Gladys Porter Zoo, Brownsville

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  • Gladys porter zoo is a favorite for my son. There are a wide variety of animals. We get the season passes every year. If you want to save a few bucks sams club sells the season pass family pack for $6...  more »
  • We got there early, and it rained a lot the day we went. There were only a few exhibits that I wish had been larger for the animals housed. All in all, it was an amazing experience. The people were fr...  more »
  • What to do that’s fun and get some exercise ? Visit the zoo. Always fun to visit. The grounds are well kept. Looking forward to our next visit.  more »
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  • It's not the largest zoo, but there are plenty of animals and creatures to see! As of writing, there is construction going on for for exhibits and expansion of some areas, so some portions of the zoo have tubes and fences put up. Sadly, I didn't notice any shows or feeding times, the zookeepers mostly went about their day. I do recommend trying to go during the off hours and on a cool day. You'll have the park to yourself and the animals will be much more active!
  • Great place to allow the kids to go wild. If you live in Brownsville, I completely recommend that you purchase annual passes because you'll save a ton of loot. They are about $90 a year.
  • Great night but Zoo lines to get in very unorganized. No one directing traffic. Lots of people with no direction. Where were Zoo employees and police to help with traffic flow. Must have a better POLICE control for car traffic.
  • Proud to have an amazing zoo in our town. Our city should invest more in such places like this for the public. Great place for a week end with the family.
  • Great zoo for the Rio Grande Valley. They have very good summer programs here and it has been steadily improving the exhibits throughout the years. I imagine with all the new industry coming to Brownsville, we'll have a top notch quality zoo in no time. Exhibits are well maintained and the grounds are clean. I wish there were more interactive talks with zoo keepers and that the food stands wouldn't take as long as they do preparing your food.

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