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Cameron Park Zoo, Waco

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Home to more than 1,700 animals of 300 species--including orangutans, Sumatran tigers, Komodo dragons, African lions, and lemurs--Cameron Park Zoo lets you view exotic animals from all over the world. Tour themed areas, such as the Asian forest, lemur island, and the saltwater reef aquarium. Meet docile residents, and sit in on animal presentations. The zoo also provides behind-the-scenes tours that bring you to areas normally off limits to the public. Free parking is available nearby. Plan your visit to Cameron Park Zoo and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Waco trip maker tool .
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  • We went on a cold, so many of the outside animals were not visible (probably inside to keep warm). We still had a good time though! It's a nice little zoo, well maintained, and not too expensive ($18 ...  more »
  • The foliage is amazing and the park in general is a very family friendly atmosphere. Fun for little ones and big people too.  more »
  • This zoo is so well set up and offers more animal habitats than I expected. The zoo’s path takes you inside and outside periodically which can be a nice break from the Texas heat as you walk through! ...  more »
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  • I love this zoo! It is really easy to spend an hour or an entire day in the zoo and not feel like you missed anything or ever get board. There is a wide variety of animals organized based on the areas they would be found and all of the exhibits highlight environmental and conservation issues facing those animals and areas. There is plenty of shade for hot days and a lot of places to sit down with play areas for kids as well as a cafe about halfway around the walk through the zoo of you need it. The animals are well provided for and cared for with notes from the zoo keeper and often there will be a zoo keeper walking around to answer questions if you have them, though not always.
  • The place was beautiful! Everything was well kept and the workers were sweet! This is a great place to go with children or just to get a nice walk near so many animals. The park is big so bring comfortable shoes. Maps are provided and there are several little stopping places to take a rest.
  • I LOVED it. The zoo is organized so well so that you're up close with the animals and not trying to see them from a far. It is well designed, easy to walk and filled with fun activities for the kids - from fun playgrounds, to music plates they can jump on and all the way to feeding the giraffes and sliding down a slide that goes through the otters pool. It's included in your Pogo pass too. :)
  • Great zoo! I drove up from Austin to check out this zoo and was pleasantly surprised! Beautiful animals and beautiful zoo! The animals were active and the layout of the zoo was nice. It was a quick trip from Austin and worth the drive. I would highly recommend this zoo to anyone!
  • Great place to visit right next to Cameron Park. They have a good variety of animals, and the facility is well-kept in general w/ a very friendly and knowledgeable staff. 4-stars because I think think there could be many more interactive elements than there are currently; a smaller zoo should harbor more in order to keep visitors engaged. Overall, there are many interesting sights on a walk that usually takes about an hour and a half to two hours to see everything at a leisurely pace.
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