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Cameron Park Zoo

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Address: 1701 N. Fourth Street, Waco, TX 76707
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+1 254-750-8400
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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Perect size for an easy day!

This is a great zoo! It is not to big but still has so many animals to see and attractions for viewing. It is perfect for families with smaller children who tire quickly. All... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
teresalynn1011
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Waco, Texas
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Waco, Texas
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a great zoo! It is not to big but still has so many animals to see and attractions for viewing. It is perfect for families with smaller children who tire quickly. All around nice place to spend the day!

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Flowery Branch, Georgia
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife loves a zoo, so while we were in Waco we went to the zoo. This was our favorite trip to the zoo. The temperature was just right so the animals were out and about. We were there early in the day so there was not any crowd. The set up is wonderful so you can see a lot... More 

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Allen
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A great 2 hour stop! Zoo is well kept and modern. The animals live in large areas instead of small cages.

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Clayton, United States
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My local 'zoo' doesn't have 95% of the animals that this zoo does. We had a wonderful afternoon strolling and watching all the animals. The only animal that wasn't coming out was the lion. It was hot and he stayed in where it was cool. Who could blame him. He did however roar so we knew he was there. I... More 

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Thank RiverT24
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33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I think this is a hidden gem for a zoo. My wife and I live in the Dallas area and met my son and his family for a day at the zoo. It is laid out very nice and easy to get around. Seems to have every animal you would want to see. Stop by if in Waco. You won't... More 

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Avoca, Texas, United States
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband, 2 year old, 7 month old and I loved this zoo! It was very toddler and stroller friendly. The 2 year old was able to run pretty freely while not being in other people's way. Besides it's kid friendliness it also has wonderful exhibits! It is well maintained and looks like they have really tried to make "natural"... More 

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Thank 32Shirley88
Waco, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Zoo in Waco is a great place to visit, well laid out and the animals are wonderful! I have a senior pass and go often.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this zoo for the first time and really enjoyed it. There was a great blend of local and exotic wildlife.

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Thank Todd B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect warm day in February on a week day. This zoo is. A great place for kids 2-7. Small enough to not be overwhelming but enough animals and play areas to keep them happy. Was sad the orangutan exhibit was closed.

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Thank Ann B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been going there since my son was two. It is a small zoo, but that is part of its charm. Great staff is always available to talk about the animals and offer help. Must stop if you are spending time in Waco.

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