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Gladys Porter Zoo

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500 E Ringgold St, Brownsville, TX 78520-7998
+1 956-546-7187
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Not what it used to be

I used to love going to the zoo, but now it doesn’t have as many animals. Now that I take my kids... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Magallanes O
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Brownsville, Texas
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Traditional

Ive been going to this zoo since I was a little girl for school field trips. Its still an... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Daisy V
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Known to be one of the best zoos in the United States, open every day of the year.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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500 E Ringgold St, Brownsville, TX 78520-7998
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+1 956-546-7187
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"endangered species"
in 13 reviews
"well taken care"
in 10 reviews
"butterfly exhibit"
in 7 reviews
"large variety of animals"
in 7 reviews
"aquatic center"
in 6 reviews
"beautiful animals"
in 6 reviews
"lions and tigers"
in 5 reviews
"air conditioned"
in 4 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 11 reviews
"reptile house"
in 4 reviews
"summer months"
in 4 reviews
"big cats"
in 4 reviews
"whole family"
in 4 reviews
"only complaint"
in 4 reviews
"south texas"
in 9 reviews
"exhibits"
in 65 reviews
"enclosures"
in 19 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I used to love going to the zoo, but now it doesn’t have as many animals. Now that I take my kids to the zoo, it saddens me when they ask me if I’ve ever seen an elephant or a rhino. The zoo used to...More

Thank Magallanes O
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ive been going to this zoo since I was a little girl for school field trips. Its still an enjoyable place to visit.

Thank Daisy V
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to spend with family. The heat has been high, so many of the animals have been resting inside of their exhibits.

Thank thebubbaking1
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Zoo is always great but I took my granddaughters while they were visiting in Brownsville and were scared of the bees in the immediate area. Athe employees were very understanding and helpful and refunded our entry fee without a problem though it was against policy.

Thank Jules F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very inexpensive and there are several petting areas for the kids. The new aquatic center is also very Fun, the kids enjoyed petting the stingrays!

1  Thank JesseSolis89
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The zoo is a great place to visit EARLY MORNING! The zoo has beautiful greenery and wonderful animal exhibits but the South Texas heat is relentless. Please make it a point to visit the zoo at the earliest time possible to avoid heat exhaustion! The...More

1  Thank Ashley M
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Reviewed June 9, 2018 via mobile

We have been here several times. This zoo is near where we live. The animals all seem to be very well cared for. We are very fortunate to have a great zoo nearby.

1  Thank Tobin L
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Reviewed May 6, 2018

on vacation from the uk we went for the day it cost $5 parking but across the road there is a parking lot thats free didn't see this until we left,i think it is another $12 to get in the zoo but i have never...More

1  Thank osprey04
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Reviewed April 3, 2018

This zoo is great!!!! It has quite a good variety of animals that appear very content and well cared for overall. It is easy to get there and the staff/volunteers are very helpful.

Thank Harvey H
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Reviewed March 26, 2018

This is a beautiful and Unique place to visit...Must see when in Brownsville...so exotic, beautiful animals, great staff and lots of gift shops and places to cool off...MUST SEE!

Thank jarturosierra
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KerrCounty
June 26, 2018|
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Response from Marie T | Reviewed this property |
Do not know. You can Bry one. Best to call and ask
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Roxanne T
April 27, 2018|
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Response from dontlikesnow44 | Reviewed this property |
Don’t know....are you sure they allow dogs? Check it out to be sure...seems like dogs would annoy some of the animals...
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