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Cameron Park Zoo

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Address: 1701 N 4th St, Waco, TX 76707-2463
Phone Number: 254 750-8400
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Didn't expect this little gem in Waco. The facilities are clean. The animals look happy. The size was perfect. Just when my family seemed to fade, we were done. This place packs... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Didn't expect this little gem in Waco. The facilities are clean. The animals look happy. The size was perfect. Just when my family seemed to fade, we were done. This place packs in a good # of animals. Incredibly, it does not look crowded. You can get up and personal with just about every animal there. They have little reptiles,... More 

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Thank M C
Killeen, Texas
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73 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A great day trip, fun place to hang for the day with lots of different animal. Love the giraffes. Such a fun and exciting zoo

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Thank Foeltz
Waco, Texas
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

An OUTSTANDING Zoo in Central Texas. The setting is beautiful on the banks of the Brazos River with shade everywhere. You will find yourself totally involved with watching the varied animals, birds and reptiles as they live in the wild. From Big African Elephants and Rhino's to some of the smallest creatures. A GREAT outing for family, friends and children... More 

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Kodiak Island, Alaska
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I have 2 small kids. (5 & 2yo). Came to visit family in Texas and they took us here. I have to say that I am really impressed with this zoo. It's HOT in Texas and coming from Alaska it was hard to adjust to the Texas summer heat. I really appreciated all of the trees, covered walkways & the... More 

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Thank AlaskaMom2
waco
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20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful natural habitat zoo. Gladys Porter zoo was the future of zoos when I was growing up, but Cameron park zoo surpasses it by a long shot. Beautiful setting with meandering paths dotted with benches. Splash pad area for the kids. Get up close to the giraffes from the upper deck.

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We really enjoyed this zoo with our 2 1/2 year old. The layout is great, just when you think you are "over" the heat, there is respite in the form of a cool indoor aquarium exhibit or reptile house! The habitats looked well kept and most the animals had plenty of room to roam. We grabbed lunch in the cafe,... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I had a great time when visiting the Cameron Park Zoo. The area was beautiful and loved seeing all of the animals. Next time I make a visit to Waco, I'll be coming back to the zoo.

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Waco, Texas
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319 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It isn't a bad zoo--it isn't San Antonio or San Diego or Seattle but it is okay for a medium sized city. Surprisingly good aquatic and fish displays, snakes and lizards. Sad Buffalo. Go on a pleasant day you are outdoors a lot.

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Thank neuroshrink
Waco, Texas
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cameron Park Zoo is a great place to take families and is in a beautiful setting. Arriving early is my recommendation. Another suggestion is to turn left when you enter rather than the traditional pattern of going right. This way you are not with the same people throughout the adventure. If you're lucky you will get to see the... More 

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Thank Celia D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love this zoo!!! We ended up just getting a membership and it's been so awesome to take our toddler practically whenever he wants. You can see the animals up close, and it's not too big or too small. Can be done in a couple hours. Fun slide that goes through the otter habitat! Great park for the kids in... More 

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