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San Antonio Zoo

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3903 N. Saint Marys St, San Antonio, TX 78212-3199
+1 210-734-7184
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
3903 N. Saint Marys St, San Antonio, TX 78212-3199
Uptown Broadway
+1 210-734-7184
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Always enjoy going to zoos all over the USA and the world. The San Antonio Zoo is a very nice zoo with an excellent collection of all types of animals. Well laid out and easy to get around. Love this zoo. It has to be...More

Thank JimK761
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited years ago and it was different than I remembered - smaller. We got there right after they opened and we were somewhat disappointed that some animals were not out yet to see. There is a good variety of animals but not as many...More

Thank 281cynthiam
Reviewed 1 week ago

1st, go to ttia.org for discount tickets, then go. This was one of the smallest zoos we have ever attended, the whole thing only took about an hour and a half. We looked at most everything 2 and 3 times. Go just to say you...More

Thank Red-Super-Hero
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a beautiful day ay the zoo. The exhibits were nice and well taken care of. I would have loved to feed the giraffes, but I'll be sure to do that next trip.

Thank Natalie H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I throughly enjoyed this zoo. So many different kinds of animals. Helpful staff. I loved my experience here.

Thank picklep00
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came on one of the hottest days of the year...not smart. But we made the most of it by ducking into the Beastro when we needed a break. Price is right, and plenty to do. I did feel like some of the animals needed...More

Thank Karen G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This week-end, took the grand kids to the zoo. All of us were first time visitors. As many reviews indicated, it is a large zoo, well managed, with friendly staff. Because of the 90 degree temps during our visit, we arrived right before9:00 am opening,...More

1  Thank ladoug
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is a lot to see here! We took the Viva bus from the Alamo Plaza and back, which worked smoothly. The zoo also offers a 50% discount for those who are members at other accredited zoos which is very nice.We spent half a day...More

Thank ViajesdePanda
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the VIA bus from the Alamo too and from the zoo and avoided the crowds. This is a very large, well laid out zoo. We enjoyed it as much as the San Diego zoo. We spent about 4 hours there and had a...More

Thank Mr.BAtlanta
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can't go wrong on a visit to San Antonio Zoo. So much to enjoy and do. Even when you break for lunch in the park that is outside the zoo. Also, enjoy the train ride that they have that goes around the whole grounds....More

1  Thank Ray C
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Sameta S
8 October 2017|
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Response from angel p | Reviewed this property |
No sign up necessary. Everything is available to everyone. Just make sure you get a map that has the times available for meet with the zoo keepers and animal feeding times. Try to get to the birds early because they can only... More
Elsa R
19 May 2017|
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Response from VegasTrvlr | Reviewed this property |
Yes, once you leave you will need to depart at the Exit Gate. Tell the attendant that you want to return back, they will stamp you. Then you may re-enter the same day without paying again.
Bonnie U
11 May 2017|
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Response from Sharron M | Reviewed this property |
There is a free parking lot right in front of the entrance. Very convenient and close.