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“Refuses to offer military discount, even though offered on websie”
Review of Houston Zoo

Houston Zoo
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Ranked #3 of 305 things to do in Houston
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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: Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Stroller parking, Activities for older children
Reviewed January 5, 2013

Looked up houston zoo on the Internet as we in Houston for a few days. Looked good to kill a few hours, also noticed it offered free entry to military personal. We decided to go and have a look.. Once we got the the ticket booth refused to offer the free entry to myself as I was not US military. I pointed out that on the website it said active military duty personal. I presented my active duty pass but still refused. Also ticket attendant refused to get there manager. I emailed houston zoo reference this and had no replies. Very disappointed with the zoo as everywhere else in Texas offered the same discounts to British military as they did to US military. The zoo itself was ok, quite small enclosures for the animals and the wire for the enclosures meant most of the time you couldn't take any photos. All in all if you want to visit a zoo in Texas go to San Antonio or Dallas.

7  Thank Kurt L
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Reviewed December 27, 2012

We went on a double date to houston zoo lights. There are minimal lights and even fewer animals to view. The repile and aquarium life were the only 2 areas open. Very disappointed. $ 10/ person would have been better spent anywhere else.

2  Thank smyii
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Reviewed December 26, 2012

They've got a lot to see in the zoo. Our kids really have fun...Bring your own food & stroller (rental is available) for kids, since the place is quite large.

1  Thank tomcatt07
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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!

1  Thank Dawn C
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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!

1  Thank hortiq
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