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“Always fun for the whole family” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Houston Zoo

Houston Zoo
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$59.00*
and up
Houston CityPass
Ranked #3 of 283 things to do in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The Houston Zoo provides a fun, unique, and inspirational experience fostering appreciation, knowledge, and care for the natural world. Essentially a small city encompassing a world of ecosystems and experiences, the Houston Zoo is made up of many moving parts. We have over 6000 permanent residents (our animals) for whom we provide housing, meals, medical care and, yes, even education! In addition, we have over 1.84 million guests each year who come to experience our incredible variety of animals and ecosystems, as well as attend special private and public events and entertainment. Our dedicated staff works around the clock to ensure that the Zoo is always running smoothly for the safety and well being of our residents and guests.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Stroller parking, Activities for young children
Porter, Texas
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53 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Always fun for the whole family”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2012

Houston has a GREAT Zoo! Our whole family loves to visit....from grandparents to parents, adult children, teens and 2 year old grandchildren too! We go every time we get the chance! The only bad thing I can say is trying to find parking isn't always easy!

Visited August 2012
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Navasota, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Happy Animals!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2012

I was very impressed with the variety of animals, how well they were cared for, and how happy they looked. This is a well laid-out zoo, the enclosures were well marked with information about the inhabitants. One of the best!

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Houston, Texas
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170 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Don't miss it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2012

The Houston Zoo is a great place to spend the day with your kids, grandkids, or special some one. We have season passes so we try to go several times a year. They have as good s selection of animals as any other zoo. Most walk areas are well shaded,. Being located in Herman Park makes visiting it another plus

Visited August 2012
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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great zoo!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2012

This is a great zoo for adults and children alike, especialy when compared to other cities zoos. I'm from Miami and this one is at least 5x better than our zoo. It's very clean, great Christmas decorations and there's something to see at every turn.

Visited December 2012
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Houston, Texas
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16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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“Fabulous Zoo Exhibits-especially the Chimpanzee's new home”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2012

The Houston Zoo is well organized. The Flamingos are next to the wonderful birds, and stork who has its own cage. The chimpanzees new home is in the African part of the zoo-it's easy to get around and see everything.

Visited November 2012
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