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Gladys Porter Zoo

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500 E Ringgold St, Brownsville, TX 78520-7998
+1 956-546-7187
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one of the Best Zoos in the US!

This is a very nice zoo. Great way to spend the day alone or with family. the animal enclosures... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
kimberlywY9872DC
GPZ is a local Gem

Fall and winter are great for walking the Zoo. Our Family loves the time together. The petting zoo... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Brian E
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Known to be one of the best zoos in the United States, open every day of the year.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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500 E Ringgold St, Brownsville, TX 78520-7998
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+1 956-546-7187
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very nice zoo. Great way to spend the day alone or with family. the animal enclosures are beautiful and the animals all look happy and healthy.

Thank kimberlywY9872DC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fall and winter are great for walking the Zoo. Our Family loves the time together. The petting zoo is always a hit with the kids, and on a warm day, there is a great splash pad for the kids to cool off. Go early to...More

Thank Brian E
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

This is one of the best zoos in the world. I truly enjoy going there. Every year if possible. The aquatic center is a great addition. I do miss having the elephants and the robot dinosaurs should come more often.

Thank Jonathan C
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

We have been to zoos all over the country. It is truly one of our favorite pastimes. The Gladys Porter Zoo albeit small was very enjoyable. All the animals looked healthy and well taken care of. If you are in the area stop in for...More

Thank Spudinator
Reviewed 9 September 2017

The Gladys Porter Zoo has been consistently named one of the best in theUSA. Excellent selection of animals from around the world. Excellent habitat layout even though it is in the middle of town. Beautiful sorroundings. The zoo has an excellent captive breading program for...More

Thank Juan B
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Young and old alike will appreciate the opportunity to feed the giraffe's. Take some cash for extra's like this and feeding the fish and turtles. If you go early in the morning or late in the afternoon you still have plenty of time to see...More

Thank Allyson M
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

They mostly have monkeys that's your main attraction. It's a very clean zoo. The staff is very friendly, they let you stay one hour after closing for free.

Thank hinanoman
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

This is a tiny zoo, but it is very beautiful and has many animals for its size. I hadn't been to the zoo in a couple of years and there was vast improvements to it. I had a lot of fun going through this zoo,...More

Thank Margarita G
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

I love Zoo's and have visited many in a lot of different places. What I really like about this zoo is that you feel very close to the animals. You are able to see them so close that you could touch them if not for...More

Thank Lysa H
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

The zoo was a lot larger and there was way more to see than I thought there was. There were lots of animals which the kids enjoyed. The only mistake we made was going on a weekend. Go on a weekday if you can to...More

Thank chawley22
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Jennifer M
5 April 2017|
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Hello. Pets are not allowed at the zoo.
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Mely G
18 March 2017|
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Response from Velia L | Reviewed this property |
Hello. There is no outside food permitted at the zoo. They have four concession stands throughout that provide food. There is one that sells pizza and beer. The others offer hamburgers, hot dogs, popcorn, nachos and more.
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15 February 2017|
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