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Address: 2203 Martin Luther King Blvd., Tyler, TX 75702
Phone Number: 903 593-0121
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For a small town zoo, I was very impressed with the quality of the exhibits and the diversity of the animals on display. We went on an off day and we almost had the entire place... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Chandler, Texas
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Chandler, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

For a small town zoo, I was very impressed with the quality of the exhibits and the diversity of the animals on display. We went on an off day and we almost had the entire place to ourselves.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

What a great zoo! We spent 2+ hours walking around with the kids they had a great time. Cleanest zoo I've ever seen and all the staff interacted with the kids. Fantastic assortment of animals and you can get up nice and close to everything.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

We have enjoyed this local gem for 15+ years, with our children, and now our grandchildren. They especially love the Elephants;)

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Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I loved visiting the Caldwell Zoo with my family. The zoo is not large compared to most metropolis zoos, but it is a good size for Tyler. My son loved looking at all of the animals, and the eating area around the sahara animals enclosure is fantastic. My only complaint is that they don't have any gorillas.

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Dallas, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We really enjoyed the size of this zoo as we live in the big city; it wasn't overwhelming for a six year old boy. We passed thru while visiting colleges for his big brother and this was his treat. The bird show was neat, the penguins were funny and of course he enjoyed the snowcone!

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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This was a great Zoo. Beautiful birds, a white tiger, and the animals were out and about, even in January. We got tons of great pics with the kids, who had a blast. Definitely worth the $!

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Plano, Texas
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163 reviews 163 reviews
31 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I do not like zoos. I think of animal prison. I sure do hope that the animals think we are funny with our antics. This zoo seems to give the animals a decent amount of space and it's clean. If you or anyone in your group likes zoos, this is an excellent one.

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

My fiancé and I went on a weekday last year and had a great time. The monkeys and penguins interacted with us and seeing the elephants and lions so close was awesome. I've been to bigger zoos with more animals but this was my best experience at a zoo so far

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Tyler, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Caldwell Zoo rivals any zoo you'll ever visit in a town this size. Very impressive displays and exhibits. The bird walkabout was a favorite, and also the otters. The price for one visit for a family of four seems a little high to me, but the best deal is an annual family pass.

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Grand Blanc, Michigan
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

I was seriously impressed with this zoo. We went on a cool day and it was pretty empty. I think we picked the perfect time! One of the best things for me was that the animals seemed to be happy, clean and well fed. The set up is nice and much of the place has been revamped recently. It was... More 

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