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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 #26 of 218 Attractions in Dublin
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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 safe environment for people and the animals with gardens, lakes and natural habitats.
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Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

After looking at reviews on trip-advisor, myself & hubby decided to take the green hop on/hop off to Dublin zoo! (Used a €2 voucher from the bus too!) I'm so glad we did! We got there around lunchtime & left late afternoon. For a smaller zoo there are lots of impressive animals!! I love a zoo & have visited many... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Absolutely loved this zoo. Bought our tickets online before we travelled and were fast tracked in. The zoo is quite small but there is a lot to see and do. The restaurant in there was reasonably priced and the coffee was delicious. Would recommend this attraction to everybody. Will definitely be coming back next time we visit Dublin.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

It is the best time to visit as it was empty and all the animals were out sitting by the glass watching us, got some amazing photos....

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derbyshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Myself and a mate too 4 hours to get around the zoo as there was so much to see. It was a great experience, but there is no warm welcome at the meerkat cafe. the staff are quite miserable and the selection of cakes on offer were all dry and unappetising

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

My friend and I loved this Zoo. The African Savannah was simply majestic! The animals looked very well cared for and in environments close to what would be their natural habitats. A vast range of fantastic wildlife and the baby elephants were incredible to see! Easy to navigate your way around and when crowds had dispersed at the viewing platforms,... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

Ok so we had the zoo near enough all to ourselves which was nice because we got front row seats...unfortunately many of the animals you could not see and some of them appeared to be empty. Wasn't really worth the money we paid to go in if I am honest, maybe better to visit when all the restoration work is... More

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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

I had got the tickets with my tesco vouchers and so didn't have to wait in line as got through the pre-paid entrance...it is a big place and does take time to go around it so allow yourself plenty of time so that you can do it properly. There are lots of attractions and they are currently reovating a section... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I believe dublin Zoo is one of the oldest in the world and no doubt was established during the british empire occupation, that said it is a most impressive place to visit and has been modernised to a very high degree. There is an african plain area where a number of species of animals share this most impressive area. These... More

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Montrose, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We went quite early on Saturday morning and which seemed to be the quietest time. The enclosures were large and the animals all seemed happy. While we were there there were a few enclosures closed off to get work done but it didn't disrupt our visit. The meerkat cafe had a good variety of food which was all freshly made,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Had a brilliant day out. Really get the whole day out of it. Although some renovations are on going we really enjoyed our visit. Plenty of shops for ice creams, drinks and toys etc. Also plenty off parking across the road from the main entrance on the Phoenix park. Just arrive early to guarantee a parking place. It's also a... More

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