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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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US$92.00*
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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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  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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3903 N Saint Marys St, San Antonio, TX 78212-3199
Uptown Broadway
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+1 210-734-7184
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, it was VERY Crowded! Parking was horrible since it was so busy! We were able to buy our tickets on-line and by-pass the long lines (definitely do this)! The Zoo is older and not as large as others. Seems like there were a lot...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The San Antonio Zoo is by no means the scale as say, the National Zoo in DC, BUT for a nice stroll and good exhibits, it's very nice. They have a butterfly house which you can visit ( an extra fee, but nice) which is...More

Thank gary b
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent about a half a day here on a recent beautiful Spring day - along with hoards of school children. I was impressed with some of the larger cageless exhibits, and was able to see a few animals that I had never seen before....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an older zoo and it shows in some places, but it's not terrible. It also isn't the greatest zoo ever but it is definitely a nice day trip for families. Lots of birds. You can pay extra to feed some of the birds,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am a sucker for zoos. Unfortunately I can't really give the zoo in SA a great review. When we went it was field trip day and there were lots of kids, which didn't bother us a bit, we've got 3 of our own. Most...More

Thank ckgbrown
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The zoo is not that big compared to Dallas or other zoos but it was great. Loved the giraffes and loved the new attraction were we saw a hippo underwater.

Thank Corina M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was shocked at the exhibits at this zoo. I am a hesitant zoo goer but after reading reviews here and elsewhere I went with hopeful expectations. The small enclosures were shocking. They keep single animals in an enclosure rather than creating social ecosystems I...More

1  Thank Mary R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This a nice, decent-sized zoo in central San Antonio. Good variety of animals. Had no problem getting and Uber or Lyft in the area and had a fun few hours. Enjoyed watching the zoo staff capture Bella the lorikeet after her daring escape. Lots of...More

Thank ATeamBoys
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great zoo. I like to visit zoos wherever I travel and this zoo was a surprising treat. There are a variety of well cared for animals to view. There is a reptile house, aquarium, butterfly garden and bird house. You can get up close and...More

Thank Melissa G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So first time ever going to the zoo in the evening versus the morning and also a weekday versus the weekend and what a different experience! The zoo closed at 5pm and I had just entered the front gates at 4pm with my five year...More

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ShootingStar17
4 April 2018|
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Response from Stefanie E | Reviewed this property |
You can definitely see it in 5 hours.
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Donna N
1 April 2018|
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Response from Red-Super-Hero | Reviewed this property |
Per THEIR site: Outside food and drink is not allowed into the zoo. Exceptions are: bottled water, small snack size items, and baby food and formula. Ice chests and coolers are not allowed on zoo grounds. *School groups... More
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Angeles O
26 December 2017|
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Response from mattscards | Reviewed this property |
In the afternoon is good. Anytime really, but they have the most animals out in the afternoon.
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