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Gladys Porter Zoo, Brownsville

Categories: Zoos & Aquariums, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Inspirock Rating:
4.4/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web
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  • I remember going to zoo a million times since I was a child. The zoo is ni longer the same place as it used to be. Every year that I go, it disappoints me more and more. There is less and less animals...  read more »
  • This is a reasonably sized zoo with a good variety of animals to see. The Gorilla and Chimpanzee areas were particularly good. Some of the enclosures were looking tired and could do with some renovati...  read more »
  • Very nice and interesting to my two kids were excited to visit the section dedicated to marine life and beautiful Reptile House with even the crocodile. Breakdown by great loved it
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Great place wher ur kidz cold have fun
  • I went to take my son and its not all like what i renember they didnt have open to feed the birds and the gift shop is to expensive but the animals are good and thought its really hot they have a lot of spots to rest.The stingray is my favorite part that you get to touch them would go again.
  • I've been coming here for years and instead of getting better, it's stayed stagnant. The exhibits are looking more poor every year. Why add stuff is you don't work on the stuff you already have? There are a lot of exhibits that are not marked are just flat out empty. I understand it's a zoo, but there are some days when it just stinks in there! I like the aquatic exhibit they've added. That's a big plus. They butterfly place for kids is also really nice because they can run around and the parents can relax for a bit. The gift shop is SUPER overpriced, its not even funny. 20 dollars for a stuffed animal? Naw man. That's ripping off kids. I love this place and will keep coming back, but they can always make it better. I feel that they aren't really trying anymore, but maybe that's just me. I would say that this is still a must if you visit this town. It's pretty nice if you've never been here before. 4 stars mang!