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Caldwell Zoo, Tyler

Zoo · 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 road trip app.
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  • This zoo has been a staple throughout my life, as I am a native Tylerite. Sharing experiences here with my family (my 4 year old loves it) just brightens my world. I love visiting this zoo as it is...  more »
  • A great place to visit with your family lots of things to see all different types of animals very exciting  more »
  • This is smallish zoo, but really well kept and neat. We enjoyed spending about 1.5 hours there. Not a huge time commitment but a nice stroll around with a good selection of animals. Reasonable...  more »
  • Very family friendly! Feeding camel cost $5 which was the most I have ever paid for 3 pieces of lettuce but the experience was worth it. Feeding the birds was less expensive at $1. Side note Texas citizens you ROCK every place I went everyone was so nice! We didn’t bring cash only card someone gave us a dollar to feed the birds. My little boy cannot thank you enough!
  • Man I like the this zoo. The prices were not bad roughly around $15 per adult and $12 per child. They sell food ice cream and the prices were not that bad large ice cream for $4. It did have a lot of animals to see. There was another section where you can pet the animals. Another section where you can throw food at them (you got to pay a quarter to feed the fish). It had a habitat for penguin snakes and birds. I really highly recommend you come see the zoo. just be warned I want when it was really hot so really dressed for the occasion it's not a terrible long walk. The bathrooms are clean.
  • Just a great, peaceful walk. Fed the fish, ducks, geese and turtles. Plenty of benches to take a load off, fans in some places. The mister in the bird walkabout was refreshing and kept my date's allergies to dust at bay. I suggest visiting the animals in the cooler morning hours before the heat starts to kick in, not so much for yourself, but because the critters tend to lay in the shade and not be very active once the sun beats down.
  • We had a pretty great time at the zoo. It used to be free but now they charge about $14. Everything seems new and fresh. The employees are attentive and kind. The animals are displayed well and the hike is nice. Not many food places were open on this Sunday and not many people were in attendance.
  • North Tyler's crown jewel is by far the Caldwell zoo. You can access this amazing place via blue line and is around a few places to eat. I had not been here in about a decade and I glad I came. Me and my lovely lady had a splendid day looking at all the exhibits. We got to play with a few colorful parakeets and fees the giraffes. Prices are pretty reasonable and they have memberships for the year. They have a good court which is a nice little treat and it's not crazy expensive. I will be back.

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