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San Antonio Zoo, San Antonio
(3.8/5 based on 1,100+ 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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  • We were lucky to go during a weekday and only had one or two field trippers, but had plenty of space to see the animals. The staff is excellent in telling you the best times to see the animals (we cau...  more »
  • Haven't been since my son was in elementary school. Husband and I went had a great time. Wasn't crowded at all. 
  • We have become members so when we visit out grandkids we can take them to the zoo. We always go early so we can ride the train and then walk around before it gets too hot and the crowds start to file ...  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.