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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
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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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Spent the day with my wife, our daughter and her family (hubby and son 7). We met friends there, two other couples. We spent roughly 3 hours- entry was easy and smooth; was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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San Antonio, Texas
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San Antonio, Texas
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59 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

we brought the camera, wore comfy shoes and went in. The exhibits have been updated since we were last there. The birds are fantastic there. Nice selection of cranes. The Africa house was fun to see the hippos above and below the water. It wasn't hot outside so the animals were active. The new giraffe area is well done. Take... More 

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Pennsauken, New Jersey
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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was great a great to spend there. They have a train that goes all over. Great food and such a various of different animals. Place was laid out great so that all could see. Very reasonable

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Thank Elizabeth S
San Antonio, Texas
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107 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Animals were active and interesting. Great walking paths, easy to navigate and view animals. The new giraffe exhibit was fun to experience.

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Thank CindyG2015SA
San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago credit card Amex Card Member Review

Spent the day with my wife, our daughter and her family (hubby and son 7). We met friends there, two other couples. We spent roughly 3 hours- entry was easy and smooth; was full but not overly crowded; as zoo's go I was impressed by the size of many animals. I would give our day a definite two thumbs up.

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Thank John J
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35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This zoo is amazing! The animals were extremely active and we're so close to you. The kids loved interacting with the animals. The cost wasn't bad especially if you get the fun pass. Feeding the Lory's was an awesome experience but the kids were a little skidish. Very easy to get around with a teen in a wheelchair. The carousel... More 

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Thank Derik M
Donna, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As the parent of an easily-bored 6 year old, I was somewhat hesitant to take our son to the zoo during this weekend's short trip to San Antonio. However, with Sea World and Fiesta Texas closed for the winter, there was little else to do during a nice day outdoors. Now, I had lived in San Antonio for around 12... More 

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Thank Victor A
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great way to spend half a day. Reasonable entry fee and a good variety of animals. Free parking across the street.

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Houston, Texas
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14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We like to visit zoo's all over and we visit this one often. My kids favorite part is feeding the Lorikeets nectar. They have quite a few animals from all over. There is also giraffe feeding which is fun.

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Thank Jessica-Greg P
Collegeville, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not the largest zoo by any means, but clean, well kept, and fun for kids and adults and alike. Be sure to check out the parrots nest where you can feed them nectar from a cup in your hand. The kids loved it and so did I! New giraffe exhibit opened but I was a month shy before they open... More 

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went with the grandkids to the zoo on Saturday. The parking lot was full, it took us 15 minutes to find a spot. BUT, once we were in the zoo, it did not feel crowded and we never felt hurried. We had an absolutely wonderful time. The new Giraffe exhibit was terrific. All the animals seemed to be out;... More 

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