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Gladys Porter Zoo

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#1 of 28 things to do in Brownsville Features Animals
500 E Ringgold St, Brownsville, TX 78520-7998
+1 956-546-7187
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This place is a must see! The whole family enjoyed it. We went late September, so it was the off... read more

Reviewed October 9, 2015
Wanda P
Chicago, Illinois
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Great Zoo

Park like environment sets you on an easy pace to stroll through the complex. The zoo is focused on... read more

Reviewed October 3, 2015
Jean P
Port Isabel, Texas
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Known to be one of the best zoos in the United States, open every day of the year.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
3 days ago
“Never disappoints!!”
6 days ago
“Beautiful zoo”
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
500 E Ringgold St, Brownsville, TX 78520-7998
+1 956-546-7187
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Reviewed October 9, 2015 via mobile

This place is a must see! The whole family enjoyed it. We went late September, so it was the off season and it wasn't crowded. The only disappointment was that we did not get to see any giraffes. That exhibit was closed for some reason....More

Thank Wanda P
Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

Park like environment sets you on an easy pace to stroll through the complex. The zoo is focused on conservation and you can see that in the animals habitats.

Thank Jean P
Reviewed October 1, 2015 via mobile

This place has so many animals and is worth a visit. Easy as that. Great place and very easy go get around in.

Thank Paul R
Reviewed September 30, 2015

This is a beautiful zoo. It is really nice to see the animals in open exhibits, and interacting in habitats that resemble their natural habitats. The gorilla exhibit was amazing, and we spent over an hour just watching the gorillas play. It was also a...More

Thank Richelle R
Reviewed September 25, 2015

Awesome place for the kids. It is a smaller zoo but has plenty for a day full of fun for the family.

Thank OklahomaFun
Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

Best time to go for us was after 5 sun is goin down and animals seem very active. We spent most of time with spider monkeys they are hilarious to watch.

Thank Melissa G
Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

As a local attraction here in the Rio Grande Valley Gladys Porter Zoo is the place to take your kids. Its an hour and some change away from Edinburg so its well worth the membership costs. The kids love it, from the animals to the...More

2  Thank Juan V
Reviewed August 18, 2015

We went a few hours before closing, and it was hot. The great part is that much of the zoo has some sort of coverage so you're not directly in the sun. Good time and lots of animals.

Thank Jorge V
Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

Recently moved to brownsville area found this lovely zoo reminded me Lincoln Park zoo in chicago small easy to get around.Plenty of areas to sit and relax we enjoyed so much we became members. It is not the most beautiful or big zoo but perfect...More

2  Thank bwcows01
Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

Knowing how hot it was they even had a park with water stuff like sprinklers. As you go you see many animals that are well taken care of

Thank gymnastics101
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Jennifer M
we are traveling with 2 small dogs. can the come in if kept in a carrier?
April 5, 2017|
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Response from Velia L | Reviewed this property |
Hello. Pets are not allowed at the zoo.
Mely G
Can you take in outside food in the zoo
March 18, 2017|
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Response from Velia L | Reviewed this property |
Hello. There is no outside food permitted at the zoo. They have four concession stands throughout that provide food. There is one that sells pizza and beer. The others offer hamburgers, hot dogs, popcorn, nachos and more.
what is the address??
February 15, 2017|
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Response from Johnny C | Reviewed this property |
500 E Ringgold St, Brownsville, TX