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Caldwell Zoo

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Best little zoo in america

People who visit this zoo are always extremely surprised at what a fabulous facility we have in... read more

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Natalie G

We love coming to the Caldwell zoo! It has such a fabulous layout, always clean, and always such a... read more

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Tyler, Texas, United States
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2203 W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Tyler, TX 75702-2954
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All reviews small town under construction great variety of animals smaller city bird feeding animal enclosures snack bar natural habitat white tiger well taken care gift shop all ages whole family several times tyler texas tyler area birds
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Reviewed yesterday

People who visit this zoo are always extremely surprised at what a fabulous facility we have in Tyler It is beautiful and clean and so charming. I try to go at least once a year

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Natalie G
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We love coming to the Caldwell zoo! It has such a fabulous layout, always clean, and always such a great experience!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Monsta927
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good zoo and clean place. We had a nice relaxing time here and we will definitely come back. Highly recommend

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mugmarine
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice small city zoo in tyler we enjoyed the animals. everything was clean and animals look well taken care of although with the cooler weather not all were out. enjoyed the couple of hours

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Jellie38
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stopped in for a visit to this small zoo and was pleasantly surprised! This zoo was started with only birds, and they still have a lot of different birds in residence. They have more parrots then I have ever seen at a zoo. They have...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Trav_LN_now
Reviewed December 11, 2018

This place is really nice. Well kept, tons of animals. Food, snacks and all kinds of stuff. Tons of displays that let animals be in a pretty nice natural habitat. It's a great place for kids and adults.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank lancek53
Reviewed November 29, 2018

EXCELLENT...enjoyed every minute. Can't wait to go back weather permitting. I live in Tyler and didn't know what I had been missing. Family in town and suggested we go. Not disappointed at all.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank rose g
Reviewed November 26, 2018

You are allowed to feed the giraffes lettuce, and also had a lot of neat animals their in a clean enviornment. The staff is friendly and have a nice cafe to eat in. They had a few monkeys, however no chimps or grorillas.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Linda B
Reviewed November 8, 2018 via mobile

I've been to this zoo several times and plan to return. The zoo is small enough that you can see all the animals without feeling rushed, and the design of the enclosures allows you to get great views; attached pictures taken with my phone. If...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank swicked1
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Nicest place in Tyler Tx- if your going on a hot day show up at 9am it’s cooler and you can be done by 11am. I suggest going to the wild bird walkabout First because the birds seem to eat more in the am. The...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Brenda Y
June 8, 2018|
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Response from catw0man77 | Reviewed this property |
I haven't been to the cafe since they've remodeled and upgraded, but I know they used to have burgers and salads, chips, snacks, drinks, and those delicious frozen lemonades! Expect the usual high prices you pay at any kind... More
Brenda Y
June 8, 2018|
Response from CDFontes | Reviewed this property |
There is a little café on the property. Limited selection of snacks and things like fries (possibly hamburgers and hot dogs).
May 27, 2018|
Response from candjlindsey | Reviewed this property |
Not inside the zoo. Per their website: "Outside food is not allowed on zoo grounds. The zoo does offer family picnic spots in our main parking lot, adjacent to the zoo’s main entrance."
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Tyler, Texas
A trip to the Zoo and BBQ and Mums (0 Replies)
Tyler has a great zoo and today we visited it. Caldwell Zoo is on the Northwest side of town and with the cooler weather was a good day out. We have been there several times but today was the best "animal day', with lots and lots visible. On the way home and about two blocks from the zoo we stopped at Hickory Fare for BBQ. ---the best we have foumd in Tyler. The unsauced brisket was delicious--had to bring home a pound!! The coleslaw was also delicious, the potato salad was good but not my...More
October 01, 2011|