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Cameron Park Zoo, Waco

(4.6/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web)
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. With our custom trip planner, Waco attractions like Cameron Park Zoo can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Loved the otters. The layout of the zoo is easy to follow and interesting. Native animals are accessible in a close encounter.  more »
  • It's a small and intimate zoo that isn't crowded. It's great with little kids. You can take you time and see the animals up close.  more »
  • My wife and I enjoyed our visit to the zoo, not very big but it has some very nice exhibits, if your timing is right you can feed the giraffe at their eye level...  more »
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  • Waco is a small city that has amazing history and an environment/culture that is awakening. It's a wonderful destination just 1.5 hours south of Dallas. This zoo is set in the heart of beautiful Cameron Park along the south bank of the Brazos River and a short drive or invigorating walk from downtown Waco. The zoo is extremely welcoming and accessible for everyone including small children. It is not so large to overwhelm families with small children. However, it is diverse and large enough to encourage return trips. My 15 year old son and I loved this place.
  • This zoo is made so that you can very interactive with animals. I can't even get that close to the animals in the houston zoo. Peaceful and quite and the paths are designed so well. Very unique zoo hidden here. Worth every penny. Snack stands are super yummy too and wonderfully priced
  • Great zoo. Very easy to move around and lots of animals. Only downside is the parking outside can be crazy cause the lots for the zoo are always full. Other than that minor problem this zoo is great. A hidden secret gem.
  • Best zoo! Great price (for membership) and I could take my kids everyday if I wanted. They do not have food open in the park everyday, only at the entrance. With my little kids I had to bring a snack and some water.
  • Love this zoo! It is big enough with lots of animals, but not so big that you have to walk 10 minutes to get to the next exhibit. If you live in waco or nearby, you should get a membership! It is also very well maintained with several areas the kids like to play. Two aquarium buildings, otter slide, playground with small splashpark, musical squares to jump on, alligator crawl space, and option to feed the giraffes! Lots of fun!