Cameron Park Zoo

Cameron Park Zoo, Waco: Hours, Address, Cameron Park Zoo Reviews: 4.5/5

Cameron Park Zoo
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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kmw3280
9 contributions
May 2021 • Family
This was such a nice zoo. It's small compared to some, but it is so well manicured. All the animals seemed happy and healthy, and all the exhibits were very clean. It is mapped out so well, if you follow the path, it takes you in a well organized circle. We walked the entire zoo with a 3 year old in about 3 hours. They gave incredibly nice educational tid bits at each exhibit and the way the enclosures are set up you sort of get a 360 degree visual almost guaranteed to see all the Animals. I love the running water feature that seems to go through most the exhibits giving the animals fresh water at all times. The lemur and monkey islands were really cool and are a very nice touch to the open air zoo experience. Highly recommend that if you are in Waco that you take a few hours out of your day to check out this really fantastic zoo.
Written May 19, 2021
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Chris V
40 contributions
Dec 2021 • Solo
I was on a road trip through Waco and decided to stop and see an attraction before I continued on and I am glad I did. It is a beautiful zoo with lots of animals and lots of space where you don’t feel like they are trying to cram a bunch on attractions into a limited space like I have experienced at zoos in other cities. I loved seeing the wide variety of animals and getting to see some that I haven’t see before. It is a great place for any occasion.
Written December 26, 2021
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Aichonette
Bryan, TX23 contributions
Sep 2020 • Family
We’ve taken our toddler a couple of times and have really enjoyed it! It’s a smaller zoo, so they don’t have all the animals you might hope for, but they have most of the main ones your young kids would want to see. Because it is smaller, it’s much more manageable to go through in it’s entirety without overextending your kids and still make naptime! The food is decent and the prices are surprisingly reasonable. Definitely worth it!
Written September 11, 2020
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Sarah C
Bryan, TX23 contributions
Jun 2021
Lots of shade and indoor A/C areas, but you will still get hot during the summer, bring water and wear sunscreen. Don't miss the red barn building which has nocturnal animals... most people walked by without realizing it was an exhibit with lots of animals you rarely see. The indoor cafe is closed, but the treetop cafe was open with a few covered outdoor seating options. There was ice cream, snack and drink vending machines near the giraffes exhibit, but you can also bring in food and snacks. We did it all in about 3 hours. Head to Jake's Texas Tea house a short 5 minute drive. Kid's meals come in paper Cadillacs (skip the shakes here and order pie!) Gift shop was not as impressive as the Mayborn museum.
Written June 30, 2021
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Prax-Tammy
Conroe, TX1,345 contributions
Mar 2021 • Couples
What an Amazing Zoo!!! The baby orangutan was so entertaining and really engages with you. We came here right when it opened, barely no people. We had some great photo opportunities and time with the animals. Due to it not being crowded. Definitely, an amazing experience.
Written March 19, 2021
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VanEsq12
Dallas, TX2,324 contributions
May 2021 • Solo
This is a small, but enjoyable zoo. Anyone who enjoys looking at animals will find almost all of their zoo favorites here: lions, tigers, bears, elephants, giraffes, rhinos, moneys, snakes and more!! It is well laid out and easy to navigate, with the entire facility being ADA accessible! There are lots of picnic areas, pavillions for cooperate gatherings, and outdoor play areas for the kids. HINT: bring your own food and drinks. Offerings inside the zoo and limited at best and expensive.
Written May 30, 2021
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Randy T
Fort Worth, TX40 contributions
Sep 2021
Our first visit to Cameron Park Zoo was Labor Day, 9.10.21. It is an excellent zoo. Just the right size to explore in 3 hours. It was hot, but there are a lot of trees and indoor exhibits. Great for families! We bought the family membership with AZA network reciprocal admission to other zoos and will definitely be back.

Nuestro primer viaje al Zoologico Parque Cameron era el dia de labor, 6 de septiembre 2021. Es excelente zoo. El tamano es correcto para recurrirlo en 3 horas. Hacia calor, pero hay bastantes arboles y exhibiciones de adentro. Excelente para familias. Compramos miembrisia de familia con admsicion de zoos de la red de ASA y vamos a regresar.
Written September 10, 2021
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SWG
5 contributions
Mar 2021 • Family
I liked how the zoo was family friendly and had themes in the different areas. The sea life area had a ship as the design of the building. There were also a variety of animals. The only thing that was concerning was the high amount of vultures everywhere. Not sure if they are native to the area. But overall an ok zoo to take kids.
Written April 12, 2021
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Collin223
Ontario, OH32 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
Took my wife and 8 month old on a day trip from Austin. Found a great parking spot, unloaded our stroller and walked right in with a minimal wait. Got a 50% discount for being a member of a partner zoo (which is awesome) and brought a small cooler with us. The zoo is well maintained with educational signage everywhere and a very friendly staff. I loved the amount of water fountains and bottle refill stations as well as the benches and shade. It made a hot Texas day much more bearable. Animals were active, but some enclosures seem a little small (especially Jaguars) which may have to do with the size of the property. We took about 2 hours to get through. Well worth a visit.
Written June 22, 2021
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Ashley
Fort Worth, TX1 contribution
Mar 2021 • Couples
Not horrible, but not really the best zoo either. Staff were friendly, indoor areas were super crowded, paths were kinda tight to get through at times. Pretty small and not a lot of concessions. Enclosures were small and lackluster and quite a few animals were off display due to covid. Cheap at only $25 for 2 adults though! Wouldn’t recommend a drive out of the way to visit but not a bad place if you need something to do while in town! Magnolia market and the dr pepper museum are probably better visits.
Written March 7, 2021
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Cameron Park Zoo is open:
  • Sun - Sun 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Mon - Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM