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San Antonio Zoo

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Neighbourhood: Uptown Broadway
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Address: 3903 N. Saint Marys St, San Antonio, TX 78212
Phone Number:
+1 210-734-7184
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

With more than 8,500 animals on 56 acres, there's plenty of fun for the...

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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USD 12.99*
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Family Fun Day

We went on Saturday, arriving around 10:30. The primary zoo parking lot was full and the line for tickets was long, but once we got inside the zoo it was fine - not over crowded... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Texarkana, Texas
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Shreveport, Louisiana
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The kid in us leads us to visit zoos in many cities. We leave most zoos appreciating some really cool exhibit or feature. This was not so in San Antonio. This zoo is dated and a little sad. Many of the animals were in small, dated enclosures. The zoo layout is chaotic. The best feature of this zoo was its... More 

Thank Mike W
Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went here because our zoo membership locally offers us 50% off here. It was worth the money. Nice zoo, lots of birds there. You could see some of the animals up close.

Thank winkers4
Belding, Michigan
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34 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First of all do not go on a weekend unless you have no choice. We went on a Sunday looked at the huge crowd and left coming back during the week way way better. Very clean and pretty surroundings for a zoo.

Thank Linda V
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My second time to this zoo while traveling- great size, not too big not too small. Safe feel for little once having to keep a close eye on. (toddler stage) very clean, had a blast at this Zoo!

Thank Allie A
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There was a lot of construction and was pricing was confusing. Local tourist publications have the admission price incorrect. However, the zoo was nice but wouldn't say it was the biggest zoo, as they advertise. A lot of duplicate animals in various sections. But overall had a great time and staff was very friendly.

Thank Jamie C
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visiting our daughter in San Antonio she put the zoo on our must see list. It did not disappoint. The layout allowed for the crowds to disburse and gave everyone plenty of time to gaze at amazing animals. We also noted that the animals genuinely looked happy in their homes. Landscaping of the park added to a relax beautiful environment

Thank Carol D
Tallmadge, Ohio
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This review is exclusive to the Hippo Feedings. I went with my two friends and their baby. He was fussy for most of the time and our guide handled it with grace. Shane, our guide, was so patient, knowledgeable, welcoming, and helpful. What a neat experience for us all to be able to feed the hippos and see them so... More 

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Texarkana, Texas
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351 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on Saturday, arriving around 10:30. The primary zoo parking lot was full and the line for tickets was long, but once we got inside the zoo it was fine - not over crowded. Old zoo, but they do a good job of maintaining the exhibits. It was a fun family day, well worth the price of admission

Thank Dennis10_51
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wide range of animals mostly in good enclosures but some could have been better but better than many zoos. Well presented for visitors with close views of animals. Plenty basic fast food outlets and a restaurant (not visited). Well stocked gift shop and some amusements. Entrance fee average. Worth a visit for a family.

Thank Stuart S
Carmel, Indiana
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26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We hadn't been to the zoo in a decade since our kids were small... and this was a perfect zoo to see! Lots of animals to see and lovely grounds and places to stop in the shade and rest. Loved all the monkeys! SO MANY! Great 1/2 day activity!

Thank Christy B

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