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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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We love the zoo but are waiting for them to get giraffes back then it will be 5 stars. My toddler loves the zoo but sometimes gets bored on the lack of large animals she can see... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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San Antonio, Texas
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Temple, Texas, United States
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Wasn't sure if we were going to make it on a hot day. [IMPORTANT] plenty of water fountains, restrooms and several A/C exhibits! Very nice displayed, even though some areas were being remodeled, love all the walk-in displays. You have to see the baby goat perform it's tricks. Also, when at the petting zoo area there is a hand wash... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

This place has a lot to see. I love the walk around 8n the morning when it is quiet however unlike most zoos there's no cold weather animals... but the safari theme is awesome.

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We had such a great experience here! The zoo was wonderful! Shady areas are a bit infrequent so bring a hat and sunscreen. Plenty of places to eat and lots of restrooms throughout the park. There were many different exhibits and lots of shows running all day long. We were very happy that we decided to go and would go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The San Antonio Zoo is looking more like the private zoos around the country in its revamping of enclosures and visitor rest stations. The zoos enclosures are getting badly needed upgrades while keeping the well seasoned stone work and nature trees. The zoos animal collection includes many not seen in other zoos including wild dogs. One of the best features... More 

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Broussard, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Parking at the zoo was relatively easy during the time we visited. Our 2 year old daughter enjoyed the variety of birds, monkies and fish in the rainforest area. She really had a blast at the petting zoo. The pigs were friendly and didn't mind kids. Although the elephants weren't present on the day we went (cleaning their habitat), we... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

We love the zoo but are waiting for them to get giraffes back then it will be 5 stars. My toddler loves the zoo but sometimes gets bored on the lack of large animals she can see up close. She loves the hippos,rhinos,and of course the carousel.

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Longview, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed the zoo but thought it would be bigger than it was. There is some nice qualities to this zoo. I would go again and take the kids. Loved the birds, monkey and elephants. The animals seem well taken care of. The lions statue up front is pretty awesome and we took pictures there.

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Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Great zoo with so many animals to see. This is one of the best zoos I've ever been to. Just be prepared to do a lot of walking. They offer snacks, strollers and wheel chairs. Don't forget to take a ride on the mini train after the zoo.

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 561 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

As a long time resident of San Antonio, I'm reluctant to give a critical review on this venerable local institution, but things are getting worse there and folks should know. My BW and I took our two grandsons on a weekday visit. This zoo is over one hundred and one years old and really looks it. Most of the exhibits... More 

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Wolfforth, Texas
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86 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

My boys, ages 5 and 11, had a WONDERFUL time at the zoo!!! The grounds are beautifully maintained, and we enjoyed the exhibits. We missed getting to see the giraffes, but hopefully, the new giraffe area will be complete soon. If you have kiddoes, you need to bring them here for a visit! *If you are coming in summer, though,... More 

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Additional Information about San Antonio Zoo

Address: 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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