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Tropical World

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Open Now: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Amazing day

we spent the day here having never heard of it before. It was amazing - seeing all the animals... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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Great Zoo

Such a lovely Friendly place, be it the Butterfly garden or all the Chameleons or Exotic Birds... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Letterkenny, Ireland
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“butterfly house”(27 reviews)
“mini zoo”(22 reviews)
“garden centre”(21 reviews)
Tropical World at Alcorn’s, Letterkenny, has best be described by patrons as both “Donegal’s hidden gem” and the “one must see attraction to visit in Donegal”. Tropical World is a fully licensed zoo with an astonishing array of animals, from a...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
| Loughnagin, Letterkenny, Ireland
+353 74 912 1655
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

we spent the day here having never heard of it before. It was amazing - seeing all the animals happy and well cared for. So easy to spend hours and also having a cafe and a brilliant play area there is something for everyone -...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such a lovely Friendly place, be it the Butterfly garden or all the Chameleons or Exotic Birds, Snakes or Meerkats, whatever takes your fancy this place delivers.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed November 5, 2018

We brought our cousins from Dublin to Tropical World. They were very impressed. They have one 12 year old and an 18 year old. The animals are so well looked after. The place is clean. It was so impressive to see something like this in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Pianomusic1
Reviewed September 28, 2018

This is a bit of a hidden gem and is very unassuming from the outside.. A good quantity and selection of small animal, insect and birds. All looks reasonably happy and cared for. There is a fabulous indoor play area with loads of obstacles and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

I couldn't recommend this place enough I've heard of it but always thought it wouldn't be that exciting...i was very mistaken, staff are so nice and went out of his way to let us hold lots of different animals & insects...irs very clean and no...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jodiemit
Reviewed September 15, 2018

Great little zoo with an on site cafe, picnic area, small gift shop and garden centre attached. Great for all the family from toddlers to grandparents. Lots of birds but a good number of animals too including prairie dogs, meerkats, giant tortoises, raccoons, chipmunks and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

We went to letterkenny for a we break sunday-thursday and visited here on the 13th as it was raining and we had heard it was a great place to go in that weather... it is . Its a fantastic spot if you in anyway like...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lauradin2040
Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

have been here a few times and will be there again, it's a great family day out and alot of it is covered including the playpark so you can go even on a rainy day

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 47lily47
Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

Well worth a visit. This is a Wee gem. Great for the wee ones and only takes an hour. Marmacets (?) Lemers birds and dinosaurs. Great cafe on site

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 709tommyw
Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

I have been here recently with my grandchildren & again with friends who were visiting with small children. Both children & adults alike loved it. Lots to see, very educational & if you are there at certain times you can actually handle some of the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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August 19, 2018|
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Response from 253stepheniek | Reviewed this property |
1pm-5.30pm on Sundays. Last admission is 4.30pm.
Lynda M
July 30, 2018|
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Is it wheelchair friendly