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Caldwell Zoo, Tyler

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Must see · Zoo · Zoo / Aquarium
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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 is a nice little zoo. Very little. However, the animals and their habitats are set up very well and if you were to come when the food area is open I think it would be a great place to sit... 
    This is a nice little zoo. Very little. However, the animals and their habitats are set up very well and if you were to come when the food area is open I think it would be a great place to sit...  more »
  • We enjoyed the diversity of this zoo. The enclosures were well maintained, and the animals were easy to observe. The enclosure for the bison, white tailed deer, and Longhorns was especially... 
    We enjoyed the diversity of this zoo. The enclosures were well maintained, and the animals were easy to observe. The enclosure for the bison, white tailed deer, and Longhorns was especially...  more »
  • The Caldwell Zoo is the only AZA credited zoo in this area of East Texas and is worth a visit. Unfortunately at the time we visited, some of the zoo was closed for construction of the new Amazon... 
    The Caldwell Zoo is the only AZA credited zoo in this area of East Texas and is worth a visit. Unfortunately at the time we visited, some of the zoo was closed for construction of the new Amazon...  more »
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  • Beautiful zoo! Very well kept. We were able to get through the zoo (adults without kids) in 2 hours. I liked how to at this zoo the views of the animals were up close and the way the enclosures are designed gives good viewings of the animals (vs at some zoos it's really difficult to see/find the animals). There's a nice area to sit (and eat) that overlooks the giraffe and elephant area. Would definitely come by again when in the area.
  • The vision of this place is wonderful. It's as if you were truly in their element. I loved it and will hopefully get to go again soon. They do have a very nice food court with options for all. The gift shop is very nice as well. Over all, very well kept and the animals are thankful as well.
  • This is a true gem. This is one of the nicest zoos that we have ever been to visit. The place is set up very well and it is easy to navigate all three of the areas that make up the zoo. The animals seem to be well cared for and have ample area to roam in, more like a natural habitat than in most zoos, where they seem more like exhibits. This allows them to be themselves, and it is a great sight to see. The landscaping is excellent, easily one of the best jobs anywhere. The entire zoo is awash in colour so vivid that in some walkways the landscaping is the attraction and complements the areas splendidly. The concessions are well placed and decently priced, with friendly staff and a very clean area. There is even an opportunity to feed the giraffes if you are just a bit adventurous. The entire zoo seems to encourage appreciation of the animals and their habitats with an emphasis on education and conservation. The prices for everything from admission to concessions to souvenirs are very reasonable and are a great value for the price. I, and we, would highly recommend this zoo above many others to visit both for the diversity of wildlife and for the beautiful landscaping. This is a definite gem - don't overlook this, treasure it.
  • The zoo is small, but nice. Lots to interact with. There's a spot where you can feed birds, another where you can feed the giraffes. So much to see, my family and I really enjoyed our visit.
  • We had a nice time. The petting zoo with the goats & sand play area was fun for the kids. The giraffes are beautiful. It only took us 2 hours to see everything & For the 7 of us it was over 100$. We love the animals though so it was worth it:)

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