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Dublin Zoo

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Address: The Phoenix Park | Cunningham Road, Dublin 8, Ireland
Phone Number: 353 1 677 1425
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9:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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One of the world's oldest zoos, Dublin Zoo is also modern in design and...

One of the world's oldest zoos, Dublin Zoo is also modern in design and houses more than 600 animals. It has been redesigned in recent years to be a safe environment for people and the animals with gardens, lakes and natural habitats.

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Great family day out

A real fun day out, plenty to see and do. Great facilities for the entire family plenty of choice of food in the meerkat restaurant. All in all a great day definitely recommend a... read more

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Waterford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

A real fun day out, plenty to see and do. Great facilities for the entire family plenty of choice of food in the meerkat restaurant. All in all a great day definitely recommend a visit

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County Carlow, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Attended the barbecue in the Zoo last night. Great night. The keepers were great and we really enjoyed the tour. The bar was well run. The food was excellent. Money well spent and good value. If you like animals and the zoo this is a lovely way to spend a night. Books up fast and they should run more.

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Sligo, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We booked our ticket online so immediate entrance! The weather was glorious which is always a bonus, we got to see most of the animals! We brought along a picnic for lunch which is always enjoyable! The zoo is so well kept and it's so much more natural looking now with stunning plants. We stopped off at the meerkat restaurant... More 

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Excellent zoo (one of the best city zoos I have been to). Huge space and very good value for money. One could spend hours in here strolling around. We caught it on a fine day and were really impressed. On-site restaurants/shops are obviously expensive but come prepared and you're laughing. More like a conservation/bio park than a traditional zoo I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

I know zoos aren't everyone's cup of tea but we've been to lots and loved Dublin Zoo. Good value for money and spent 5 hours there, could have spent longer but had somewhere else to be. Lots of information provided about the conservation and breeding work the zoo is involved in. Huge variety of animals, big and small. Particularly loved... More 

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I visited Dublin Zoo around Christmas so obviously it was very Coke! This meant a lot of the animals weren't out in their enclosures however it was still a really good day out! Entry price was reasonable however buying food there is pretty over priced so would recommend taking your own pack lunch!

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's been just over a year since my last visit but we renewed our annual pass today. Dublin zoo has changed for the better over the past few years. The flamingo enclosure is newly renovated, the sea lions enclosure is very nice & is lovely to see the seals from under water with new viewing point. Recently the monkeys got... More 

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Spent 4 hours here, no rain, not toooo hot, slight breeze. The 3 and 6 year olds had a marvellous time, their excitement was contagious. While I have visited other zoos in recent years around the world, it was nearly 60 years since I was last in Dublin Zoo. I loved it, will be back again soon. Many people had... More 

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Sometimes you wonder if you should really go to a zoo when you're in a foreign land. The answer for Dublin Zoo is YES! Very well done. Nice break from so many of the tourist venues.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Hidden in the Phoenix Park but well worth the walk. Prices will vary depending on adult/child/senior/student and even unemployed. There are lots if play areas for kids with benches for adults to sit. There is a lot of shade as the zoo has enormous trees in it. It is quite different in set up from zoos back in Colorado. The... More 

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