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Caldwell Zoo, Tyler

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Zoo / Aquarium
Caldwell Zoo houses more than 3,400 animals in six distinct habitats. At this 34 ha (85 acre) site, roam around an African savanna filled with lions, zebras, elephants, and giraffes. See native animals of the Americas, such as bison, eagles, and bears from North America, and macaws, giant anteaters, and large rodents from South America. Look for the aquarium that hosts an array of fish, tortoises, and penguins from Africa, and check out the herpetarium--home to snakes, lizards, frogs, and giant tarantulas. Listen to the local parakeets, and feed the free-flying cockatiels a handful of snacks. Put Caldwell Zoo at the forefront of your travel plans using our Tyler travel itinerary planner.
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  • The Caldwell Zoo does a great job of exhibiting a wide variety of animals in their natural habitats. Most are allowed to roam around their enclosures and have plenty of room. Some exhibits may be view...  more »
  • My kids love the Caldwell Zoo. There is a great variety of animals, snacks, and even a petting zoo with goats. My 3 year old especially enjoys the bird house, where you can feed birds from a popsicle ...  more »
  • We live in Tyler and have made this the second visit to the Zoo. The walking paths are great and the exhibits are well maintained. The Cheetah was off in the corner somewhere and I suspect an early mo...  more »
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  • Excellent zoo, especially for the size of the city (100K). Very clean and well the exceptional care of the birds and animals was obvious. We didn't eat in the cafe, but noticed the prices were very reasonable. Great for a family outing or a slow stroll for seniors. Don't be afraid of the heat. There's plenty of shade and enough refreshment areas.
  • Cost about $13 a person to enter. The peak busy time was about 10 a.m. Food is expensive and it's hot outside, but it's a nice zoo. Clean and lots of fun to see the animals with the kids! Plus the new attraction with feeding the giraffes is wildly popular. Only thing is that they charge you about $5 for a few pieces of lettuce to feed the giraffe.
  • This zoo is awesome sauce. If you don't see anything else, you have to see the giraffe exhibit! They have a full deck and allow visitors to feed them lettuce, for a small fee of course. All the other exhibits were nicely fully developed and the map is kid friendly. Our 4 year old daughter played Dora the Explorer w/ it as she took us around the zoo. We saw bears, lions, elephants, birthday, anteaters, monkeys...even the really small ones, otters, and schools of fish. We really enjoyed our time there. Definitely going back.
  • We've been to this zoo several times and strongly recommend it. It is well laid out and accessible to all ages. Got to see the elephants get a bath. That was very educational as well as entertaining.
  • What a great zoo! It's small but modern & fairly easy to navigate through. Most of the animals were very close & some exhibits were even open for better viewing. It's a definite must see, if you're in the area!