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San Antonio Zoo

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Address: 3903 N Saint Marys St, San Antonio, TX 78212-3199
Phone Number: (210) 734-7184
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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With more than 8,500 animals on 56 acres, there's plenty of fun for the...

With more than 8,500 animals on 56 acres, there's plenty of fun for the whole family. The San Antonio Zoo was first established with a donation from George W. Brackenridg in the 1800s. Two of the first cageless exhibits in the U.S. opened here in 1929 and the bird collection is one of the world's largest.

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The zoo is small, but has plenty to see. It was clear the zoo had a budget, but they found ways to stretch it. For example, every attraction was themed very well to give a little... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
FTX44
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The zoo is small, but has plenty to see. It was clear the zoo had a budget, but they found ways to stretch it. For example, every attraction was themed very well to give a little extra experience. Be prepared for hills and a workout.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Completely a waste of time. I feel bad for the animals. The exhibits looked small n unkept. I've visited several zoos in several States and they have got to be the saddest one of all time

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Thank Noemi B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

As a family that loves zoos, the San Antonio zoo didn't disappoint. The exhibits were nicely updated and we were able to get quite close to the animals with how out was designed. We spent 3.5 hours as a family with 11 and 13 yr old girls.

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Thank Matt B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Getting there was a bit stressful and parking is not clearly marked but the experience was pretty good.

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Thank Connie J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The San Antonio Zoo has a petting zoo, and a children's area for toddlers. The zoo has many places to sit down and relax and they have various exhibits that offer a respite from the elements. The zoo is clean and easy to maneuver. Lucky the elephant has been there most of my life. While they do not have rides... More 

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Rockport
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had a great time at the zoo. Purchased tickets online. They are cheaper. Lots of animals! A little hot in August but that was ok. The grandkids didn't mind. They were too busy!!

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Boerne, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I like the San Antonio Zoo kids love it I highly recommend to visit the San Antonio Zoo just be prepare to buy water bottles because it is hot on this days (August)

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Monmouth, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyable trip for all of family. lots of animals to see. many varieties. some animals still there from when we were there 20 years ago.

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited with granddaughter in July and I had not been at the zoo in at least 4 years, and they were still working on the elephant or Safari construction! It seems like this should have been done years ago?? Most of the animals were not in their closures they had been moved somewhere else and it was very disappointing for... More 

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Derby
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A nice zoo with interesting animals. The hippo show was the most interesting and fascinating part of the visit. Sadly quite a few animals were missing, like okapi.

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