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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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  • October 4, 2017
    We visited the Cameron Park Zoo earlier this week and were very impressed. For a city the size of Waco, the zoo had many first class exhibits. Like nearly any zoo, there were some exhibits that could ...  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    We were out of town and our family we were visiting decided they wanted to take our toddler to the zoo. She is 2.5. We went during the week (Monday) so it was not crowded at all. We had a Memphis Zoo ...  more »
  • September 23, 2017
    Animals are well cared for. There are places for children to interact and play. Grounds are clean and beautifully landscaped. Nice gift shops. A great place to get some exercise and enjoy an afternoon...  more »
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  • June 30, 2017
    This was definitely one of the best zoos that I have been to in a long time. It wasn't expensive. $20 for two adults and 4 kids. It had a lot of shade through the whole walk (thanks Dr. Pepper). My favorite part was reading all of interesting facts posted about the animals. Did you know a tortoise can live over 200 years? Cameron Park zoo is just as important of a tourist attraction as the Magnolia Market.
  • June 16, 2017
    smaller then i expected. but it was very clean and the trail made a nice and easy loop to all the exhibits, it seemed fairly priced to enter. they had some indoor exhibits throughout the zoo which was a nice relief from the heat. there was also a small play ground and water fountain for kids to run through. they had a baby orangutan when we went but only display him for short amount of time, it would be nice if the baby and mom could be seen longer or have an open cage where they could hide if they want. one rhino had a straight horn instead of curved and we were curious why that was though. overall good zoo, perfect size for small kids.l and variety of animals
  • June 13, 2017
    Loved it! Great local exhibits. Not many animals out of their element. Many uncaged animals for interaction. Well built exhibits, notes from caregivers about specific animals, good number of rescues. Excellent stroll without needing directions or a map. Lots of benches for breaks. Interesting art for photo ops.
  • May 22, 2017
    Always a great place to go with the kids. It's not to big, not to small, the kids are tired after seeing all the animals and it's lanes out great. You walk in a circle to see the animals, no back tracking like other zoos we've been to. My kids love it and they are all older now and we still go as a family. My kids are now 18, 14, 12 and 11. Prices are better than other zoos too.
  • May 30, 2017
    Terrific Zoo, skiing the best in Texas. Great exhibits that are humane to the animals and a wonderful park grounds that is well maintained. Compared to the Dallas zoo it is a bargain, they don't charge for sperate exhibits or parking. The area is really big and you feel like you are deep in the forest, nearly no view of the city. Lots of periodic indoor parts spread out so you can get out of the heat in the summer.

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