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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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ALWAYS WONDERFUL!

I've been coming to this zoo since i was a small child. I have seen pictures of my family coming... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
guillermo a
A great zoo

This is one of the prettiest zoos we have ever been too. The habitats were wonderful. Could see the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Marie T
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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 - 5:30 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 3 days ago

I've been coming to this zoo since i was a small child. I have seen pictures of my family coming here since before i was born. I've never had a bad day at the zoo. This place is amazing. would recommend anybody to stop by!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of the prettiest zoos we have ever been too. The habitats were wonderful. Could see the animals up close. Loved it. Well maintained not too large. We give it a five.

Thank Marie T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a good zoo until animals started disappearing by disappearing I mean that there were elephants and there are no more elephants and many other kinds of animals have been lost and for my opinion people too .

Thank magatre
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and i were very pleased with this clean. well maintained zoo. My grandchildren have visited here many times and were excited to tell us about the different exhibits. We liked that we could be so close to the animals and observe them eating...More

Thank Steven S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Folks, if you want to get really close to all sorts of wildlife, ranging from butterflies to large exotic lions and tigers, this is the zoo to visit!! This zoo is situated on around 37 acres and it is packed!! The exhibits are really close...More

Thank macdevousa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Clean, walkable zoo with lots of plants and the animals appear to be well cared for and enclosures make it easy to view the animals. This little zoo can hold its own against the bigger zoos. What I liked about the zoo was the closeness...More

Thank Debbie C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A group of us went, including a 6 year old, and we enjoyed our time here. I would not say it is the best in the US but it is good. Only problem was most of the concession stands were closed but this could be...More

1  Thank bamexico
Reviewed 25 November 2017

Clean, walkable zoo with lots of plants and the animals appear to be well cared for and enclosures make it easy to view the animals. I've been to many zoos - the National Zoo in Washington, the Bronx Zoo and we live near the Philadelphia...More

Thank 829LynneUSA
Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

We come to this zoo once a year when we visit family. My 10 yr old son and 14 yr old daughter had a great time and we especially liked that we were there at feeding time around 3 pm. Watching the muskrat try to...More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

I wouldn’t call it the best zoo in the US. It’s a nice zoo and they seem to be working on improving it. It’s not a large zoo, but they have a good variety of animals. Unfortunately some living areas seem dirty or too small...More

Thank Monique G
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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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