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Gladys Porter Zoo, Brownsville

(4.5/5 based on 340+ reviews on the web)
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  • I've visited most of the zoos in Tx and while Gladys Porter isn't the largest, it has a very fine assortment of animals that appear well taken care of, even some different ones that I haven't seen bef...  more »
  • Recommended 100%, everything in its place and well, proper price, very good location in the Centre of the city.
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  • This zoo offers a great variety of animals. The concession stands offer good food. The gift shops are very nice. They keep working on making it better. 
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  • Gladys Porter Zoo is a world renown wildlife preserve! Because of its location it takes advantage of the natural subtropical climate that exists in the region. This climate makes it ideal for harboring the worlds exotic animals in open air exhibits! And for those of you that love exotic flora, the Gladys Porter Zoo is a contained botanical garden that showcases some of the worlds flora specimens as well as its fauna! Located in the heart of Brownsville, its stands as one of the city's iconic attraction! A Clear winner for the whole family! Certainly not to be missed if your in town! FunNote: Sit with Americas National Bird at the aviary and enjoy some ice cold beers to cool you off while you enjoy the magnificence of the American Bald Eagle.
  • I go there about twice a year and it seems every time I go over place looks a little bit more dilapidated than the previous but the place does run mostly on charitable contributions and well, that really is our fault isn't it. That aside, it really should be appreciated for being one of the best places to take your kids or, just yourself for a leisurely stroll. The animals always look well kept, well fed, and to a certain point - happy.
  • One of the better zoos I've ever been too...and one of the cheapest! Nice variety of animals and cool free-flight avian exhibit. We highly recommend.
  • I took a trip here and my car was robbed. Now the zoo itself was extremely a pleasure to be in. The amount of animals the zoo has are way more then the typical zoos I've been to in the past. Although many of the animals there were either sleeping eating or trying their hardest to stay out of sight it was still cool to see the them. I recommend this place for kids and adults although I would suggest parking in a place where people will have a eye on others doing things they aren't supposed to.
  • Harambe didnt deserve to be transported like an immigrant, he deserved to stay where he was once born and i am very disappointed that you did not fight for him to stay at your zoo as he would of fought to stay in your zoo if he was older . :(