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Houston Zoo

Address: 6200 Hermann Park Drive, Houston, TX 77030
Phone Number: 713-533-6500
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Ranked #8 of 448 things to do in Houston
Fee: Yes
Owner description: The Houston Zoo provides a fun, unique, and inspirational experience...
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Owner description: The Houston Zoo provides a fun, unique, and inspirational experience fostering appreciation, knowledge, and care for the natural world. Essentially a small city encompassing a world of ecosystems and experiences, the Houston Zoo is made up of many moving parts. We have over 6000 permanent residents (our animals) for whom we provide housing, meals, medical care and, yes, even education! In addition, we have over 1.84 million guests each year who come to experience our incredible variety of animals and ecosystems, as well as attend special private and public events and entertainment. Our dedicated staff works around the clock to ensure that the Zoo is always running smoothly for the safety and well being of our residents and guests.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Stroller parking, Activities for young children
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

This was the first attraction my boyfriend and I made, and needless to say the most entertaining. We enjoyed the exhibits and the habitats for each animal, they seemed well adapted to the environment. The elephants are a must see as they provided us with a lovely spectacle. The babies were a delight!!!! The park was lovely and the landscaping... More 

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Corpus Christi, Tx
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

The zoo was one of the best we have visited. Large variety of animals and the ability to be very close to elephants, cheetahs, lions, giraffes, etc... Hope the animals there are at the location because it is the best place for their specific needs. Its just sad to know that these animals, some of which have migratory patterns over... More 

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Houston, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Going to the zoo has always been a joy to me. The facilities are well maintained, and the animals seem to be taken care of. The parking though is a little bit difficult. If going here during rush hour-5 PM- well..good luck!

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

This was a great Zoo! So well laid out, plenty of interaction with the animals (including feeding the giraffes), a lot of different types of animals, and even though it was a crowded day you didnt feel like it was overly crowded. Only down side is the parking. There isnt enough of it! Go around the back of the zoo... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

So much fun. Every time we go. Our 3 year old loves to feed the giraffe. Go for a train ride it's always fun. Not a bad thing to say about this place. Fun fun fun

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Houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Like the giraffe exhibit the best. The elephants too. Wide variety of animals. They had wonderful Christmas lights during that season.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

It has great exhibits, well maintained but could not park for about 10 mins. We got our tickets with our CityPass and there were no problems

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The elephant exhibit was right in front and very large. Unfortunately for me the gorillas aren't arriving until the summer. They have an extensive bird exhibit. There didn't seem to be a ton of animals but we did a lot of walking. It's worth a visit on a pretty day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

this is a pretty good size zoo and was not too crowded when i took my kids. the displays were fairly good,pleny of animals to see rebeca schauer

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I love to visit the zoo, it has no age limit...there is so much to do and see never get too old. There are so many attractions, nothing like a visiting at Christmas time and seeing all the beautiful lights.

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