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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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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 went out here with some friends and had a really good time. The train is right there close. I would recommend it. The train ride is very pretty scenes. The zoo was doing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
matthewlantzy
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San Antonio, Texas

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Viera, Florida
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91 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I have visited this zoo many times during our travels. I could easily spend all day here. Clean and well maintained when we last visited.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Great place to take the kids. Lots of shade from trees for adults to get under. Nice places to stop and get a snack and cool off. Love the Merry-Go-Round.

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Waxahachie
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

We were here with our five grandkids in July. Although it was hot, there is a lot of shade at the zoo. The kids also enjoyed the carousel. They fed the parrots with sugar water that you buy before entering. They also enjoyed the butterfly exhibit. All of the animals seemed well cared for. It is a really nice zoo!... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 NEW

We went out here with some friends and had a really good time. The train is right there close. I would recommend it. The train ride is very pretty scenes. The zoo was doing some construction last we were the on the back part I think it was called Africa live. Anyway I am sure it is done by now.... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The SA Zoo is a well-kept secret. It is surprisingly well-equipped and nicely operated. The staff are all nice and seem to genuinely like their jobs. Go early before it gets hot to see the most animals. And their food was actually quite good and very reasonably priced.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I would place this zoo at the top of the best zoos I have visited. The setup of the zoo is amazing and they have a great number of exhibits. This is also one of the first zoos I have been to where they have an aquarium and a bunch of food/snack options. Cannot wait to go back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

This zoo is beautiful with a ton of animals. The difference is that there are some places in which you can interact with birds, butterflies, fish, and goats. It was a wonderful experience.

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Brownsville, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Even though it was a very hot day (101°) today we enjoyed seeing the animals. Majority of the animals were very active and we were able to interact with a few. The place could use a touch-up but over all my family got to see something different than our hometown zoo.

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

There's something for everyone at the San Antonio Zoo. The kids will love the animals, the reptile building, the bird area, the butterfly exhibit(one of my favorites), the play areas and the petting zoo. The food isn't to pricey either, if you choose to eat there. It's a great way to spend the day. Then when you're done, if you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

My wife and I took our 4yr old son and his 4 yr old cousin to the SA Zoo on a Friday morning. Easy to get in early, we bought the upsell pass to ride the carousel and the train..it was hot, so we walked and carried the young ones quickly, focusing on a few animals...highlights: loved the hippo exhibit... More 

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