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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 5 days ago via mobile

We visited on a Saturday around 1 or so, the price seems to be the average of zoo's. Once we entered it looked very well kept and up to date, once we entered though things changed. There were several exhibits without animals and also several...More

Thank FrmnClint
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The San Antonio Zoo is a Great Zoo. We have visited several other Zoo's in Texas and other States, and our Zoo is Ranked right there with them. I have especially enjoyed the transformation of the Zoo over the last several years, and look forward...More

Thank Douglas S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have visited quite a number of zoos on three continents and in many countries. The San Antonio zoo is average in comparison to the rest. Don't waste time if you visit from ou of town, however, if you are a resident with lots of...More

Thank peterke73
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were able to go a little earlier to see the animals in the light, catching most of the exhibits in about 2-3 hours. Once the sun went down, it did get a little chilly so headed in to eat before the lights festivities began....More

Thank LVSquared
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed seeing the different animals, and exploring the zoo. The scenery was pretty. We did not get to see the bear, and some other animals because they were not out at the time.

Thank DeeLovingLife
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We shared a wonderful afternoon with the family watching the Ducks and geese in the water in the park around the zoo the zoo itself was pleasantly busy but not overly crowded.

Thank Keith C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

and the our grand daughter's first Christmas. We were charmed. She was charmed. They made "snow" and had a fun light/sound show (yes, we covered her ears) as we saw sleeping lions, and lots of trees illuminated. Oh - and will look forward to a...More

Thank leonardc538
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent the best part of a day here - animals appear well cared for and well housed. Food / drinks expensive, but then they always are for a captive audience.

Thank Sharon099
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the Zoo for the Christmas lights in the evening. We got there a little earlier to view the animals and the other attractions. Very nice layout; easy to navigate. It was a little cold, so many of the animals were in their heated dens....More

Thank john-e-boo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The zoo had many good exhibits. What I liked the most was that I went during December they had, at night, a seasonal Christmas-y light display called "Zoo Lights" throughout a good portion of the zoo. It was definitely a family favorite.

Thank Andi55_13
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Angeles O
26 December 2017|
Response from MrRitmo | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend arriving no later than 11:00 am, since dusk starts early ( 5:00 ish). You can even take time for a quick lunch.
22 November 2017|
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Response from bonaventure | Reviewed this property |
This is a huge zoo/park. There are wheel chairs for rent at the gate.
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