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Cameron Park Zoo

1701 N. Fourth Street, Waco, TX 76707
254 750-8400
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Ranked #3 of 14 attractions in Waco
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Zoos
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Waco, Texas
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Nestled into the beautiful river bottom habitat of the Brazos River, with easy access off I-35, Cameron Park Zoo is a great place to spend time with family and friends. The have all the expected large African Plains animals, they also have an emphasis on Texas natives, such as Bison and white-tailed deer. They have both freshwater and saltwater indoor... More

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Central Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The Cameron Park Zoo is a natural barrier zoo in lush "River" terrain. Emphasis is placed up the species living in and around the Brazos River. The Zoo has benefited greatly from broad based community support and exceeds animal parks in similar size cities because of those gifts. Because it is natural barrier, you might not see the animals out... More

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Waco, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We love this zoo even though we have been there over and over. Although it is small, it rivals larger city zoos.

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Waco, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The zoo is really great, especially considering it's in a small town. I actually prefer the Waco Zoo to the one in Dallas simply because it's smaller and not quite as crowded, yet the animals and exhibits are just as good. It's a great outing for the family, and very kid friendly!

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Waco, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I have a pretty high standard for Zoos, and Cameron Park Zoo rates nicely. It's a beautiful place to visit and has a nice, calm atmosphere. The Docents are good and the programs are varied. I wish they were more active in SSP programs, but its a small zoo. They manage their resources nicely.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

I wasn't really sure what to expect but what I got was an AMAZING day at the zoo. First, the grounds are lovely and just to walk around in the park was a treat. Second, the assortment of animals was nice! The weather was perfect so the animals were very active this day and isn't that the best part of... More

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Nolanville, tx
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26 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

For a city the size of Waco this zoo is really nice. Not big so kids don't have to walk a long way. Good selection on animals in a realtively nice setting. We went on a coolish overcast day and there weren't a lot of people which made it nice. Like most zoos, food is okay but not great.

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Alvin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We loved this zoo. Great flow, with plenty of shade to protect you from the sun. Interesting exhibits, with plenty of room for the animals. Free parking and reasonable gift shop prices. The only problem was all the annoying vultures that were around.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

The Cameron Park Zoo is perfect if you don't want to spend the entire day at one attraction! Even better if you have small children with limited attention span and tiny feet - not having to walk half a mile in between exhibits will keep them interested and having fun! The animals are content and healthy - that's the most... More

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Campbell Hall, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Spent one day of our Spring break 2014 stay-cation in Waco. Has been years since we drove along the new river walk, what a surprise! Walking/jogging trails, a bronze stampede headed for refurbished suspension bridge that is just for pedestrian traffic, new hotels and restaurants. Parking lot was full at the regular zoo parking, but we were directed to the... More

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