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“Super Fun” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Gladys Porter Zoo

Gladys Porter Zoo
500 Ringgold St., Brownsville, TX 78520
956-546-7187
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Ranked #1 of 12 Attractions in Brownsville
Activities: Hiking
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Owner description: Known to be one of the best zoos in the United States, open every day of the year.
Laguna Vista, Texas, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Super Fun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

This was our first time there and I was greatly surprised by how nice this zoo was. Lots too see. Very well set up, clean and very friendly staff. I will visit again.

Visited December 2012
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Dayton
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great zoo with beautiful animals”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

I loved the zoo, so beautiful. Lovely grounds, nicely landscaped. A little pricey in the gift shop but food was priced reasonably.

Visited March 2013
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Conroe, TX
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56 reviews 56 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Best Little Zoo in Texas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Wonderful, clean, friendly zoo with animals Iv'e not seen anywhere else. I would recommend to anyone.

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Harlingen
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60 reviews 60 reviews
31 attraction reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Love this Family friendly Zoo!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Great for the entire family.
Really enjoy the rest areas, and the upgrades that they are making.
The kids splash zone is a good break from the heat and the services provided are good too.
Gift shop could use some revamping and maybe some upgrades, space is crampt at times when full of customers and not easy to navigate. One cashier made for a long wait.

Visited November 2012
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South Padre Island, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great Zoo”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

This zoo has constantly grown and improved since my first visit in 1978 with my children. You don't have to take kids with you to have a great time though. During the summer months, it is best to go early or late. Many of the animals hide away during the hot part of the day.

Visited October 2012
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