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Zoological Park of Centenario ( Parque Zoologico del Centenario)

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Closed Now: 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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Nice place for a family day

I visited this place during a weekend visit to Merida. The access is free, and you can spend... read more

Reviewed September 3, 2018
Cancun, Mexico
Perfect activity

Free educational activity, perfect! It’s a nice park with many animals and information about them... read more

Reviewed July 24, 2018
Cancun, Mexico
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“free zoo”(8 reviews)
“train ride”(8 reviews)
“bird aviary”(2 reviews)
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love to visit this Zoo, almost in the middle of the city, but still fell the mother nature environment, very relaxing go there

1  Thank largotempo
Reviewed September 3, 2018

I visited this place during a weekend visit to Merida. The access is free, and you can spend easily 3-4 hours here. There is the zoo area, where you can find any kind of animal, snakes, lions, tigers, hipopotamus, monkeys, antilopes, birds....... There is also...More

Thank EduardPM
Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

Free educational activity, perfect! It’s a nice park with many animals and information about them, there is also food, handcrafts and playgrounds for kids. It was the perfect way to spend a Saturday morning.

Thank kristina_s_photo
Reviewed April 16, 2018

Much of this park is like a carnival, with rides and vendors of ever sort. The zoo is a wasteland. Yes, there are lions and hippos in the most horrible conditions imagineable. What keeps the hippos alive is beyond me. Their mud-hole is too bad...More

1  Thank Larry P
Reviewed April 11, 2018

From the reviews on Trip Advisor, we were very nervous about going to the zoo. My grandson read the reviews with me and was prepared for the worst conditions but we still wanted to go because so many people in the community raved about it....More

Thank Meghan L
Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

It is a very fun place, there are many things to do, the best is the wide variety of shops where you can buy various sandwiches such as churros, nachos, etc, there is a place where you can go horseback riding and the zoo is...More

Thank Lydia0987
Reviewed March 19, 2018 via mobile

I felt so bad for these poor animals. The condition they are kept in is pretty bad. Big cats in small pens, maybe the size of a backyard pool .... same as the hippos. Submerged in small pools filled with stagnant water. Monkey cages weren’t...More

1  Thank Rosemary Z
Reviewed March 3, 2018

Whether for families or anyone who enjoys a nice park and zoo, this is the nicest zoo we have ever visited. It isn’t the largest zoo but it has a huge variety of animals and birds. The small train ride through the park is fun,...More

1  Thank Nubinskis
Reviewed February 23, 2018 via mobile

It's a beautiful place to go with the family, specially a family with children. You can eat all you want and it's very economical.

Thank Mariano G
Reviewed February 17, 2018

You can walk to the Zoologico del Centenario from the Plaza Grande by heading west along 59th street in about 25 minutes. It's a charming place, if you're under 8 years old, or if you just want to watch a lot of Merida families enjoying...More

1  Thank Catemaco
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