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Caldwell Zoo, Tyler

Categories: Zoos & Aquariums, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Inspirock Rating:
4.4/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web
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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  • Always see this is centrally located in town and has great parking with a great parking attendant named Patrick 
  • We have visited this zoo often on days where we do not have much to do. It is not too large, or too small, so it doesn't completely wear you out walking through it. There is a nice variety of animals ...  read more »
  • Haven't been to a zoo in many years - remember why now. The facility is rather small with limited displays. The lack of crowds was a testimony to the limited display. As zoos go this one was pretty cl...  read more »
  • Nice little zoo. Love their giraffe place. Prices aren't bad either. No 5 stars for lack of nice eating place inside. Greasy low quality food in their restaurant.
  • Visit date 9/3/2016 This is a nice place for your small kids, easy to walk through each exhibit. The kids always love the petting zoo and the bird feeding. My main complaint was the poor views of the animals. There is way too much over growth around the exhibits making it difficult to see the animals. They need a good grounds crew to keep the exhibits clean and free of over growth.
  • For the size of the zoo this place has a lot of awesome animal habitats. My kids love coming here to see and learn about animals from all over the world. Entry fee is reasonable and concession prices aren't bad either. Spring through fall is the best time to visit, during the cold months some habitats are 'winterized' and you may not see all the animals.
  • Not a huge fan of this zoo anymore. The elephant exhibit was closed due to expansion. I did not like the fact that while at the petting exhibit the 2 workers that were just hanging out by the fans and not interacting with the children made me angry. I understand it is hot, but we are all hot too. No need to be lazy and mad. Some of the family thought they were closed because they did not ask the children to come on in and pet the goats until I went in. Next time I am going to the Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge.
  • Considering the size of the Tyler community this zoo is spectacular. A good selection of animals from around the world. The zoo is well kept and the animals appear healthy. Nice presentations by the staff throughout the day. Some major construction underway right now which should add additional features and improvements. We took the family and it was enjoyed by all ages.
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