Tropical World, Letterkenny

4.7
Tropical World at Alcorn’s, Letterkenny, has best be described by patrons as both “Donegal’s hidden gem” and the “one must see attraction to visit in Donegal”.

Tropical World is a fully licensed zoo with an astonishing array of animals, from a dazzling display of butterflies to the world’s smallest monkeys alike.

The incredible butterfly house is still the star attraction, with hundreds of amazing tropical butterflies of all shapes and sizes, all in free-flight around you as you immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the rainforest.

As you leave Letterkenny’s own slice of the Amazon, you’re greeted by the sounds from the tree topped canopies, with beautiful birds of all shapes and sizes from around the globe calling you on.

Only after you reach the reptile house can you begin to meet the lemurs and miniature primates that call Tropical World home, along with the raccoons, owls, wallabies, prairie dogs and everyone’s favourite, our family of Meerkats.

The overwhelming feeling you get while walking around, is happiness. This is coming from both animals and the visitors, with squawks from the animals and cheers from children in equal measure.

Tropical World is open 7 days a week and 70% is under cover, so a great day out is guaranteed, whatever the weather!

Amenities include: Full wheelchair accessibility, baby changing facilities, gift shop, picnic area, on-site cafe and to tire the kids out, the fabulous (and fully covered) Monkey Swing Indoor Play Area
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  • This place is a really nice relaxing walk around a "mini zoo". Its well priced and there is lots too see. It took us around 2 hours to walk around and see all the animals, birds and insects. The staff...  more »
  • We were really amazed at this place. There was soo much to see. I have lived in Donegal for years and never realised it existed. I just thought it was another garden centre...how wrong I was. They had...  more »
  • We had a fantastic day out at Tropical World with our two young daughters. The whole place was really brilliantly run and so much to do and see. The owner of the place was so friendly even taken the t...  more »
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  • Had a very good time with my family, got to see lots of animals and other things. Good staff. Wonderful day.
  • Perfect little zoo. Large variety of animals. Perfect for the family. Very cleanly environment and friendly staff.
  • Amazing day out for the kids. Lots of birds, butterflies, reptiles and cute furry animals to keep everyone happy!
  • Great day out, the girls loved it & it was a lot bigger than I imagined! The staff were lovely too.
  • Great place kids had a grt time. Friendly staff and really clean
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