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Gladys Porter Zoo

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500 E Ringgold St, Brownsville, TX 78520-7998
+1 956-546-7187
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on vacation from the uk we went for the day it cost $5 parking but across the road there is a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
osprey04
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Great little zoo in Brownsville.

This zoo is great!!!! It has quite a good variety of animals that appear very content and well... read more

Reviewed 4 April 2018
Harvey H
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Known to be one of the best zoos in the United States, open every day of the year.
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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500 E Ringgold St, Brownsville, TX 78520-7998
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+1 956-546-7187
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"endangered species"
in 13 reviews
"well taken care"
in 10 reviews
"butterfly exhibit"
in 7 reviews
"large variety of animals"
in 7 reviews
"beautiful animals"
in 6 reviews
"aquatic center"
in 5 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 10 reviews
"lions and tigers"
in 5 reviews
"air conditioned"
in 4 reviews
"reptile house"
in 4 reviews
"summer months"
in 4 reviews
"big cats"
in 4 reviews
"whole family"
in 4 reviews
"only complaint"
in 4 reviews
"south texas"
in 9 reviews
"gift shop"
in 8 reviews
"exhibits"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

on vacation from the uk we went for the day it cost $5 parking but across the road there is a parking lot thats free didn't see this until we left,i think it is another $12 to get in the zoo but i have never...More

Thank osprey04
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

This zoo is great!!!! It has quite a good variety of animals that appear very content and well cared for overall. It is easy to get there and the staff/volunteers are very helpful.

Thank Harvey H
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

This is a beautiful and Unique place to visit...Must see when in Brownsville...so exotic, beautiful animals, great staff and lots of gift shops and places to cool off...MUST SEE!

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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

I brought my family here while on vacation. This is a great zoo. The animals are active and appear heathy. The enclosures are clean and the whole place seems well maintained. If you visit go to the butterfly area, it costs a couple bucks, but...More

Thank johnhansen1977
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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Was fun kids loved it. We went in the morning would recommend going later in the day some animals where not out yet because it was early. Over all great zoo

Thank Flynns S
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

This place is lovely to walk through. Very spacious. Not many people there when I went, so I was able to spend quality time looking at the animals. Very clean.

Thank Connie W
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Delightful even on a cloudy day. Great animals. Skip the butterfly pavilion until later. Must see Bird House

Thank Nana1744
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Monkey and ape families were so fun. Clean zoo. Got wheelchair in gift shop which helped me last 2 hours here, Some parts were not open like butterfly exhibit, etc.

Thank Tom J
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Reviewed 23 February 2018

I was in Brownsville on business and had some spare time so I decided to visit the Zoo. I have been to many Zoos all over the country so I didn't have high hopes but was pleasantly surprised. On the outside, it certainly looks small...More

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Reviewed 20 February 2018

Impressed with the quantity and healthy quality of the animals inside. The animals were displayed and housed so visitors can see and interact with the animals. We actually spent quite a while watching their beautiful flamingos up close and personal.

Thank ToAmerican
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Roxanne T
28 April 2018|
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Response from dontlikesnow44 | Reviewed this property |
Don’t know....are you sure they allow dogs? Check it out to be sure...seems like dogs would annoy some of the animals...
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Jennifer M
6 April 2017|
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Response from Velia L | Reviewed this property |
Hello. Pets are not allowed at the zoo.
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