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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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Great zoo

Gladys porter zoo is a favorite for my son. There are a wide variety of animals. We get the season... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2018
Timdunivent
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Brownsville, Texas
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Really an amazing place

We got there early, and it rained a lot the day we went. There were only a few exhibits that I wish... read more

Reviewed 28 January 2018
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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 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
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500 E Ringgold St, Brownsville, TX 78520-7998
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+1 956-546-7187
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"endangered species"
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"well taken care"
in 10 reviews
"butterfly exhibit"
in 7 reviews
"large variety of animals"
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"beautiful animals"
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"aquatic center"
in 5 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 10 reviews
"lions and tigers"
in 5 reviews
"air conditioned"
in 4 reviews
"reptile house"
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"summer months"
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"big cats"
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"whole family"
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"only complaint"
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"south texas"
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"gift shop"
in 8 reviews
"exhibits"
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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Gladys porter zoo is a favorite for my son. There are a wide variety of animals. We get the season passes every year. If you want to save a few bucks sams club sells the season pass family pack for $65.

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Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

We got there early, and it rained a lot the day we went. There were only a few exhibits that I wish had been larger for the animals housed. All in all, it was an amazing experience. The people were friendly and it wasn't too...More

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Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

What to do that’s fun and get some exercise ? Visit the zoo. Always fun to visit. The grounds are well kept. Looking forward to our next visit.

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Reviewed 21 January 2018

The Gladys Porter Zoo is dedicated to the preservation of endangered species and near extinct species. It has been 4 years since we last visited Gladys Porter Zoo. There are many new exhibits since our last visit including the Butterflies, Bugs & Blooms exhibit, The...More

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Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

This is the BEST zoo we have EVER been to! The way the animals were housed was awesome. The primates were on islands. We were able to be closer to the animals in their habitats than any other zoo we have been to. It is...More

Thank Chad W
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

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 8 January 2018 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
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Reviewed 5 January 2018 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
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

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
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Reviewed 31 December 2017 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

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Jennifer M
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Hello. Pets are not allowed at the zoo.
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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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