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San Antonio Zoo

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Neighborhood: Uptown Broadway
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Address: 3903 N. Saint Marys St, San Antonio, TX 78212
Phone Number: (210) 734-7184
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Hiking
Description: With more than 8,500 animals on 56 acres, there's plenty of fun for the...
With more than 8,500 animals on 56 acres, there's plenty of fun for the whole family. The San Antonio Zoo was first established with a donation from George W. Brackenridg in the 1800s. Two of the first cageless exhibits in the U.S. opened here in 1929 and the bird collection is one of the world's largest.
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The zoo was nice, based on other peoples reviews i thought it was be worse. My children enjoyed it. It was pretty big, had shaded areas. When we first got there we thought it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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Greenville, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We decided to go here on our family vacation to San Antonio. We arrived around 10:30 and stayed until around 4pm. So there is alot to see. I recommend the fun pass if you are interested in riding the train or carousel and you also get a bag of popcorn. It saves you from standing in line later. My family... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The San Antonio zoo has a lot to offer. Many exhibits and animals. It was a very decent size and took a few hours to look at. It was just my boyfriend and myself. Parking is free in the lot across the street.

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Tamaulipas, Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

It was a mixed feeling for me. The staff was really really friendly, and the place is very clean. But it does feel a little bit outdated, most of the zoos i have visited recently have bigger habitats for the animals. SA ZOO doesnt, i always got the feeling they were caged. Even big animals like the hipposi fel they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed the zoo. Interesting blend of the older part of zoo and newer parts. Older parts definitely not as interesting overall, but they are towards the back so the last things we saw. We were like the only people there too.

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Rockwall, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The Zoo is close to major parks and downtown. The Zoo is centrally located with adequate parking. It is surprising large with a wide variety of animals, it is a slow, rolling, leisurely walk beneath large trees. It has nice habitate and wide enclosures for the animals. Best to visit early morning or later in the evening, the mid day... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

My girls love it and can never get enough, every time we go to San Antonio we visit the zoo and it's great! Best season to visit is summer.

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Houma, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

Although it was extremely hot, the animals were out in full force. The best was the bird interaction. My husband held out the nectar and the birds flocked to him and on him! Our son enjoyed that the most.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The zoo was nice, based on other peoples reviews i thought it was be worse. My children enjoyed it. It was pretty big, had shaded areas. When we first got there we thought it would be crowded inside but only in the beginning it was crowded it was big and open. They had a variety of animal/exhibits. My children also... More 

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Shoreview, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

A great variety of animals. Spread out so you could walk around. Admission was reasonable. Evidently a destination for schools in the San Antonio area.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I visited the San Antonio Zoo with my family and I have to say, I've seen better. The pond areas were really dirty and smelly and the only area for animal interactions was the mini-barn where the pigs and goats were just lying on the floor because of the heat. They should provide shade for these animals and many others... More 

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Additional Information about San Antonio Zoo

Address: 3903 N. Saint Marys St, San Antonio, TX 78212
Phone Number: (210) 734-7184
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Uptown Broadway
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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