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Cameron Park Zoo

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Address: 1701 N. Fourth Street, Waco, TX 76707
Phone Number: 254 750-8400
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Took my young children to the zoo and they enjoyed it a lot. Is this a world class zoo? No but for decent price it's a great way to entertain the kids for a few hours. Their... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Woodway, Texas
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Woodway, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Took my young children to the zoo and they enjoyed it a lot. Is this a world class zoo? No but for decent price it's a great way to entertain the kids for a few hours. Their favorites were the reptile building and the bats barn.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Waco Zoo is currently housed in a modern planned facility started in the 90s. Very well done but smaller in size and number of animals compared to Dallas or Houston. It's specialty is a connection of exhibits that feature habitat and animals native to Texas. The Herp house is excellent and has a wonderful variety of snakes. You will leave... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

This zoo has grown over the years and gives Disneyland trouble today. The exhibits are carefully planned as close to the animal's natural habitat as possible. We have orangutans, tigers, lions, apes, and elephants. There is a comprehensive herpatarium. The zoo has clean, paved walkways and a snack bar.

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Dallas, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

My kiddos and I visited the Cameron Park Zoo for the first time over Spring Break. The zoo is centrally located next to Cameron Park, the river area, Mammoth site and several other points of interest. There was plenty of free parking, and admission to the zoo was very reasonable (especially with a coupon). You can chose to self guide... More 

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Murfreesboro
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The Cameron Park Zoo was a tremendous success for our family. It was tremendous how close you were to the animals. Being able to lock eyes with the tiger and the lion was one of the most amazing experiences for my kids. One thing we did learn is the morning is the best time to go. We didnt have much... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We traveled to Waco with our grandchildren to visit family and took in the Cameron Park Zoo while there. This zoo is a gem and surprising for such a small town. There were a lot of different types of animals. We all enjoyed our day there and look forward to going again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We love this zoo. Except for all the buzzards. Were sad to see online of the recent death. We could feel the sadness at the exhibit. This zoo is awesome though. The nocturnal exhibit was the first like this we had ever seen years ago. Its still one of the best. The animals all seem very well taken care of.... More 

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Irving, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We had a great time at Cameron Park Zoo. Lots of cool animals to see; some surprising close enough to touch. Fair price for admissions. Give yourself about two and a half hours to make sure you see everything.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

You wouldn't expect a zoo of this quality in Waco, but it's for real. Great selection of animals, moderate sized zoo in a great location at Cameron Park. A little crowded (spring break time), so I'd plan on getting there earlier in the day.

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Justin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Great zoo! Took about 2 hours to walk the entire place with two babies and two school age children. Even during spring break it wasn't too crowded. We got to see all the animals up close. We will be coming back!

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