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San Antonio Zoo, San Antonio

(3.8/5 based on 1,200+ reviews on the web)
San Antonio Zoo features 750 species of mammals, reptiles, birds(among the United States' largest collections), and amphibians. See the plains of Africa and lush jungles of Amazonia in this natural setting for over 9,000 animals. Observe different animal species as they share a common watering place, and watch a hippopotamus and a Nile crocodile up close through underwater viewing windows. You can hop on a train for a tour around the zoo, visit a butterfly garden, play with parrots, and ride a carousel. There's a lot of walking to do, so wear comfortable shoes and carry water with you. Put San Antonio Zoo on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our San Antonio family vacation planner.
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  • This zoo is affordable, but clearly has some room to grow. While there are some nicer more modern enclosures my friend and I also saw some very concerning things. Some animals are kept in older cage t...  more »
  • We weren't sure how three teens were going to like it (18,17,15) but they loved it! The different animals than what you see at other zoos and the amount of them. Also, the ability for someone like me ...  more »
  • Great experience. It was definitely a long walk so make sure to bring the appropriate footwear. The time I had gone to S.A. zoo is when the weather was really hot. I was in dire need of water. The wat...  more »
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  • The giraffe feeding was Amazing..all the animals were out and being playful..the train ride was the great way to relax after the zoo. Plenty of fun facts during the ride and a few stops also. Overall really great time from start to finish..
  • This is our second year to buy a family pass. What a great resource for families. We could bring the kids here every day and they wouldn't get tired of seeing all the animals. Great staff, large clean modern facility. They're always improving and keeping the experience fresh.
  • I love this zoo so much. It is fairly cheap to go to as well. I really love how many exhibits there are and how you can be there from open to close and still probably miss something. I also really love feeding the giraffes and the Loris!!! It is so amazing!! I also really love how many birds they have. I've gone theee times this year and I cannot wait to go back.
  • This was a great price for all the options. There was also surprisingly a lot of shade. I would suggest you bring some water bottles. They could use a way to improve airflow, so if you go when it's hot plan for a way to keep cool by picking the order you see things. It would also be cool if they made an app that showed you when the animals were not in their enclosures and maybe made it interactive. Again, a pretty good deal that offers military discounts.
  • This is a lovely zoo. It is crowded during the day, so I would recommend going in the evening when it's not hot, but cool and relaxing. Plenty of animal interactions and a family friendly place. Went to a wedding here, actually, and it was a lot of fun.