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Zoological Park of Centenario ( Parque Zoologico del Centenario)

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Open Now: 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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Heaven for kids. Never seen so many animals in one place. Need a whole day to take it all in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cindy C
Fort Frances, Canada
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Visit After Remodel

The remodel of the zoo is pretty nice! Lots of new places to eat, etc. There is lots of things to... read more

Reviewed December 11, 2018
Leann K
Merida, Mexico
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Avenide Itzaes and Calle 59, Merida, Mexico
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This Zoo is located on Itzaes Avenue at the western edge of Centro. There is a wonderful variety of animals and unlike at zoos in the States, you can be within 10 feet of many of them. It is truly a wonderful place.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Michael F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Heaven for kids. Never seen so many animals in one place. Need a whole day to take it all in. Great place!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Cindy C
Reviewed December 11, 2018

The remodel of the zoo is pretty nice! Lots of new places to eat, etc. There is lots of things to do with the kids. They have a nice, BIG playground, a train amongst many other things. Admission is free and is a low-cost fun...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Leann K
Reviewed September 21, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: February 2018
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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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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

Date of experience: April 2018
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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 194meghanl
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

Date of experience: January 2018
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

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Rosemary Z
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