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“Wonderful surprise!” 5 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 34 things to do in Brownsville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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.
Brownsville
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Wonderful surprise!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The first time I went to this zoo I was amazed! It's a first class, top rated zoo in a town as small as Brownsville. If you like zoos and happen to be here, don;t miss it. Wonderful primate section.

Visited December 2012
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Brownsville, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“New Aquatic Center!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

New Aquatic Center is beautiful and reminds you of the zoos you visit when you are out of town.
It is definitely worth visiting.

Visited November 2013
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Santana de Parnaiba, SP
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50 reviews 50 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Don't miss the Gorillas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

My daughter was able to arrange a private tour. I highly recommend it. You will see things from the "other side" and even get to touch some of the animals as well. It's also a great way to support your local community.

Visited August 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Gorillas!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

Wonderful zoo. Went on a cool overcast day and the animals were very active. Saw gorillas climbing palm trees and thumping their chests.

Visited September 2013
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great zoo! All the animals you want to see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

It is definitely worth the trip to Brownsville from South Padre Island for the zoo! Impressive amount of animals! It was really fun watching the chimps do flips, the giraffes stare at you, and the zebra's "horse around." Very fun zoo and lots of shade to keep it from getting ungodly hot!

Visited September 2013
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