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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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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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This is a nice size zoo. Perfect for families with younger children. Each time I come here I am amazed at the new exhibits. They are constantly adding something new. The best... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Corpus Christi, Texas
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Sachse, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

I took the family there on a weekday during Spring Break and the crowds weren't too bad. The zoo was nice. The outside exhibits were large & open and most of the animals were out and about. Walking through the park seemed to flow smoothly and all the exhibits seemed orgainized. We are use the the Dallas & Fort Worth... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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44 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 via mobile

The zoo was clean, including restrooms. The zoo was very pleasant, lots of animals. Most were out the day we went. Check website for animal feeding times! Cute gift shop. Lots to wee!!!

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 via mobile

This is a nice size zoo. Perfect for families with younger children. Each time I come here I am amazed at the new exhibits. They are constantly adding something new. The best part of our visit this time was the Butterfly Garden. The cost is an additional $1.50 per person but it is well worth the price. Butterflies land on... More 

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Oceanside, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Nice but need more employees to watch the location to many i walked by smoking ...myself and my husband very upset that no one was keeping people accountable .

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18 reviews 18 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

It has been a while since I last went, found a coupon at www.sanantonioattractions.com although I saw a different entrance fee on their page. I saw on the zoo map that we could of had our hand stamped to leave and go back later in which I didn't know. We were dropped off since it's tradition for families and friends... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

As membership holders, we go often. The layout of the zoo makes it a nice to take the young ones out for the day as it offers plenty of shade and is stroller friendly. There is small butterfly exhibit (small fee) with plenty of butterflies to see. The entrance to Africa Live is a must see exhibit with an underwater... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Enjoy was great, the only thing that bothered us was with rainy weather some animals aren't out and about, but that's not zoo's fault. Recommend getting the fun pass

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Houston, Texas
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63 reviews 63 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I have been to many zoos and this one is definitely not in the top 10. Wasn't much to see. There were just animals in very basic habitats. There was not much else to look at. There aren't direction/animal signs. No big decorations or interactive/play areas. Just very basic. The ticket prices were expensive compared to other big city zoos... More 

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Magnolia, United States
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63 reviews 63 reviews
16 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Came here for spring break and the kids loved it! The butterfly exhibit in the morning was incredible. They were feeding first thing so the activity was amazing. Move slow and enjoy the show. Next we took in the aviary to feed to birds. Again so much fun for the kids and adults. Since this was a vacay we took... More 

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McKinney, Texas, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The Zoo was clean and well maintained. The price was perfect for a 2-3 hour outing with the family. They do have some interactive activities we did not participate in (ie butterflies exhibit). There did seem to be quite a bit of bird exhibits but overall it was not a bad experience. The staff was friendly. Wished the bigger animals... More 

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