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San Antonio Zoo

Address: 3903 N. Saint Marys St, San Antonio, TX 78212 (Uptown Broadway)
Phone Number: (210) 734-7184
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Ranked #44 of 340 things to do in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Hiking
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: With more than 8,500 animals on 56 acres, there's plenty of fun for the whole family. The San...
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Activities: Viewing wildlife, Hiking
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

The Zoo is one of the best anywhere with amazing exhibits, informative staff, and clean animals and grounds. The butterfly house is a must seee while you are there. There is also a train ride and lots of hands on experiences for everyone

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

We spent 30 min trying to go the last one mile to the parking lots. We got there around 2 PM on a nice, warm winter day. The main lot was full. We were still able to park fairly close by though. The zoo was nice. There were a good variety of animals. The day we went was extremely crowded.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The San Antonio Zoo is still a top-rated zoo in my book, however the title is misleading because the San Antonio Aquarium is no longer a part of the zoo. The aquarium is a brand new facility located at 6320 Bandera Road, just northwest of Loop 410 (Connally Loop) on the left. Their website: www.sanantonioaquarium.net/ - a little pricey, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I have been going to this zoo since childhood. (35 years!) We went on a Saturday morning about 10am. I was surprised at how uncrowded it was! By late afternoon though, the line for the train was quite long and the zoo had filled up. The zoo plus train plus carousel can really be quite expensive so if you're local... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

I've lived in San Antonio for just over one year and was excited to hear an aquarium was being built in the city. However, I took my three year old to the San Antonio Aquarium today and was absolutely displeased with the experience. It's obvious based on the location of the aquarium it was formerly a car dealership so there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

I liked that the Zoo was set down in a reclaimed quarry, so the natural rock walls had all manner of real vegetation. The variety of creatures there was great. The park was clean & entry fee was very reasonable, compared to the Detroit Zoo. My hotel had discount coupons, so I believe the entry was only about $8 apiece... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We have been to both the Dallas and Ft. Worth zoo's before and the San Antonio zoo, although not quite as big I don't think, still has plenty of wild life to show. It wasn't overly crowded when we went and it was actually a warm day so there was probably more people there than normal because of that. Even... More 

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Commerce, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 via mobile

It was a nice zoo, nothing exceptional compared to some other zoos. Staff was friendly and helpful. Enjoyed the train ride! It looks like they were remodeling sections of the zoo.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

It was very large, larger than I expected. That means it had loads of different animals to see. And what I liked most about it was that the animals seemed cheerful and happy, they had nice living conditions.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

San Antonio Zoo has always been one of my favorite places. The parking is complimentary, and right near the entry of the zoo. Do ride the train. Our kids alwas enjoy it. Avoid going midday in the summer if you can. The best time to go is right when they open early morning. To bet the crowds, and the heat.... More 

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