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Caldwell Zoo

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Address: 2203 W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Tyler, TX 75702-2954
Phone Number: +1 903-593-0121
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Great Zoo

Great zoo for the size and price. We loved feeding the birds and the reptile area. Plenty to see and do while at this zoo. The elephants are beautiful as always. It's always clean... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Danyalle S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great zoo for the size and price. We loved feeding the birds and the reptile area. Plenty to see and do while at this zoo. The elephants are beautiful as always. It's always clean and a pretty good size. The animal exhibits are also a good size as well. We've been to this zoo many times and plan to go... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A great place to take the family and enjoy the day together! The animals are in a very natural environment and well taken care of, the aquarium is awesome and so are the Penguins!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was shocked the first time I went to the Tyler's, Caldwell Zoo. There's lots to see and it's beautiful and clean. Don't miss the aviary center, you can actually feed the birds, this may only be during the summer and holidays, I'm not sure. There is an indoor reptile center and the kids really enjoy. There is a large... More 

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bullard
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been going here since a small child , it is a great zoo , with an always expanding array of animals the man who opend the zoo loved children they were once free now they charge but it's worth it , hope you have a wonderful time !

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37 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family has been a member of this zoo for over a decade and do not regret the time and money spent here. While it used to be free, it is still fairly reasonable in price to get in. The exhibits are wonderful and everything is well kept. While our kids have been many times, they still enjoy every visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There are parts that are under construction. But that doesn't stop the awesomeness from this zoo!! My family and I had a blast!

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Thank Angel M
Tyler, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Clean and well designed small zoo for the family. Animals appear to be well cared with adequate room (it is a zoo) for most of them. It's a little difficult for me to see animals that are caged, but most of these could not survive in the wilderness anyway. Good value for the money.

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Tyler, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a beautiful Sunday at the zoo. The animals were glad for the Texas cool off and it made our visit extra nice. Part of the park was under construction but there were plenty of exhibits to visit. We also visited the gift shop and found it extra nice and the items were very reasonable in price. If you plan... More 

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Mount Pleasant, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to the Tyler Zoo many of times and it doesn't seem to grow or anything. Very small Zoo and would rather spend the money at the Dallas Zoo or different Zoo with more animals and things to do. You can pay around the same price and have a better experience at a larger zoo.

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Thank sugar2sugars
Lindale, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Caldwell Zoo has come a long way since I was a child, but the cost is getting a little out of hand. The African section is great, better than most zoos I have visited and they have a snack area right next to it where you can watch the elephants and giraffes. They have added some new animals in... More 

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