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Address: The Phoenix Park | Cunningham Road, Dublin 8, Ireland
Phone Number: 353 1 677 1425
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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Not something to be tackled lightly, the Zoo deserves at least a half day. Favourites include the tigers, the new Gorilla habitat, the savannah habitat, and playing 'spot the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Not something to be tackled lightly, the Zoo deserves at least a half day. Favourites include the tigers, the new Gorilla habitat, the savannah habitat, and playing 'spot the Lizard' in the reptile house. I am always impressed by how well this facility is run, with the excellent play areas for children and the frequently spaced refreshment machines. This was... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

You would need a full day to explore this amazing zoo! Lovely day out for family or a couple, bring a food with you for a picnic as there are picnic tables and playgrounds in the zoo to have a break and let the kids play.

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Dublin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This was our second visit in 35 years to the Dublin Zoo and how it has changed since then. Wonderful walk ways catering for able and disabled and very clean and well kept. The animals are shown in the wild instead of the old cages. While walking around there are numerous cafes and picnic areas and the one we stopped... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

I've had membership to Dublin Zoo for more than 20 years. We use the Zoo as our local park, our children love visiting the animals and playing in the playgrounds. Dublin Zoo is a fantastic resource to the city and well worth the annual membership.

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dublin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

i went with my grandchild and all she wanted to see was a dog ..there was one there great it was my first time and i thaught it was great all the animals i wanted to see were there and you could see them very clearly they were in very big open spaces so they were very well looked after

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

What a lovely zoo to visit, be prepared for lots of walking. When we visited we really enjoyed the rhinos cereus.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Very big zoo. The animals are well taken care of; the place is kept clean. There is a playing area for kids. There are specific times during the day when visitors can see interaction between animals and their handlers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

If you want a great day out for all the family dublin zoo is the place to go... hours of fun, great food and ice cream stands. Plenty of picnic areas. Very clean. Play areas.the ques can be very long on sunny days or bank hols so i would recommend going early in the morning.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We were very lucky to visit Dublin Zoo on a very sunny day (not too hot) last week. It had been about 2 years ago since I was last here and I was amazed with the amount of new developments and work completed since then! There is a new playground (be warned it's full of sand) just as you approach... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Loved this place. Lots for kids to do. You need a good three hours to go round it, lots of toilet facilities around the place and lots of picnic areas to. Would fully recommend this so.

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