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Cameron Park Zoo

1701 N. Fourth Street, Waco, TX 76707
254 750-8400
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Ranked #4 of 17 attractions in Waco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Zoos
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Salado, Texas
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

What's great about the Cameron Park Zoo in Waco is that you can see it all in a couple hours, a half a day, or more. With plenty of shade and indoor exhibits to keep you cool during the hot summer months, it's a great destination any time of year. Most of the exhibits are animal and visitor friendly &... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

We try to come to Cameron Park Zoo at least once a year. It is a small zoo but it's perfect for little legs... We get to see plenty of animals that we see at the bigger zoos, without the crowds; and the splash pad in the kid's play area is wonderful for cooling off on these hot Texas days.... More

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Austin, Texas
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64 reviews 64 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

If you're near Waco or want to check out a zoo from Austin and don't feel like going to San Antonio, then this is a great place to go. The enclosures are on the smaller side, but it is a good size to walk through in 1/2 a day with a good variety of animals including bison, giraffes, lions, tigers,... More

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Italy, Texas
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The zoo is set up to travel a circle, so no matter which direction (left/right) you choose- you see the whole zoo. It is also smaller than most, so you can take your time to see the entire zoo and not be completely exhausted. Also very clean and friendly. And they offer several discount options for parents and even grandparents.

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Dallas, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We've been to Cameron Park Zoo several times and it's always a good time. Big enough to see a good assortment of animals, yet small enough to to get everything in, in a few hours. Beautifully set up and reasonably priced.

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Belton, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Took two of my kids this zoo (ages 7 & 9) and we had an amazing time! We visited on Memorial day and it was perfect! There was a thunder storm warning that day, so we didn't get to see the primates or the buffalo, but we still had a blast! We got there right as the park opened so... More

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Lake Jackson, Texas
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Went to the zoo with my son and 2 young granddaughters. Following the map was a wee bit confusing, but we did see everything. It was quiet, and not a lot of visitors, but during the week, so that was good. If it had not been so hot, we would have enjoyed it more. However, they did have a good... More

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Houston
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26 reviews 26 reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

Going...it is nice and clean. Enclosures are way too small for my taste but I hate zoos. Reasonably priced. Friendly staff. Free parking. Beautiful park surrounding it. Take the kids to the kids to the nice playgrounds in the pecan bottoms area of the park just outside the zoo.

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Waco, Texas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Went as a family to visit the zoo and the two kids (4 & 2) were fascinated the entire trip. Be prepared to walk a lot and hear lots of Ohhhs and Aughhs. We went during the week and it wasn't crowded and I think that is the best time to go. No food or drinks can be brought in... More

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Dallas, Texas
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58 reviews 58 reviews
23 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I have visited this zoo now 3 times and I am amazed each time how many people I talk to about it that say they didn't know Waco had a zoo. I'm telling you that this is a nice quiet zoo that is very well kept and will surprise you. You will find here something's that you won't see at... More

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