after and had plenty of space. Our zoos back in the UK could learn a lot from this Zoo, especially the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

This was our second visit to this wonderful Zoo. The Animals are well looked after and had plenty of space. Our zoos back in the UK could learn a lot from this Zoo, especially the animal enclosures. Our family (3 Children aged 18, 14 & 11) really enjoyed these visits. We would love to visit again. Would totally recommend Dublin... More 

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Derry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

We visited Dublin Zoo for 3rd time in 2 years in April .... was fantastic weather and not as busy as the peak summer months ... hence very relaxed. Fabulous zoo, very well maintained and laid out ... our kids love this place in the middle of Phoenix Park .. and in particular the African Plains as we have a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Best zoo I've been to! The zoo is huge so there is a lot of walking to be done. But the surroundings are beautiful!! So many different animals to see, and they are also building a new sea lion enclosure which wasn't finished when I visited. So hopefully on my next trip back it will be finished. It's definitely worth... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

This was the first attraction that me and my partner visited when we took a short break to Dublin and and really set us up for what would be a great few days. From the outside it doesn't look like the biggest of Zoo's, but how wrong we were when we entered! Firstly i have to say that upon entering... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

We were only in town for a day on a layover. We used the hop on hop off bus and since I like zoos we decided to stop in. I liked the place, it was small but had good exhibits and animals. I would recommend it to anyone with a couple hours to spare in the city.

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Westbury, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We visited the Zoo after hearing it is one of the best in Europe, we were not let down. The enclosures are fantastic the animals have so much space, they all seem happy and healthy. It took us 3 hours at a leisurely pace to explore the Zoo fully.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Beautiful day out. Great weather. Went on a Tuesday so it was pretty quiet and we were given a map so we could go see the animals being fed and talk to the keepers. The sea lions section is closed and under some major works, I would have liked to have known that before I went because they are my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Expecting a small zoo, I was pleasantly surprised at its large size. There was very nice variety of animals for everyone to enjoy. When I went, the zoo was promoting its newest member, an adorable baby elephant. It was the cutest thing! Enjoyed a nice lunch at the Meerkat restaurant. Spent all morning and early afternoon here. Definitely use the... More 

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ballyclare
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Fantastic Zoo, easy access unlike Belfast Zoo and a pleasure to walk around.Very Americanized but in a good way.Plenty to see and do and loads of places to eat or just snack. 100%

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I have been to the Zoo lots of times but usually in the summer. This year I went in spring and had the best time ever!!!! The Lions and tigers were so playful, cubs playing and running with their mams. Monkeys climbing, running doing cartwheels swinging. Elephants smashing down the sand hills and eating, monkeys kissing so cute, it was... More 

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